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Ruts Dc Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Westworld
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,515 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mirror Smashed
2. Dangerous Minds
3. Slow Down
4. Despondency
5. Different View
6. No Time To Kill
7. Fools
8. Walk Or Run
9. Parasites
10. Different View (Single Version-Bonus Track)
11. Formula Eyes (Bonus Track)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait 27 Sep 2012
By Ossian
Format:Audio CD
It's been a long wait for this one to be re-issued, and one of the few albums that I missed at the time that I have been looking for on CD. The Ruts were a brilliant band, and I was lucky to see them live one time back in the day - superb gig! So I was wondering what this would be like. It's a really good album with new influences on the old sound. Obviously without Malcolm's vocals it sounds a bit different, and with several singers it takes a bit of getting used to. I'm giving it 4 stars cos it doesn't quite compete with the original band, but as a next step it is well worth a listen. Would love to have seen how they would go about this in a live scenario. Long live The Ruts.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Animal Now"............... at last !!!! 10 Aug 2012
By Rossman
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I can but agree with the previous reviewers that this is a LONG overdue but very welcome re-issue of this great album.
Anyone listening to The Ruts at the time or in retrospect could see the definite progression from "The Crack" to "Rude Boys/Love In Vain" to "West One". This was a great band with the potential to "go places". Whilst many people mourn the tragic early deaths of "Rock Stars", in truth, many of them have already "had their day" in terms of musical influence and originality. But in the case of Malcolm Owen, it is easy to see that there was potentially so much more to come for The Ruts had Malcolm been able to overcome his well publicised "problems". Enough said on that matter.
This album proves that point. Painful, introspective, hopeful, bitter, joyous......... and a million other misunderstood emotions come out in this fine collection of songs.
A bit of Rock, a touch of Punk, Jah Dub, Rockabilly..... yes, a little bit of everything and a whole lot of wonderful.... Great stuff.
And even more than ever, "We are in the hands of Dangerous Minds......"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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So, after umpteen years of waiting & wondering why this brilliant album had never been re-issued onto CD, it's finally here... And was it worth the wait? Oh, yes!!!
For those of you who're fans of the RUTS catalogue but have never ventured beyond, this is basically what the official 2nd RUTS album might've sounded like had poor old Malcolm not met his unfortunate fate... You can hear them stepping in this direction on the RUTS classic "West One (Shine On Me)", and the songs on here are just fantastic post-punk, angst-ridden gems one-and-all.
The vocals are shared amongst the 3 remaining Rutsters, and their musicianship rides high throughout, but now also featuring the added bonus of gratuitous sax courtesy of Mr Barnacle.
Personal faves for me include "Mirror Smashed", "Despondancy", "Different View" and the obligatory reggae rub-a-dub of "Fools", but really every song is wonderful. The period-7" has both A + B sides included as bonus cuts, so you really can't go wrong with this re-issue.
The following year they dubbed-out 100% with the (then) sublime "Rhythm Collision Vol. One", but here you can still recall the origins of this criminally over-looked outfit. And once you hear the lyrics to "Parasites", you begin to realise that maybe Virgin Records had an axe to grind by leaving this album hidden in the vaults for all these years since its original release in 1981...
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By NobbyK
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I bought this off the back of the Rhythm Collision CDs - closer in sound to the original Ruts but then that's no bad thing! The two (later) Rhythm Collision CDs are dancier (Vol 1) and, what I believe some may call, more smoking/meditational (Vol 2). I'd go as far to say buy Vol 2 first, Vol 1 second and then revisit the entre Ruts back catalogue to see where it all comes from. Magic!
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Fantastic album glad it got a official cd release at last buy this cd you will not be disappointed-top quality band good to see them back on the scene again
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