Penetration "Coming Up For Air" PR LP (1979)
Penetration "Coming Up For Air" PR LP (1979)
Penetration "Coming Up For Air" PR LP (1979)
Virgin Records

Penetration "Coming Up For Air" PR LP (1979)

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Details: Punk band Penetration's 1979 sophomore album released on Virgin Records featuring lead singer Pauline Murray (later, Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls). Promo cut-copy, bottom right corner is cut. Record is super-clean and cover looks great, also.

Description: "In late 1976, Murray formed a band with friends Robert Blamire and Gary Smallman and named it after the Stooges' song "Penetration." They played their first gig in October 1976 at the Middlesbrough Rock Garden, and played their first gig in London at The Roxy in January 1977, supporting Gen X.

The band debuted on vinyl with the single "Don't Dictate", issued by Virgin in November of the same year. The band went on to release two studio albums, Moving Targets and Coming Up for Air, as well as an official bootleg (Race Against Time). Later there would be a Best of Penetration compilation album. After a measure of success during 1978/79, including a headline show at the Rainbow Theatre and a five-week American tour, they announced a split in October 1979.

Penetration played a number of gigs around London in 2001–2002, leading to a band reunion. In 2015 the band announced they would release Resolution, a new studio album."

Grade: VG++ (Cover) / NM (Record)


A1. Shout Above The Noise
A2. She Is The Slave
A3. Last Saving Grace
A4. Killed In The Rush
A5. Challenge


B1. Come Into The Open
B2. What's Going On
B3. Party's Over
B4. On Reflection
B5. Lifeline
B6. New Recruit