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The Best Of The Ruts [CD]

Ruts Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (10 Jan 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0006G89FQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,021 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

Customer Reviews

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack for Broken Britain 9 Jan 2009
By Sizzle
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A complilation of music release in the late 70's but much of it is as relevant today as ever.

Set against a backdrop of the Cold War, Thatcherism, Teenage Wasteland the Ruts summed up many young people's attitudes & plight of the time.

The phrase "You're in a rut, you'd better get out of it" rings true for many & the gaunt desperation of It Was Cold with it's apocalyptic nuclear sounding end is particularly effective.

They also produced some excellent singles driven by a superbly tight rhythm section & searingly accurate guitar work not to mention Owen's vocal style. If your ever feeling cheesed off just play Babylon's Burning to let off some steam or try Staring At The Rude Boys if you want to glory in the sense of being part of youth culture & being different to the rest.

What a band & what a shame that they don't get the recognition that they deserve.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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The Ruts came and went quickly, were a favorite on Peel, and produced a hadnful of cracking singles and 2 albums. One released after the sad deat hof the lead singer. This CD is a summary of those times & a very strong one. If you only know punk via The Sex Pistols or the Clash. Then this CD is very worth seeking out. I had the recrods in 1979, and I recently got this to re-visit them. This after I gound the youtube footage of the amazing concert in 2007 for the ailing guitarist Paul Fox, with Henry Rollins on vocals. Seek this out too. Its great. As is his story of the way it came about in adversity. All in all a CD containing half a dozen classic tracks. Also a couple showing that this band could play regaee jsut as well as the Clash. But it, and get out of 'A Rut' !
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best post punk bar none! 23 Oct 2009
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In a rut? No chance! This is the best collection of post punk tracks by one band that you'll find anywhere! The majestic 'In a rut' and 'H eyes' through to the sublime SUS and the more commercial (if that were possible!) 'Shine on'. Add to that the couple of ska influenced tracks and you've got the complete album. A short and sweet career. Later bands don't hold a candle to this...feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Compilation 14 Sep 2012
By Johnoco
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I must admit I only got this for a handful of tracks (BB, Rude Boys..) but have discovered that it is chock full of absolute gems. If you liked the singles, don't hesitate. If you like good music, don't hesitate either.

Good variety of styles. You won't be dissapointed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer brilliance, fresh and in your face! 14 Jun 2010
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This group emanating from the 70's punk rock era are second to none.

Great, fast, powerful hard hitting bass lines and guitar riffs with lyrics that are straight to the point.

I am so surprised this album only has 3 reviews at the time of writing. I'm only 23 myself so I missed out on this great era, but if anyone reading this review lived through this period of punk rock history please throw some recommendations my way in a comment to this review!

Buy this now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
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the ruts dc are still great to watch live now
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 11 Jun 2014
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Great production and a stunning performance. Nearly every track is perfect. Love it to death! If you like rock, buy it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars legends 20 Mar 2014
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One of the great punk bands of all time who lived it real time...a few hits plenty of dub vibes and attitude to fill the albert halll.,.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Complete rubbish.Only plays with built in player @ 128 kbps due to copy write protection. Save your money & buy a different CD.
Published 27 days ago by Stephen B
4.0 out of 5 stars Says what it is.
A comprehensive collection of hits from this very under-rated punk group.
All the well known hits, plus album tracks that I didn't know.
Published 13 months ago by fromejon
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
Great to listen to this band again holds up after all these years great sounds. All the best songs are here
Published 19 months ago by Mr. Ma Hopkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Babylon's still burning
One of the best gigs I ever saw was the Damned supported by the Ruts at Digbeth Civic hall in Birmingham. Read more
Published on 25 Mar 2012 by bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars forgot how good they were
one of the most underated punk bands of the time personally they are in the top 3 bands of the time and would probably gone on to be even better if it wasnt for the death of the... Read more
Published on 26 Dec 2011 by kazza
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot Stuff
Babylon's Burning was a storming song, one of many visceral blasts from this angry band. BB was a true song for the times, tho the band were never particularly taken to by the rock... Read more
Published on 9 Sep 2011 by des
4.0 out of 5 stars Good memories, but still sounds fresh.
I bought this as I was a fan back in the day and I was half expecting to be disappointed due to the passage of time. I need not have worried as their sound still holds up today. Read more
Published on 20 Nov 2009
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