The Ruts

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British punk rock band formed in London in 1977 with an original line up of Malcolm Owen (vocals), Dave Ruffy (drums), Vince Segs (bass) and Paul Fox (guitar). Their first single 'In A Rut' only just missed out on getting into the Top 40, though it did earn them three sessions with BBC Radio One and a contract with Virgin. The next single 'Babylon's Burning' was a hit going in to the top ten, this was followed by a couple more successful singles. They began to attract attention from hard-line Skinheads who disagreed with the bands anti-racist stance. This resulted in violence at some of their gigs which caused Owen, who was already having problems with heroin to become depressed. The first release of the 80's for the band 'Staring At The Rude Boys', was sadly also to be Owens last, as he passed away, July, 14th, 1980, after taking a heroin overdose.
The band continued with Fox taking over the vocals, under the new name Ruts DC.
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Albums

V 2132 The Ruts - The Crack album art Ruts* The Crack (Album) Virgin V 2132 UK 1979 Sell This Version
LINK LP 013 The Ruts - Live And Loud!! album art The Ruts Live And Loud!! (Album) Link Records (4) LINK LP 013 UK 1987 Sell This Version
DOJOLP 52 The Ruts - Live album art The Ruts Live(LP) Dojo DOJOLP 52 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SFRLP 109 The Ruts - The Peel Sessions Album album art The Ruts The Peel Sessions Album (Comp) Strange Fruit SFRLP 109 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WIN CD 009 The Ruts - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert album art Ruts* / Penetration (2) Ruts* / Penetration (2) - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert(CD, Album) Windsong International WIN CD 009 UK 1991 Sell This Version
OZITDAN LP 8018 The Ruts - Live At Deeply Vale 1978 album art The Ruts Live At Deeply Vale 1978 (Album) Dandelion Records OZITDAN LP 8018 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RUT 1 The Ruts - In A Rut album art The Ruts In A Rut (Single) People Unite RUT 1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2814 188 The Ruts - Jah War album art The Ruts Jah War (Single) Virgin 2814 188 France 1979 Sell This Version
VS 285 The Ruts - Something That I Said album art Ruts* Something That I Said (Single) Virgin VS 285 UK 1979 Sell This Version
VS 271 The Ruts - Babylon's Burning album art Ruts* Babylon's Burning (Single) Virgin VS 271 UK 1979 Sell This Version
101 965, 101 965-100 The Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys album art Ruts* Staring At The Rude Boys (Single) Virgin 101 965, 101 965-100 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
VS 370 The Ruts - West One (Shine On Me) album art Ruts* West One (Shine On Me)(7") Virgin VS 370 UK 1980 Sell This Version
RSO 71 The Ruts - Take This Town / Babylon's Burning album art XTC / Ruts* XTC / Ruts* - Take This Town / Babylon's Burning(7", Single) RSO RSO 71 UK 1980 Sell This Version
VS 583-12 The Ruts - 4 Track EP album art The Ruts 4 Track EP(12", EP) Virgin VS 583-12 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BO 4 The Ruts - Stepping Bondage album art Ruts* Stepping Bondage(7", Single) Bohemian BO 4 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SFPSC 011 The Ruts - The Peel Sessions album art The Ruts The Peel Sessions (EP, Maxi) Strange Fruit SFPSC 011 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
OG 9829 The Ruts - Babylon's Burning album art The Ruts Babylon's Burning(7") Old Gold (2) OG 9829 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VSCDT 1411 The Ruts - The Skids vs. The Ruts album art The Skids* vs. The Ruts The Skids* vs. The Ruts - The Skids vs. The Ruts (Single, Maxi) Virgin VSCDT 1411 UK 1992 Sell This Version
DR 999 The Ruts - Babylon's Burning - The Reconstructed Dub Drenched Soundscapes ... album art Ruts* Babylon's Burning - The Reconstructed Dub Drenched Soundscapes ...(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Dude Records (2) DR 999 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

V 2188 The Ruts - Grin And Bear It album art Ruts* Grin And Bear It (Album, Comp) Virgin, Virgin V 2188 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
COM CD7 The Ruts - You Gotta Get Out Of It album art The Ruts You Gotta Get Out Of It(CD, Comp) Virgin COM CD7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
RRCD 182 The Ruts - Demolition Dancing album art The Ruts Demolition Dancing (Album, Comp) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 182 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
VINCE LOMBARDY 020 The Ruts - Ruts Rules album art Ruts* Ruts Rules(CD, Comp, Ltd) Vince Lombardy Highschool Records VINCE LOMBARDY 020 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CDOVD 454, 7243 8 40194 2 6 The Ruts - Something That I Said - The Best Of The Ruts album art The Ruts Something That I Said - The Best Of The Ruts (Comp) Virgin, Virgin CDOVD 454, 7243 8 40194 2 6 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
STEPCD 044 The Ruts - Live And Loud!! album art The Adverts / The Ruts The Adverts / The Ruts - Live And Loud!! (Comp) Step-1 Music STEPCD 044 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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el-haych

el-haych

May 15, 2013
formed in london in 1977 with an original line up of malcolm owen(vocals),paul fox(guitar),dave ruffy(bass)and paul mattock(drums),ruffy moved back to drums and roadie vince 'segs' jennings came in on bass(this info is on the back of the 'stepping bondage' 7"-released on the bands own 'bohemian' label)..and it was segs that took over vocals after malcolm died,not paul...segs (still vocals/bass) & dave ruffy (drums)re-activated ruts dc around 2011-2012.

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