8 February 2013

The Ruts DC play Eric's Liverpool 18 March

The Ruts DC

The Ruts DC play Eric's Liverpool 18 March

The Ruts DC
Support from Biteback
Monday 18 March
Eric's , 9 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L2 6RE
£15 from Eric’s box office 0151-236 9994/ Ticketmaster

The Ruts were an English reggae-influenced punk rock band, notable for the 1979 UK Top 10 hit Babylon's Burning, and an earlier single In a Rut, which was not a hit but was highly regarded and regularly played by BBC Radio 1 DJ, John Peel.

The Ruts DC were formed in 1981 by the rhythm section and guitarist of The Ruts. The Ruts had had three whirlwind years of success and much critical acclaim – excellent releases included the singles Babylons Burning ,Jah War, Something That I Said and Staring At The Rude Boys and the albums The Crack,Grin And Bear It and John Peel Sessions. The bands debut single In A Rut that was put out by reggae band Misty In Roots as they shared the common fight against racism and the National Front .

The Ruts were without doubt the best of the original punks who dubbed it up. When tragedy struck and the band split it wasn’t long before the booming rhythm section of Dave Ruffy and John ’Segs’ Jennings came forward with The Ruts DC (DC from the Latin  De Capo meaning’ from the beginning’) their strong  early roots reggae and dub influences coming to the fore.

July 2007 the Ruts reformed for the first time in 27 years for a one off benefit for Paul Fox the original guitarist following his diagnosis with lung cancer. Henry Rollins took over vocal duties and they were supported by The Damned, Misty In Roots, UK Subs ,Tom Robinson, John Otway and more. This was described as” the best punk gig of all time” by The Times and proved the rhythm section as strong as ever and will remain in London gig legend forever.

 A long anticipated second Rut DC Dub album is to be completed and released this year and some exclusive live shows are promised. For these they will be joined by the excellent keyboard and guitar player Seamus Beagen and some very special guest vocalists and deejays.

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