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"Animal Now"............... at last !!!!
on 10 August 2012
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......"