Review: The Ruts, Liquid Room

Review: The Ruts, Liquid Room

1979 was a good year for music, with the speed-fuelled rush of punk augmented by a creative flowering which comes as bands evolve and develop. Groups such as The Clash, Blondie and The Jam were at the top of their game while the likes of Joy Division, The Specials and Echo & the Bunnymen were staking a claim. Coventry’s Specials were back at number one last month, a remarkable achievement for the 2-Tone pioneers. The…

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The Ruts to visit Edinburgh to mark 40th anniversary of legendary album

The Ruts to visit Edinburgh to mark 40th anniversary of legendary album

The Ruts (now The Ruts DC) have announced a 2019 UK tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their legendary album The Crack – including a show at the Liquid Room in Edinburgh. Released in September of 1979, The Ruts’ one and only studio album was an extraordinary statement of intent. As the energy and attitude of punk’s first wave started to dissipate, here was a band that exploded onto the scene with everything to…

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