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Ruby Records was a record label subsidiary of Slash Records, started in 1981.

Ruby was distributed through the same independent distributors that handled its corporate parent, Slash. When Warner Bros. Records bought Slash, they took over distribution of Ruby's three most popular albums (The Gun Club's "Fire of Love", The Misfits "Walk Among Us", The Dream Syndicate's "The Days of Wine and Roses") and deleted the others. The WB-distributed version of "Fire of Love" has an altered cover design, but the CD reissues on Slash and Rhino use the original artwork. Ruby was essentially a personal project run by The Flesh Eaters singer Chris D. He was listed as producer of The Misfits' Walk Among Us LP on its original release, although this was amended for the CD reissue. Chris D. also produced The Dream Syndicate's Days Of Wine And Roses & The Gun Club's Fire Of Love LPs and the two Flesh Eaters albums released by Ruby.

Chris D. produced five tracks on the Gun Club's "Fire of Love" album ("Sex Beat", "Preaching the Blues", "Fire Spirit", "Ghost on the Highway" and "Jack on Fire"). Tito Larriva produced the album's other six tracks ("Promise Me", "She's Like Heroin to Me", "For the Love of Ivy", "Black Train", "Cool Drink of Water" and "Goodbye Johnny").



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