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Ruts - The Crack mp3

Performer: Ruts
Genre: Rock
Title: The Crack
Country: UK
Released: 28 Sep 1979
Style: Dub, Punk
Label: Virgin
Catalog Number: V 2132
MP3 version ZIP size: 1398 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 662


1You're Just A
2Out Of Order
3Human Punk
4Criminal Mind
5Dope For Guns
6Jah War
Backing Vocals – Bertie, Rocky , PockyOrgan [Occasional Organ] – Paul Fox Piano [Skanking Steinway] – Segs
7S U S
8Savage Circle
9It Was Cold
Synthesizer [Special Synthesizer Effects] – Mick Glossop
10Back Biter
11Something That I Said
12Babylon's Burning


  • Artwork [Cover Concept]The Ruts
  • Backing VocalsMannah (tracks: A3, B3)
  • Bass, Backing VocalsSegs
  • DesignHothouse
  • Drums, Backing Vocals, PercussionDave Ruffy
  • Engineer [Assistant]George Chambers, Steve Prestage, Tony George
  • Engineer, Mixed ByMick Glossop
  • Guitar, Backing VocalsPaul Fox
  • Painting [Front Cover Painting]John Howard
  • Producer, Arranged ByMick Glossop, The Ruts
  • SaxophoneGarry Barnacle
  • Technician [Tape Op]Chappie Chambers
  • TrumpetLuke Tunney
  • VocalsMalcolm Owen
  • Written-ByRuffy, Jennings, Owen, Fox, Mannah (tracks: A3)


Recorded and mastered at The Townhouse.

Published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd.

'Human Punk' recorded live at The Marquee, 19th July 1979.

The front cover of the LP shows caricatures of many well known personalities from the 1970s. The 4 Ruts sit on a lounge in the centre of the painting - other identifiable characters include Jimmy Pursey (at 4 o'clock) Astronomer Patrick Moore (at 8 o'clock) John Peel (with a girl on his lap, at 9 o'clock), Peter Cook and Dudley Moore (at 11 o'clock), Keith Richards (at 1 o'clock), Rat Scabies and Captain Sensible (at 2 o'clock) and Jimi Hendrix (at 3 o'clock)


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): V 2132 A-7U-1-1-1 TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): V 2132 B-6 TOWNHOUSE


  • Recorded At – The Town House
  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


The Crack is The Ruts first album, released in 1979 and containing the UK hit singles: Babylon's Burning Number seven on the UK chart in June 1979 and Something That I Said No. 29 in September 1979. The white-reggae Jah War, which was written in the aftermath of the Southall unrest and the over-use of force by the Metropolitan Police Service's Special Patrol Group in 1979, was also released as a single but didn't make the UK chart. The Ruts. Babylon's Burning Reconstructed. UMG от лица компании Virgin Records Ltd EMI Music Publishing, ARESA, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. BMG Rights Management US, LLC, UMPG Publishing, CMRRA и другие авторские общества 1. Listen free to The Ruts The Crack Babylon's Burning, Dope For Guns and more. 12 tracks 40:20. The Best of the Ruts - Something That I Said. The Crack, Grin and Bear It. United States. The Crack. Type Album. Released date September 1979. Labels Virgin Records. Music StylePunk-Rock. Members owning this album7. Babylon's Burning. Dope For Guns. stood out on so many levels, Rollins tells uDiscover Music. As a kid, I think it was more instinct that told me The Crack was an important record, but as an adult I can dig the individual components far more. However, while he loved the album from the off, Henry was equally smitten by the The Cracks artwork. Like a punk Sgt Pepper, the image was adapted from an original painting by artist John Howard, depicting the four Ruts sitting on a couch at a party at which an array of famous figures, including Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards and BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, are among the attendees. Shop Vinyl and CDs and complete your Ruts jigsaw puzzles for free Home. The Crack, 1979. Dope For Guns, 02:11. Out of Order, 01:54. Human Punk, 04:29. Now playing . The Crack is a music album by The Ruts released in 1979. The Crack is ranked 9,689th in the overall chart, 1,483rd in the 1970s, and 144th in the year 1979. This album is rated in the top 5 of all albums on