The Penetrators - Gotta Have Her •
I’ve been spinning this reissue of The Pentrators’ debut out now on Windian Records since it landed in my hands late last week. This single, originally released back in ‘76, might be the grooviest thing in my collection now, but not out of place and in good company with a lot of newer releases holding the same vigor and rowdiness.
“Gotta Have Her” is the hip shaker of the single; a cut you’d better get up on your feet for. This is a killer song with the wild, rule-breaking-rock dreams are made of. It’s like the tame mid-century rock and roll combined with the backwards, seedy punk rock of the late 70s. Short but killer sound.
Flipping this baby over and hearing “Baby, Dontcha Tell Me” seals the deal: I want to go back in time and thrash around a live set from The Penetrators.
Cop this reissue here through Windian Records now.