The Crack was the first album by The Ruts. It was originally released in 1979. The band spliced together punk and reggae and were loved by John Peel. It contained the singles Babylon’s Burning and Something That I Said. The band’s lyrics were aimed at social and political problems, none more than the track Jah War, which criticised unjust actions of the police. 40th anniversary remastered vinyl reissue, cut at Abbey Road.
Vinyl LP £17.99 7702623
Remastered LP on Virgin. Cut to vinyl at Abbey Road Studios.
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9/10 David 28th December 2018
This is a complete cold stone punk classic, full of cracking tunes and great lyrics. They burned bright but not for long due to the sad early demise of Malcolm Owen.
If you like your punk high energy this is an album you must have in your collection. I'd buy it myself if I idn't already have an original copy in great nick - Mine's got the 'pay no more than £3.99 sticker carefully peeled off the cover and stuck onto the inner - those were the days eh?
The live tracks at the end of side one are available on the 'Live ant Dingly Dell' album - check that one out too along with Grin & Bear It.
You won't be dissapointed.
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