The Ruts were a reggae-influenced British punk rock band. They were heavily involved in anti-racism causes and Southall born lead singer Malcolm Owen was particularly affected by the race riots in his hometown in April 1979.
This single captured the mood of the time, as riots swept Britain in the summer of 1979. "Babylon's Burning" is about the fiery collapse of western civilization.The track was featured in the 1980 film Times Square and was The Ruts biggest hit - they never recovered from the death of Malcolm Owen from a heroin overdose the following year.
A - Babylon´s Burning
B - Society
The Ruts - Babylon´s Burning (Single, 1979)
(320 kbps, frotn cover included)