ARTIST / BAND: Ruts DC
ALBUM: Rhythm Collision RE>>LOADED
FILE UNDER: Dub
INFO: When Malcolm Owen he joined his mates of the disbanding pub rock gang Hit & Run in 1977 to form The Ruts, their obvious sound outfit was nasty, pub rock-ish punk. But the current Jamaican sound called reggae was also buried deep in the group's DNA. It was soon to fully unfold when UK reggae band Misty in Roots discovered the angry talent of The Ruts and encouraged them to produce their first single on their own label People Unite.