Too Many Friends & Killed In A Rush by Penetration
Penetration - Too Many Friends/Killed In A Rush, Live in Newcastle 1978/79
From the “Race Against Time” LP
This is too good not to share. I picked this record up in California at Dr. Strange Records back in June. I can’t believe I’m just now getting around to listening to it. I bought so many records on that trip I kind of just shoved the others away that I didn’t listen to immediately after getting home.
A critically underrated and short-lived band, Penetration formed in 1976 after seeing the Sex Pistols perform and named themselves after the Iggy and the Stooges song of the same name. Pauline Murray was just 18 years old at the time. They have shared the bill with The Stranglers, Buzzcocks, The Vibrators and Generation X. Released in 1979, “Race Against Time” was Penetration’s third album. It was made to look like a bootleg because of contractual issues with their record company and because they band had broken up a few month before. Side A consists of Demos recorded between 1977 and 1978. Side B is live recordings at Newcastle from 1978-1979. After Penetration, Pauline Murray went on to sing with the Invisible Girls and released one album. She has also recorded back up vocals for The Only Ones. Pauline Murray reformed Penetration in 2001 with new members and has since played several shows.