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It might have come to your notice that I'm not a regular poster of love and understanding, which you'll just kinda have to get used to. I will however, now and again, have bursts of creativity and if it was to please the massed hordes, who chose to visit this insignificant page, to supply some input on the direction and type of music you would like to sample (before going out and buying yourself a copy) this little communication will not have been in vain.

I will also say now that some of the outstanding music already available to sample will be reaching their 30 days without a click threshold, where by they're deleted by the host.


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Friday

LIFE'S A GAMBLE



Buoyed by the sheer magnificence of their "Don't Dictate" debut single, Penetration's debut album stands among the very last true greats of the first wave of British punk offerings. A glorious collision of adrenalized exuberance and astonishing energies, topped by Pauline Murray's unmistakably soaring vocals, Moving Targets wrapped 11 tracks across its two sides of vinyl, and it was the greatest indication of their quality that it wasn't till you reached the end that you realized "Don't Dictate" itself was absent. In its stead, "Stone Heroes," the explosive "Movement," and the swirlingly atmospheric "Vision" were all classics in the making, while a cover of Patti Smith's "Free Money" is simply spellbinding, crunchier than the original but more emotive, too. And then there's the opening bars of the title track, a hilarious reminder of how fast things were changing back then -- it's the Pistols' "Holidays in the Sun," and doesn't it sound old-fashioned! All of which illustrates the sheer versatility bound up in the band. In another lifetime, they could have given the likes of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple a run for their money, at least in terms of demonstrating dexterity, and it was Penetration's bad luck that they were riding a wave that had little time for such abilities. Not that they allowed the disappointment to show. Moving Targets shrugs aside most of punk's archetypes as it rockets along, while the decision to cover the Buzzcocks' "Nostalgia" reminds listeners that Penetration weren't the only band around that didn't give a toss for fashionable accessories. Of course, that determination would lead to the disappointment of the band's second album -- and, thereafter, their demise. As of mid-1978, however, Moving Targets could only herald a dazzling future.



Taken from various sources across the internet and brought together here in release date order to MP3 @ 320kbps

 
Don’t Dictate 7” [Nov 1977 Virgin VS 192]
            A. Don’t Dictate
            B. Money Talks


Firing Squad 7” [May 1978 Virgin VS 213]
            A. Firing Squad
            B. Never


Life’s A Gamble 7” [Sep 1978 Virgin VS 226]
            A. Life’s A Gamble
            B. V.I.P.


Moving Targets LP [Oct 1978 Virgin V2109]
            A1. Future Daze
            A2. Life’s A Gamble
            A3. Lovers Of Outrage
            A4. Vision
            A5. Silent Community
            A6. Stone Heroes
            B1. Movement
            B2. Too Many Friends
            B3. Reunion
            B4. Nostalgia
            B5. Freemoney








3 comments:

  1. -= Faith Healer =-1 November 2015 at 12:01

    thank you for yet another classic and for including the Don't Dictate single!!!

    I hate to request anything since you are doing a fantastic job delivering nothing but legendary masterpieces, but by any chance do you have anything by the 80s Punk band RESISTORS (v) - sounds a bit like Danzig/Misfits meets Sisters Of Mercy!

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    1. -= Faith Healer =-1 November 2015 at 12:02

      Resistors: http://www.discogs.com/artist/773653-Resistors

      They had a third album called ALPOW that is not listed on Discogs

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    2. Thanks for the comments Faith Healer. Sorry to report that I don't have anything by Resistors.

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