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Penetration

The only summation one can make of the career of English punks Penetration is, what a disappointment. In 1977, Penetration released a classic chunk of punk rock defiance titled "Don't Dictate." With Pauline Murray's impassioned vocals (sounding a bit like X-Ray Spex's Poly Styrene) leading the way, this was a blazing piece of anti-authoritarian rant: loud, snotty, and proud. Sadly, it was to be the one song they remained best noted for (assuming there are people who still remember Penetration). The problem was that they traded in barely competent but energetic bashing and thrashing for a more "mature" new wave/"punk-ish" rock sound. As a result, their debut LP, Moving Targets, although it has its moments, never lived up to the promise of "Don't Dictate." Still, Pauline Murray was a force to be reckoned with. Easily one of the best singers to come out of English punk rock, she made the band interesting even when the songs weren't there, the production was overwrought, and the whole enterprise was terribly uneven. It was to the surprise of no one that by 1980 she was fronting a new band, the Invisible Girls, who based on Murray's strengths became known as Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls. Still, major success eluded Murray, and she later moved into singing more elegant, mainstream pop/rock, remaining one of England's best unknown singers. ~ John Dougan
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Live 1978/9

Disc 1

1. Future Daze

2. Life's A Gamble

3. Lovers Of Outrage

4. VIP

5. Vision

6. Too Many Friends

7. Nostalgia

8. Movement

9. NeveRr

10. Stone Heroes

11. Free Money

12. Silent Community

13. Don't Dictate

14. Duty Free Technology (Encore) Firing Squad

15. Money Talks

16. Data_track

Disc 2

1. Shout Above The Noise

2. Life's A Gamble

3. She Is A Slave

4. Lifeline

5. What's Going On?

6. Movement

7. Party's Over

8. Lovers Of Outrage

9. Too Many Friends

10. Killed In The Rush

11. New Recruit

12. On Reflection

13. Nostalgia

14. Come Into The Open

15. Danger Signs

16. Free Money (Encore)

17. Stone Heroes (Split Announcement)

18. Future Daze

19. VIP

20. Money Talks

21. NeveRr

22. Duty Free Technology

23. Don't Dictate

24. Firing Squad

25. Danger Signs

26. Data_track

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Track List: The Best Of Penetration

1. Don't Dictate

2. Firing Squad

3. Life's A Gamble

4. Reunion

5. Silent Community

6. She Is The Slave

7. Nostalgia

8. Danger Signs

9. Free Money

10. Come Into The Open

11. Stone Heroes

12. Shout Above The Noise

13. Come Into The Open (Live)

14. Movement (Live)

15. Lovers Of Outrage (Live)

16. She Is The Slave (Live)

17. Too Many Friends/Killed In The Rush (Live)

18. Don't Dictate(Demo)

19. Firing Squad (Demo)

20. Duty Free Technology (Demo)

21. Never Never (Demo)

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Track List: Coming Up For Air

2. She Is The Slave

4. Killed In The Rush

6. Come Into The Open

7. What's Going On

8. Party's Over

9. On Reflection

10. Lifeline

11. New Recruit

12. Danger Signs

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Track List: Moving Targets

1. Future Daze

2. Life's A Gamble

3. Lover Of Outrage

4. Vision

5. Silent Community

6. Stone Heroes

7. Movement

8. Too Many Friends

9. Reunion

10. Nostalgia

11. Free Money

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John Dougan, Rovi, is the same git who wrote the original Stiff Little Fingers bio for Pandora, which basically said the same stuff he wrote for Penetration (except he all but accused SLF of being The Clash knockoffs), before Mark Demming kindly rewrote the SLF bio as something informative and relevant. It's like... 'Okay, Dougan, we get that you're disappointed you didn't get to write the bio for The Clash - can you see now why you didn't get the assignment, you douchecanoe? '
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progpond3
John Dougan, Rovi, since when is a biography basically you saying: formed in 1977, too bad they sucked? ...... give me a break, I don't really give a f**k about your opinion, just give me facts... opinions are for a**holes like me to post here. I give them 3 stars out of 5. Not the best to come out of the late 70s, but certainly a higher calibre than Sham 69 (and I have five of their albums too!)
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this is punk !
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potterjoe
I loved this band then...and still do now...They brought so much more to punk than 3 chords. Their song structure and changes are what blows my mind. Definitely a diverse group of musicians who's individualit y shines.
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Sucked then...still suck now. Gee...imagin e the originality. . . a loud, whiny, melodramatic female. What a breakthrough !

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