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The Ruts - West One (Shine On Me)


On this date in 1980, The Ruts released their sixth and final single with lead singer Malcolm Owen, "West One (Shine On Me)". It was backed by "The Crack". The A side appeared on their second and final album, Grin & Bear It. The B side was a non-LP side that was added as a bonus track on their first album, The Crack, when it was re-released on CD. The single reached the #43 spot on the U.K. singles chart. Lead singer Malcolm Owen had died of a heroin overdose on July 14, 1980. After the release of this single, the band would become known as Ruts DC. They disbanded in 1983.

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