Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Ruts: Babylon's Burning

Chosen because of the weather, the widespread anxiety and my fear that all this will result in riots.

The Ruts reached no. 7 with this in the cooler summer of 1979 and got to appear on Top of the Pops twice.

The first time, according to Wow Vinyl:

A nervous-looking Dave Lee Travis introduced the song with the old-school producers allegedly in a panic behind the scenes fearing it might actually inspire riots.

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