157 – The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning (1979)
Written by The Ruts
Label – Virgin
Fantastic riffs aren’t solely reserved to rock and metal music, and here’s a shining example of how great punk rock music can deliver memorable musical motifs. This taut, angular burst of aggression, viciously directed at the British National Front (fascists),with Malcolm Owen’s snarling vocal forewarning us of the consequences for any form of acceptance. But for the untimely death of Owen just a year later, there are many punk critics who believe that this band could have been bigger than The Clash. I’m unconvinced, but I still believe that they were a great, great band. Just ask Henry Rollins!