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Artist: Ted Nugent

Title: Penetrator

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Ted Nugent Penetrator Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1984

Label: Atlantic Records

Catalog Number: 80135-2


Ted Nugent guitars, bass, percussion, vocals
Doug Lubahn bass
Bobby Chouinard drums
Alan St. Jon keyboards, backing vocals
Zoe Fox backing vocals
Tod Howarth backing vocals
Brian Howe vocals
Rahni Raines backing vocals
Cynthia Shiloh backing vocals
Peter Wolf percussion, sequencing
Kevin Russell backing vocals


1.  Tied Up in Love  4:23
2.  (Where Do You) Draw the Line  3:25
3.  Knockin' at Your Door  3:53
4.  Don't You Want My Love  3:30
5.  Go Down Fighting  4:42
6.  Thunder Thighs  4:07
7.  No Man's Land  3:24
8.  Blame It on the Night  4:13
9.  Lean Mean Randr Machine  3:56
10.  Take Me Home  5:06
Total Running Time:  40:39

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Tony Date: July 21, 2002 at 20:11
My favorite 80's cd by Ted but that's not saying much. I think that fact might have more to do with me because of nostalgia and Brian Howe's voice on this record. When I first got this album just loved Brian's voice and listened to it non-stop. "Tied Up.." & "Thunder Thighs" are killer on this one. In the 80's I don't feel Ted sold out at all I just think he was ssoo out of his element and was doing the best he could given the musical climate of that decade.

From: TED Date: July 22, 2002 at 9:47

From: RichieRocker Date: November 5, 2002 at 21:53
This album is medicre at best, but thats my opinion, Ted's fret work is catchy so he doesnt dissapoint their. To much keyboars and synthesizer kinda dulls the album, but some beats are kinda catchy. Hey! try it you might like it.

From: Todd Date: January 21, 2003 at 22:22
Incredible solo of "Go Down Fighting"

From: b casarin MEX Date: March 9, 2003 at 23:25
el disco de Ted que suena mas a AOR 83/100

From: ultmetal Date: June 10, 2003 at 13:56
This is not Ted Nugent. This was aliens who were pretending to be Ted trying to take over the world with their pop rock crap. It has to be the case because the keyboards drown out the guitars. Seriously, if it didn't say Ted Nugent on the cover, I never would have guessed it was him, except for perhaps the five second guitar solo opening and the Nugent-esque "Thunder Thighs." Other than that, where are the gonzo guitar antics, the blazing leads, the extended jams, the balls? Ahhhhh! Run away!

From: Gar Date: June 10, 2003 at 21:12
"No Man's Land" is hands down the worst song Terrible Ted ever recorded! Aside from that turd, there are a couple of halfway decent pop/rock tunes on this. Nothing special, though. For die hard fans of the Nuge only.

From: Carlomagno Date: June 11, 2003 at 17:21
"Tied Up In Love" excelente video

From: vicrock Date: August 10, 2003 at 17:08
Es un disco bueno, pero no tanto como el anterior, aunque éste suena más AOR. Si quieres oir a Brian Howe a todo lo que dá entonces escucha el Fame and fortune de Bad company If you whant to ear 100% of Brian Howe then listen Fame and fortune of Bad company

From: pablo Date: October 2, 2003 at 9:21
Fenomenal cd,para mi el mejor de Ted Nugent ,los temas en los que canta Brian Howe son excelentes

From: Aero Force Mike Date: November 1, 2003 at 15:31
Ok, it sounds NOTHING like Ted Nugent, more like Bad English crossed with Kane Roberts... BUT this is an AMAZING album... for the most part. The low points are absolutely abysmal - namely Thunder Thighs and No Mans Land (the two godawfully rough songs TED sings), and just dont fit with the perfectly fine-tuned gloss on this album. But the other songs are absolutely wonderful... just be sure to hit 'skip' twice when you reach track 6. Other than them, this is a fantastic, if slick, AOR album.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 14, 2004 at 2:33
After listening to this album, I question Mr. Nugent's comments about never doing drugs. Ted brings Brian Howe on board and is rendered lifeless, sounding like a cross between Foreigner and Bryan Adams, and not the good part of either band. Side one is decent, but don't even bother turning over the record, or proceeding with the cd. 4/10

From: Scott Date: October 29, 2004 at 13:00
Thunder Thighs was suppose to be tongue-in-cheek humor. If you don't get that, you were never a Nugent fan to begin with.

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 19:52
Nix the keyboards! Ted must have had some kind of bad luck and heeded unsavory advice at this point in his life. My theory is that his mother in law paid for this one so she hired nincompoops to write and produce. Note to Ted: Don't ever let your mother in law lead you musically.

From: Lance Date: December 5, 2004 at 0:40
I'm not a big Ted fan, but I am a Brian Howe fan. When Bad Co.'s "Dangerous Age" with Brian Howe came out, I knew I'd heard that voice before and whipped this album out. I was right, same vocalist. "Tied Up", "Draw the Line" and "Knockin'" are about as far as I ever get on this one anymore, but they make it well worth what little I paid for the LP. And yes, I know that Brian did "Fame and Forture" with Bad Co. first, I just hadn't heard it yet. However, it's pretty awesome.

From: pompeius Date: November 23, 2005 at 23:04
Yeah, this is a Brian Howe album- not really Nugent. I burned some of the songs onto my Bad Company mk II compilation, and they don't sound out of place at all. The Howe AOR songs and the Nuge parties on this album don't mix well at all, but I like it anyway.

From: rene Date: December 16, 2005 at 10:21
I think this album have some cool songs. One of my fave songs is BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT. I also love TIED UP IN LOVE and (where do you)draw the line, but songs like DON´T YOU WANT MY LOVE or NO MAN´S LAND are nothing special. I would give this a 7 out of 10.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: January 15, 2007 at 13:01
Good Hard Rock/AOR album, lo mejor de este loco en los 80's una evolucion a lo fresco bueno a partir del 84 el cambio de estilo de la mayoria de bandas y solistas fue notoria y este loco no se quedo atras incursionando en el AOR caso de los tracks 2 y 8 hay mas pero estos son grandes, AOR de nivel, y esto de la incursion dentro del AOR pasa en la mayoria de bandas de Hard Rock a partir del 84 y por supuesto el 86 es el año donde calo mas este estilo, buen disco.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 12, 2007 at 13:17
De acuerdo estoy con los comments del amigo Rafo...el cambio de estilo le valio algo al "crazy man" y teniendo de "guest" al grande de Brian Howe (ex Bad Company) en la voz te podras imaginar...canciones de buena factura aor y hard rock.Un disco que sin ser "brutal" llena las expectativas de los fans de Mr Nugent.80/100

From: Remastered Reason Date: February 22, 2011 at 15:08
This, although very misguided & confounding for Nugent purists, is a typical 1984 record for many 70's guitar hero's or groups. For some, it became part of their legacy & for others, like Ted Nugent, it didn't do anything to enhance their career. In fact, thankfully, the decade didn't completely wreck it. Still, like most of his recordings from 1982 through 1988, there is something charming but not much of any substance to cling onto. But heck, rock & roll isn't suppose to be too serious, nor is Nugent's 80's output for that matter. So with "Penetrator" the self absorbed, wildman of rock from Detroit, ditches his best frontman, Derek St. Holmes, again, & recruits Brian Howe, a sufficient smooth vocalist in his own right, & begins his onslaught with the keyboard dominated, guitar fueled "Tied Up In Love".

From: Remastered Reason Date: February 22, 2011 at 15:08
It, not unlike a million generic rockers heard back then yet is likeable enough as is with some of the album. However, as Howe gets vocal duties through track 5, it could be forgotten who's album this is because of the the album levity. But as side 2 begins, there is no doubt about the name on the album cover. "Thunder Thighs" is raucious, lyrically & sonically, just as in Uncle Ted's glory days. "No Man's Land" continues the stripped down, keyboard-less, rough riffing for which Nugent was famous for & again, he takes lead vox. However, by track 8, things again settle into the nausiating, vogue style of the day. Probably, mostly anyone who listens to Nugent's music has forgotten this era or perhaps never heard much of it or any at all, which in hindsight is no loss.

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