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« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2016, 07:49:09 PM »
So, their Prog roots are showing 'eh? Obviously still spending too much time hanging round with the Captain.

Sorry you missed a fair bit - I hate those 'club nites' (more like early nights!) venues use to maximise beer sales. Not good.
TV SM!TH - for the beer and the company! (AND great songs too!)

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« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2017, 02:43:49 PM »
TV SM!TH - for the beer and the company! (AND great songs too!)

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« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2017, 10:02:03 AM »
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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2017, 09:34:04 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gkpn9
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Steve Lamacq returns to Maida Vale for an annual Christmas party, and this year we're painting the holiday season punk. The Damned will be performing live from the legendary Maida Vale studios, ahead of their huge tour in 2018. They'll be joined by fellow punk pioneers Ruts DC, who'll be providing us with a second blistering live performance. Brix Smith Start, ex-member of The Fall, is behind the decks, spinning some classic punk tunes in between sets. And we'll be joined by football legend Stuart Pearce, who'll be telling us about his devotion to punk.
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« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2017, 10:12:17 AM »
Ruts DC - BBC6 Music's Christmas Punk Party. 8-12-2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hly-jz77gQw
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« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2018, 09:29:42 AM »
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« Reply #51 on: January 07, 2019, 05:11:18 PM »
https://louderthanwar.com/top-10-albums-leigh-heggarty-ruts-dc/
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There are lots more where these came from – here are 20 that nearly made it, should have made it, still might make it if I don’t send this article off soon…

The Damned ‘Damned Damned Damned’
32 minutes that changed the World. Is she really going out with him?

The Rolling Stones ‘Exile On Main Street’
No, side 3 isn’t that great – but the rest of it certainly is.

Iggy & The Stooges ‘Raw Power’
James Williamson on guitar. Enough said.

The Mega City Four ‘Tranzophobia’
You had to be there. Thankfully I was.

The Gas ‘Emotional Warfare’
– The best album you’ve never heard by the best group you’ve never heard.

TV Smith’s Cheap ‘R.I.P. – everything must go!’
The best album you’ve never heard by the best group you’ve never heard (slight return).

The Godfathers ‘Hit By Hit’
Their early singles collected. Mighty.

The Ruts ‘The Crack’
You were wondering where this one had got to weren’t you? To be honest it would / should have been in the top 10, but, well, that would just be weird wouldn’t it? Well, wouldn’t it?!?

‘The Crack’ is re-issued on the 8th February 2019 having been Re-mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio, and then cut to vinyl at Abbey Road Studios, the release comes complete with a digital download.
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« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2019, 10:30:52 AM »
Guess who owns the original of the cover painting from "The Crack"...

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/henry-rollins-the-ruts-the-crack-artwork/

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“When I met the guys I had a million questions waiting to leap like a cobra from a basket,” Rollins elaborates. “One of those questions was about The Crack’s artwork. Segs told me it was this amazing four feet by four canvas and that John Howard basically rolled it up and took it from England. He moved to New York and sold it to an art collector in the Upper East Side.”

Sometime later, when Segs visited Rollins in LA and Rollins showed the bassist his collection of rare Ruts memorabilia, The Crack’s artwork again came up in conversation.

“Segs said, ‘Henry, you’re the collector, you should really have the artwork,’” he says. “So I said, gamely, ‘So you’re putting me on mission?’ He says, ‘OK, Rollins, go get it.’ So I was dispatched to go into art-acquisition mode.”
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« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2019, 04:36:19 PM »
Guess who owns the original of the cover painting from "The Crack"...

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/henry-rollins-the-ruts-the-crack-artwork/

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“When I met the guys I had a million questions waiting to leap like a cobra from a basket,” Rollins elaborates. “One of those questions was about The Crack’s artwork. Segs told me it was this amazing four feet by four canvas and that John Howard basically rolled it up and took it from England. He moved to New York and sold it to an art collector in the Upper East Side.”

Sometime later, when Segs visited Rollins in LA and Rollins showed the bassist his collection of rare Ruts memorabilia, The Crack’s artwork again came up in conversation.

“Segs said, ‘Henry, you’re the collector, you should really have the artwork,’” he says. “So I said, gamely, ‘So you’re putting me on mission?’ He says, ‘OK, Rollins, go get it.’ So I was dispatched to go into art-acquisition mode.”

Read this a couple of days ago.

Good that it's in the possession of a proper fan
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« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2019, 09:56:12 AM »
I'm really looking forward to this:
https://www.motorcityrock.de/events/detail/6955/ruts-dc-gb-celebrating-40-years-of-the-crack-support.html
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As 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of ‘The Crack’ it’s now time to take a well deserved look back and Ruts DC are proud to announce some very special EU shows to celebrate the albums original release. These shows will not only feature their 'The Crack' masterpiece but also tracks from 'Music Must Destroy', 'Grin & Bear It', 'Animal Now' and maybe even a brand new tune...

“It’s always been important to us to be a current and forward thinking band, releasing and playing new material whilst being proud of our past,” states John ‘Segs’ Jennings. “A milestone to many, The Crack is an important piece of work to us too.
 We now feel ready to celebrate where we came from.”

Making ‘The Crack” was a real game changer for me,” continues Dave Ruffy. “The Ruts were a band that were greater than the sum of their parts and wrote music inspired by everything we had ever heard. It’s a piece of work that I am immensely proud to have been a part of. Now forty years on we will be playing the album in its entirety, it’s quite a challenge as some of the songs have not been played since 1980!

I'm glad they will play songs from the latest album as well (last I saw them was 2014, which was great; unfortunately there was no gig promoting "Music Must Destroy" around here).  8)
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« Reply #55 on: December 02, 2019, 11:11:10 AM »
Good German review with lots of pics from the gig in Stuttgart (which was great)!

https://www.gig-blog.net/2019/12/01/ruts-dc-29-11-2019-goldmarks-stuttgart/

Video from Stuttgart show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hyEwQYPVjo
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