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The Ruts - Something That I Said (The Best Of) - 1995 (UK)

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  1. vAsSiLy77

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    Jun 21, 2010
    The Ruts like so many were born out of a pub rock band. This one was called Hit & Run that Dave Ruffy & Paul Fox played in. Ruffy was on bass, Paul on Guitar and Paul Mattock was on drums. Malcolm Owen a friend went with them on August 1977 to a rehearsal in Rotherhithe as a singer without knowing if he could sing!! Something clicked and 4 songs came out of it. Rich Bitch, Lobotomy, I Ain't Sofisticated and Out Of Order.
    Thankfully not naming the band Malcolm and The Skulking Loafers they set upon the short and simple 'The Ruts'. When Paul Mattock (a soul music fan at heart) left Vince Segs, a Hit & Run Roadie, joined on bass and Dave Ruffy moved to the drums. The Ruts classic line up was complete.
    A tape of demos got no interest from the record companies so The Ruts got down to playing. With a set list of originals comprising a very fluid reggae punk blend bar suprisingly one - Eat Your Heart Out - given to the band by Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy but subsequently dropped and never recorded.
    Their first gig was at a pub The Target in Northolt and their first RAR (Rock Against Racism) gig was with Misty at Southall Community Centre. "It was a shambles but it was fantastic. There was all these pogoing pakistanis". By no means political or militant, RAR was a means to an end for The Ruts while at the same time showing an alternative to the NF.
    In A Rut their first record was financed by Misty and had taken the band seven months to get out. With support from John Peel it sold 20,000 copies. They signed with Virgin and released Babylons Burning which rocketed them to a top 10 position. More hits followed till shockingly Malcolm Owen was discovered dead from a heroin overdose. The one thing you notice though is the vein of sadness and irony in the lyrics that runs through some of the songs most obviously 'Love In Vain','H-eyes', 'West One' and 'In a Rut'. Malcolm was a heroin user before The Ruts but turned back to it after his wife left him... Malcolm Owen died on July 14th 1980 aged 26 .
    The Ruts live were fast, raw and very sweaty and Malcolm Owen was a livewire on stage.....an excellent frontman with a brilliant voice who channelled the intensity of the music which is why The Ruts DC ( the Ruts minus Malcolm) were always doomed to failure. The demos tho are brilliant and makes Malcolm's death even sadder because they had so much potential. They were great as a band . They weren't the punkiest looking of bands but that just goes to show don't it that spiky hair and all the clothes in the world don't mean jack shit if you ain't got the goods.
    (bandbio stolen from http://www.punk77.co.uk/index.htm)

    Discography - The Ruts:
    Singles [Bearbeiten]
    * 1978 In a Rut
    * 1979 Babylon's Burning
    * 1979 Something That I Said
    * 1979 Jah War
    * 1980 Staring at the Rude Boys
    * 1980 West One (Shine On Me)
    * 1982 Weak Heart (Ruts DC)
    * 1979 The Crack
    * 1980 Grin & Bear it (Sammelalbum)
    * 1981 Animal now (Ruts DC)
    * 1982 Rhythm Collision Vol. 1 (Ruts DC)
    * 2005 The Best of The Ruts

    The Ruts - Something That I Said (The Best Of - 1995)


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    1. In A Rut 3:40
    2. H Eyes 2:48
    3. Babylon's Burning 2:33
    4. Dope For Guns 2:11
    5. S.U.S. 3:49
    6. Something That I Said 3:54
    7. You're Just A..... 3:03
    8. It Was Cold 6:39
    9. Savage Circle 3:05
    10. Jah War 6:54
    11. Criminal Mind 1:33
    12. Backbiter 3:02
    13. Out Of Order 1:58
    14. Human Punk 4:25
    15. Staring At The Rude Boys 3:14
    16. Love In Vain 4:09
    17. West One (Shine On Me) 5:42


    Something That I Said - The Best Of The Ruts
    Release Date : 1995

    [cd] - MADE IN THE EU [rear inlay] - PRINTED IN THE UKSimilar to [r7886862], made by EMI Swindon but has MADE IN THE UK on the cd Similar to [r17348677] which is pressed by EMI Uden - slightly different matrixThe copyright in this recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd. ℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd. Tracks 2, 5, 15, 16, 17 ℗ 1980 Virgin Records Ltd © 1995 Virgin Records Ltd. Published by

    The Ruts Biography

    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 [a=Ruts DC].

    Band members: David Ruffy, John Jennings, Malcolm Owen, Paul Fox (7)

    The Ruts were a Punk Rock band from London, UK of the late 70s, early 80s. Combining straightforward beefy Punk tracks, such as Babylon is Burning and In A Rut with Dub Reggae classics like Give Youth A Chance and Jah War, they were most similar to The Clash in terms of stance and influence, walking the walk and talking the talk.

    After meeting at the Deeply Vale Free Festival, The Ruts were formed on 18 August ]1977, the band consisted of Malcolm Owen (vocals), Paul Fox (guitar), John "Segs" Jennings (bass) and Dave Ruffy (drums).[1] As part of the Misty in Roots People Unite collective based in Southall, west London, the band were active in anti-racist causes and played a number of benefits for Rock Against Racism.

    On 11 February 1980, the band returned to a BBC studio for their third Peel session, two tracks of which - "Demolition Dancing" and "Secret Soldiers" - later appeared on Virgin's posthumous Grin & Bear It album.

    By this time singer Malcolm Owen was suffering with health problems; a combination of sore throats and a heroin addiction. A UK tour was arranged, the 'Back to Blighty' tour, but a number of dates had to be cancelled due to Owen's condition. What turned out to be the last Ruts gig with Malcolm took place at Plymouth Polytechnic on 26 February 1980.

    Many of the Ruts best gigs were RAR (Rock Against Racism) gigs with Misty in Roots, and Jah War was written in response to the Southall Riots where the police attacked the Anti-Nazi League that were protesting a National Front march through the predominantly British Indian Southall area.

    The Ruts, in their attitude, politics and music were truly representative of the best Punk had to offer. Sadly we were never to discover how they would develop as Malcom Owen, their charismatic front man, died of a heroin overdose on 14th July 1980, aged 26.

    Disclaimer: this biography was gathered automatically through an external music database and could be inaccurate. We don't control the information found here.

    Label - Virgin

    bPlease note, many Virgin issues also carry an EMI logo. This is not a label and EMI should not be added as a label, it instead indicates that Virgin was part of the EMI Group./b

    Started by a4812584 in the early 1970s as an independent label based in London, UK. The record company l26760 and subsidiaries which used the Virgin brand was sold to l118508 Plc in 1991, the various Virgin trademarks however remained the property of l326037, since 2012 the imprint has been licensed from Virgin Enterprises Ltd. and is used by various companies that form part of the Universal Music Group.

    Label Code: LC 3098/LC 03098 (may appear as "LCO3098").

    The Virgin disc label designs/logos:

    Roger Dean (4) was the designer of the original famous Virgin label with snakes and dragons.

    For LP's following designs were used:
    1973-1974 white Roger Dean label
    1974-1976 coloured Roger Dean label
    1975 fawn & mauve Roger Dean label (V2037 to V2044 and some older title reissues)
    1975-1976 Red twin label with Outer White Ring
    1975-1976 Green twin label with Outer White Ring
    1976-1978 Green twin label (without outer white ring)
    1976-1977 Red twin label (without outer white ring)
    1977-1978 blue label with double Virgin writing logo (V2086 to ??)
    1978-1987 green/red alternative label (Side 1 / Side 2)
    1987-xxxx grey-white label

    Probably the fawn & mauve Dean label should replace the coloured Dean label in summer 1975, but has been used only a very short time. The fawn & mauve Dean label hasn't been used outside UK.
    Red and Green labels with white outer ring replaced the fawn & mauve Dean label. These can be found on several Virgin albums outside UK, It has been used in UK a very short time only.

    The green twin label (without outer white ring) is easy to find. It has been used originally in 1976 but it is also available on reissues of older releases. In UK it has been used till 1978, but in other countries (Japan, Spain) there are records up to 1982 with this label. During this period a few titles were pressed with Red twin label (without outer white ring).

    The blue label with double Virgin writing logo is well-known on single releases but it has also been used on a few albums.
    The area of the green/red label ended in 1987 (UK), but in different countries it has been used longer (Spain 1990, Germany 1988).

    The grey-white label is still in use since 1987 (UK). The grey-white label has been published some months later in foreign countries (1988).

    For 7" releases following designs were used:
    1974-1975 black-white Dean label / white Dean label
    1976 blue twin label
    1976-1978 blue label with double Virgin writing logo
    1978-1987 green/red alternative label
    1987-xxx silver label

    In some countries the white or the black-white Dean label was longer in use (Germany, 1977). Spain was the only country that used the coloured Dean label on singles (instead of the white or black-white Dean label).

    The blue twin label (which has never been used for albums) was issued in UK only.

    The blue label with double Virgin writing logo was used from 1976 until 1979 in the UK. In some countries it was longer in use (Spain, 1979).

    On 12" only following designs exist:
    1978 - 1987 green/red alternative label
    1988 - xxxx grey-white label

    CD label designs:
    Old CD's normally had a blue label (a kind of light blue layer on the silver disc) because the producers had problems with the printing on the blank silver surface.
    Some of the middle-old editions have silver labels with red printing. Newer editions have black printings.