Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Ruts/Penetration: BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert


As a live band The Ruts were utterly unrelenting, no matter what the tempo.



(Okay that was lip-synched but not everyone was going around recording shows on their phone back in nineteen and seventy-seven - in fact even French TV cameras didn't look or sound too good back then.)



The other half of this out-of-print CD features Pauline Murray's later-period Penetration, and includes my second favourite song of theirs, their pop-ified cover of the Buzzcocks "Nostalgia" .



This cover as well as "Don't Dicatate (and a few others spread over their two albums) seem to be Penetration's finest work. Perhaps it's the metal guitars (Fred Purses would later join Tygers of Pan Tang) or the lack of material strong enough to showcase Murray's powerful voice that make this band seem like a quickie.


BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert link is in the comments


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    PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ABOUT THE RUTS AND/OR PENETRATION!





    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?bzkb02m15w2

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  2. Thanx...didn't even know that this existed!
    Regards/

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  3. CallPastorJerkfaceMay 18, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    You'll be pleased to note my good Jeffen that these last two posts have inspired me to pull off the Traffic and put on The Boys. True, I'll likely go back to Animosity & Ulcerate later but as Mr. Lowe once said, "so it goes".

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  4. I was lucky enough to se The Ruts in Norwich in 1979,they still remain one of the best live bands I've ever seen.

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  5. great bands from the good ,old punk rock period!!!!!
    regards....!!!

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  6. Great post.

    Was a big fan of both of these bands back in the day.

    Thanks Jeffen.

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  7. Thanx Jeffen. Greetings from Argentina

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  8. Mona
    Always glad to pull out a rarity - glad you enjoyed!

    CPB
    We live in the sort of world where Corrosion of Conformity, Traffic and The ruts can sit cheek-by-jowl. Cool.

    Johnny
    Awesome - I'd love to have seen the ruts even if I was 11 when Malcolm died!

    Anon
    We love great old punk bands here and also new ones!

    The Seer
    Thanks for the good words and glad you enjoyed.

    El Gehtto
    You're welcome from Canada!

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  9. You Sir are a legend!Many thanks for this-had it on a tape but machine had the munchies and consumed it.Great blog-cheers!Deek from North of the border down Embra way

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  10. Deek
    Thanks for the high praises - now go and enjoy this lost fucker (remembering that "rut" and "penetration" are both euphemisms for sex!)

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  11. Thanks for The Ruts!

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