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Legacy

by The Penetrators

The KINGS of BASEMENT ROCK Penetrators are back and better than ever. All new originals. Sixties pop sensibility with a garage sound and a hint of punk. With great contemporary lyrics. Welcome back Jack and Spike. And Spike's magical production.
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1. She's the Kinda Girl
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2. Take a Stand
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3. Those Hard Times Are Through
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4. What They Said They Would
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5. Young & Strong
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6. Lied to Me
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7. Them No Listen
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8. Nothing Can Change
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9. Keep on Rollin' (Stones)
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10. She's the Kinda Girl (Abridged)
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11. Them No Listen (Extended)
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Chad Houts

The Penetrators Legacy album review
Syracuse, New York’s garage punk legends, the Penetrators, are back with another action packed, primitive rock ‘n’ roll adventure with Legacy.

Legacy is the first new Penetrators release since 2008’s Bad Woman LP. Though the band’s output may seem slow or less than prolific if you take a glance at their discography, Jack and Spike have accumulated respectable solo outputs over the last several years, and it can’t be overlooked that they don’t live near each other anymore, so there’s no basement to jam in anymore. But what makes Legacy most intriguing is that unlike Bad Woman, which consisted mainly of covers – covers of 60s garage classic as well as covers of their own material – this LP features almost entirely new Penatrators music. And I’m happy to report that if you loved the band’s Kings of Basement Rock or Swami Records’ comprehensive Basement Anthology 1976-84, you will certainly dig Legacy.

The songs echo vintage Penetrators, but what really makes this a classic Penetrators release is that it charmingly sounds like they recorded it back in their 70s heyday. “She’s the Kinda Girl” and “Take a Stand,” the first two tracks on the record, coincidentally, would sound right at home on the Kings of Basement Rock. “Those Hard Times Are Through” touches on the 60s soul influences that have always been in their back pockets, while songs like “What They Said They Would” and “Keep On Rolling (Stones)” nail on a cutting, Rolling Stones-esque groove. And much like earlier material like “Teenage Lifestyle” or “Shopping Bag” there are big, instantly memorable and singable choruses throughout.

I do feel like the second half of the record loses a little steam, however, with a rehash of “Lied To Me,” though I will admit it is more sinister in feel, played much slower and more deliberately than the original. And I’m not sure how necessary including a shorter version of “She’s the Kinda Girl” and an extended version of “Them No Listen” (the bonus tracks) are – I’d just keep one or the other of each song, and avoid the repeats.

All in all, there is plenty of classic Penetrators music on Legacy. The guest appearances by Fred Rapp and Curtis Seals on “Them No Listen” will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, and seasoned guitarist Mark Doyle plays tastefully throughout the record. After all these years, Jack and Spike still have a knack for writing hooky, perverse, primitive jams and I kind of like knowing they’re out there, keeping it real for all of us.
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Rick Ganey

What can I say? It's Genius, It's The Penetrators!!!
If I were to make a top ten list of the hundreds of in your face rockin' post punk albums out there, this would be at the top of the list. As a rocking guitar and snarling vocals music junkie, I'll admit that some bands are repetitive and not too original, but every single tune on this album is a rich, driving, skillfully crafted tune that you'll want to play over & over, and that is what great music is all about. Mark Doyle who's a New York guitar God just wails and shuffles to the snarling howling had his heart broke too many times vocals of Jack Penetrator still leather clad in cool shades riding around with the top down with band member Spike Penetrator. Like the early Dictators they will kick your ass and after you'll thank them. I've given only two 5 star reviews in my life. This is a six star review. Even if you're poor come up with the scratch to get this one! You will thank me later! Rick
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Wouter Bijl

they still got it
When legendary bands release an album long time after their most influential album i always tend to be a bit skeptical. Do they still have the charm that made me fall in love with them?
10 seconds into the opening track " She's The Kinda Girl" i was fully convinced: the Penetrators still got it, the sound, the attitude and the gift of writing great catchy songs.
the Legacy album contains some great tracks and shows that no compromises have been made since their Kings of Basement Rock days . Songs like Young & Strong or Take a Stand have the same quality and catchiness as their classic hit Teenage Lifestyle. The Penetrators stay true to their own recognizable sound, something a lot of bands are afraid of or forget.
The biggest surprise is the track Them no Listen, a reggae based track. Yes that's right reggae, but only in a way Jack and Spike can. Seemingly indifferent, drenched in fun and the love for music.

If you are a fan of their older work, definitely buy this album.
They are still the #1 band in town!
Wouter Bijl, Waaghals Records
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Bill Baldwin

Still The Kings of Basement Rock!
Hard to believe that it has been nearly 40 years since The Penetrators released their 1st album. All 3 original members appear here, along with Fred Rapp (of Fred Records) and Mark Doyle (of Free Will/Jukin' Bone, Mark Doyle & The Maniacs, and many production credits). If you are a fan of garage rock with a punk attitude, you should love this album. Almost every song on Kings Of Basement Rock and Legacy would have been a perfect addition to the incredible Nuggets album Lenny Kaye put together in the '70s. It hits all the right notes, just like their 1st album. Spike sings background vocals and plays all instruments, except for original member Curtis Seals on drums on 2 tracks and additional guitars by Doyle. Jack does all the lead vocals, except for Spike on "Them No Listen". I've always been a fan of Jack's singing, including his short tenure with Mark Doyle & The Mainiacs. His most obvious influence is Iggy Pop (great choice). Often, he talks and sings through songs (think Lou Reed). He really brings great energy whenever he performs live on stage. The songs on this new album are true garage gems with loads of attitude with influences of The Rolling Stones, The Stooges, The Sonics, 13th Floor Elevators, Vanilla Fudge, and the best of late '60s garage punk. There' even some cool funk with sax on one track and a great '60s organ sound on another, along with plenty of wild and freaky psychedelic guitar. They even toss in a ska/reggae tune for a surprise. I highly recommend this album for anyone who is already familiar with The Penetrators and anyone else who loves the late '60s punk songs from Nuggets.
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