Ruthless Records was the name of a Chicagopunk label. It was not a real business, but a name used by three Chicago punk bands from 1981 to 1986: Big Black, the Effigies and Naked Raygun. Chicago, Illinois is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help take it from Good to Featured article status. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Big Black was one of the most influential noise rock bands of the 1980s. ... An effigy is a rough representation of a person, for example a George Bush or Guy Fawkes made of straw and old clothing. ... Naked Raygun was a very influential Chicago-based punk/noise band of the 1980s and early 1990s. ...
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