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Ruts: Grin And Bear It (Virgin)

Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 11 October 1980

AT THEIR best The Ruts embodied the virtues of second division punk without resorting to the Bash Street antics of third generation comics like the Cockney Rejects. Their commitment always seemed genuine enough and they were capable of expressing it though a combustible fusion of speed rock and reggae.

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