Fanatics! Henry Rollins' KCRW Show Tomorrow Night: Get Your Ruts Records Out

KCRW Broadcast #173 for Saturday, July 14, 2012

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Fanatics! A great show tonight! In both hours we salute the mighty Ruts and acknowledge the passing of the band's legendary front man Malcolm Owen, who passed away on this day in the year of 1980 at the age of twenty-six. So, tonight, we begin each block of hour one with a Ruts song and we end the evening with my favorite Ruts song, "It Was Cold."

Look! New Melvins! New Japandroids! New Terakaft! Jay Reatard covering the Adverts! Leadbelly using the "n-word"! It's all here, Fanatics. A scoop of every flavor in the shop.

In our second hour, smash reality into pieces with Black Sabbath, stretch our minds with the Acid Mothers Temple, say yes to brain damage with the Afflicted and realize our inner cool with Miles. Valet, a band I don't know much about but after hearing the track we are playing tonight, I became a fan immediately and so, another addition to our play list. Exceptor! It's been awhile. We finish with a great Ruts track and say goodnight.

I do hope that you get your Ruts records out this weekend and play them loud. Thanks to John Peel, the band were given a chance to record new songs for the BBC and by doing so, give us Fanatics a glimpse of what the 2nd Ruts album might have been like. "West One (Shine On Me)," "Demolition Dancing," "Secret Soldiers"--it would have been an amazing album. Well, listen to what you've got, feel luck you have it and wonder what could have been.

It's a great night of music and the Big Three will be intact. Get ready to go live and STAY FANATIC!!! --Henry

Henry can be reached at:, or follow him on Twitter @henryrollins.

Read Henry's tracklist below.


Hour 1

01. The Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys / The Punk Singles Collection 3:14

02. The Damned - Smash It Up (single version) / single 2:54

03. Wire - Ex-Lion Tamer / Pink Flag 2:20

04. The Buzzcocks - Breakdown / Spiral Scratch 1:59

05. The UK Subs - Emotional Blackmail / Brand New Age 2:46

06. The Mob - Shuffling Souls / single (on the Let The Tribe Increase CD) 1:50

07. The Ruts - Savage Circle / The Crack 3:07

08. The Melvins Lite - Freak Puke / Freak Puke 2:47

09. Japandroids - Younger Us / Celebration Rock 3:33

10. Terakaft - Imad Halan / Kel Tamasheq 3:34

11. Jay Reatard - We Who Wait / Blood Visions 2:01

12. The Ruts - Jah War / The Punk Singles Collection 3:37

13. Brian Eno - Blank Frank / Here Come The Warm Jets 3:37

14. The Ladies - And Them / They Mean Us 3:24

15. Leadbelly - The Bourgeois Blues / Complete Works Volume 1 ('39-'40) 3:16

16. Discharge - Realities of War / Singles 1:10

Hour 2

01. Black Sabbath - Into the Void / Master Of Reality

01. Acid Mothers Temple- Golem Rock / Ominous From The Cosmic Inferno

03. Afflicted Man - Why / Complete (homemade CDR)

20. Miles Davis - Great Expectations / Complete Bitches Brew Sessions

04. Valet - Blood Is Clean / Blood Is Clean

05. Excepter - Teleportation: ASK / Presidence

06. The Ruts - It Was Cold / The Crack

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