Hailed by some as a punk ‘Sgt Pepper’, ‘The Crack’’s artwork travelled the globe and set Henry Rollins on a mission to track down the original painting.
Urgent and driving, The Ruts’ debut album, ‘The Crack’, was an impressively diverse offering merging reggae influences and politically charged anthems.
The legendary punk album’s new edition was remastered at Turan Audio and cut to vinyl at Abbey Road Studios.
The best political punk songs have stood the test of time, remaining wholly relevant in an era when politics thrives on lies and confusion.
Ramones made their triumphant London debut in front of 2,000 fans at The Roundhouse on 4 July 1976, blitzkrieging the UK capitol with NYC punk attitude.
Fan Henry Rollins says: “The Crack - I cannot explain to you the impact that this LP had. It is simply one of the best albums of its time."
In inner-city clubs young West Indians were meeting Mods, who loved the sharp style, and British youths’ love affair with Jamaican music grew ever stronger.
Despite punk's notoriety, many punk bands played incendiary gigs which have gone down in history. We go down the front at the Top 10 Legendary UK Punk Gigs.