The Adverts

Live and Loud [Step 1/Harry May]

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The Adverts and the Ruts never gigged together, never knew one another, and -- chronology notwithstanding -- never really had much in common. In fact, the only thing you can say in favor of this pairing is -- surprisingly, it works. Capturing the Adverts in concert during 1977 and the Ruts a couple of years later, it represents two of the strongest and most exhilarating bands of the era, both at the peak of their powers -- that is, in the months before they discovered that the phenomenal starts that both bands had enjoyed were not harbingers of future success and wealth. Rather, both sadly dissipated: the Adverts by breaking up in disarray, with just two founder members left on board; the Ruts via the tragic drugs-to-death saga of vocalist Malcolm Owen. No matter. Surprisingly good sound quality and all-but-unimpeachable track listings remind listeners why so many people remain so totally enamored with these two groups, and though a little more annotation would have been nice to have, Live and Loud remains a startling testament to the days when noise, anger, energy, and fire still meant something to a lot of people.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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feat: Ruts
02:15 Amazon
2
feat: Ruts
03:26 Amazon
3
feat: Ruts
02:46 Amazon
4
feat: Ruts
03:05 Amazon
5
feat: Ruts
02:41 Amazon
6
feat: Ruts D.C. / Ruts
03:23 Amazon
7
feat: Ruts
03:45 Amazon
8
feat: Ruts
03:34 Amazon
9
feat: Ruts
02:18 Amazon
10
feat: Ruts
02:44 Amazon
11
feat: Ruts
03:40 Amazon
12
feat: Ruts
02:45 Amazon
13
feat: Ruts
02:55 Amazon
14
feat: Ruts
03:55 Amazon
15
feat: Ruts
02:33 Amazon
16
feat: Ruts
02:49 Amazon
17
feat: Ruts
02:38 Amazon
18
feat: Ruts
02:28 Amazon
19
feat: Ruts
03:06 Amazon
20
feat: Ruts
02:03 Amazon
21
feat: Ruts
03:00 Amazon
22
feat: Ruts
01:50 Amazon
23
feat: Ruts
05:01 Amazon
24
feat: Ruts
02:42 Amazon
25
feat: Ruts
00:43 Amazon
26
feat: Ruts
01:58 Amazon
27
feat: Ruts
02:24 Amazon
28
feat: Ruts
01:07 Amazon
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