PENETRATION - 'Don't Dictate'/'Money Talks' (Virgin VS 192) Nov 1977
Penetration were a punk group from Ferryhill, a small town in County Durham. Not that far away from where I live as it happens. The group formed after some of them witnessed The Sex Pistols causing chaos at one of their gigs in Manchester.
They took their name from a Stooges song found on their 'Raw Power' album and were fronted by a female singer called Pauline Murray who also co-wrote the very basic but memorable 'Don't Dictate', now considered to be a 70s punk classic.
I've always raised a smirk with the fact that the group are called Penetration and they're on the Virgin label. Penetrating a virgin.
Despite coming from a small town in the North East of England, Penetration were one of the first punk groups to play at London's Roxy Club in '77 supporting Generation X.
PENETRATION - Don't Dictate