Ruts

Babylon's Burning Reconstructed

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One of 1980s punk rock favorites the Ruts' best-known songs, "Babylon's Burning," is re-imagined here in 16 widely varying remixes by contemporary artists from equally differing backgrounds. German punks Die Toten Hosen go for a fairly conventional wide-angle approach, while the Groove Corporation hew close to the Ruts' reggae tendencies with a rootsy bass and drum-heavy mix. Rob Smith's spare approach leaves just a vocal track over beatbox and guitar, and there are also drum-and-bass and ambient reworkings. An intriguing experiment that often produces fascinating results.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:00 Amazon
2 02:39 Amazon
3 04:13 Amazon
4 05:25 Amazon
5 03:12 Amazon
6 02:50 Amazon
7 02:40 Amazon
8 03:30 Amazon
9 05:53 Amazon
10 05:18 Amazon
11 06:12 Amazon
12 03:15 Amazon
13 03:59 Amazon
14 03:37 Amazon
15 03:17 Amazon
16 03:50 Amazon
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