Animal Now [Import]
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1981 album from the British Punk/Post-Punk outfit. Originally known as the Ruts, the band changed their name following the death of frontman Malcolm Owen. The remaining Ruts, Segs Jennings, Dave Ruffy and Paul Fox with the addition of sax player Gary Barnacle, kept things going using the name Ruts D. C. Many people at the time found it hard to give credit to the Ruts without Malcolm Owen and maybe it was a mistake not to make a clean break from the past but at it's best, Ruts D. Cs music sounds like the natural progression for the band. Debut single 'Different View' with it's great flipside 'Formula Eyes' is an excellent follow up to the final Owen era single 'West One', while the album Animal Now also contains many fine moments such as 'Mirror Smashed', 'Dangerous Minds' and the extended, superior take of 'Different View'. This release features two extra tracks, the single version of 'Different View' and it's B-side 'Formula Eyes'. Also features extensive sleeves notes by Alex Ogg which the band themselves contributed greatly to.