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Penetration is a punk rock band from County Durham, England formed in 1976. They re-formed in 2001 with several new members. Their debut single, "Don't Dictate", is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single and their debut album, Moving Targets (1978), is still widely admired.

PortraitPaul Harvey
PortraitPauline Murray
voc *1958 GB
PortraitRobert Blamire
b *1959 GB
Fred Purser
g, key, bvoc
PortraitJohn Maher
dr, voc *1960 GB
Gary Chaplin
Neal Floyd
Gary Smallman
dr, perc
Graham Kay
Brian Atkinson
Steve Wallace
g, bvoc
PortraitBilly Gilbert
g, bvoc
Popular Tracks   
Don't Dictate - Demo on Moving Targets by Penetration
Money Talks on Moving Targets by Penetration
Life's A Gamble on Moving Targets by Penetration
Come Into The Open on Coming Up For Air by Penetration
Firing Squad on Moving Targets by Penetration
Nostalgia on Moving Targets by Penetration
Shout Above The Noise on Coming Up For Air by Penetration
Future Daze on Moving Targets by Penetration
Free Money on Moving Targets by Penetration
Danger Signs on The Best Of Penetration by Penetration

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Shake Some ActionPenetration2017Single
In The FuturePenetration2017Single
The Virgin YearsPenetration2015Compil.
Just Drifting (Radio Edit) / Beat Goes On (Radio Edit)Penetration2015Album
The FeelingPenetration2010Single
Live 1978-1979Penetration2008Album
Our WorldPenetration2008Single
Re-Animated - Celebrating 23 Years Out Of The Music BusinessPenetration2006Album
The Best Of PenetrationPenetration2005Compil.
The Early YearsPenetration1997Compil.
Don't Dictate / Money TalksPenetration1996Single
Don't Dictate - The Best Of PenetrationPenetration1995Compil.
BBC Radio 1 Live In ConcertThe Ruts, Penetration1991Album
4 Track EPPenetration1983Compil.
Race Against TimePenetration1979Album
Coming Up For AirPenetration1979Album
Come Into The OpenPenetration1979Single
Danger SignsPenetration1979Single
Moving TargetsPenetration1978Album
Life's A GamblePenetration1978Single
Firing SquadPenetration1978Single
Don't DictatePenetration1977Single
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