Saving Songs From Extinction: “Babylon’s Burning” by The Ruts


I am looking at songs that maybe never were played on the radio or songs that were and then stopped. If I don’t add new life to these songs they may become extinct. We may never hear of them again. I have to use my (limited) power to save these songs. I look forward to your help in this very important crusade.

Today we save “Babylon’s Burning” by The Ruts from extinction. “Babylon’s Burning” came in 1979 from the U.K.. The Ruts were part of the punk and post-punk scene with its mix of punk, dub & reggae. They became a favorite of BBC DJ John Peel and were featured in a couple Peel Sessions which helped the band gain notice. They were also part of the Rock Against Racism concert which featured The Clash in England to stop the racial divide.  Drugs were the flame that burned out The Ruts. Singer, Malcolm Owen, was found dead of drug overdose in 1980.

Help save this song won’t you?

About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more:
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