7. The Ruts
Not strictly post punk and often considered punk, the Ruts were worth far more than history has painted them.

Briefly huge and yet oddly overlooked the Ruts would have been the standard bearers for UK punk in the eighties, they would have been the Clash of the decade- their fusion of punk and reggae was already untouchable and influential…

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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