Penetrator (album)

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Penetrator
Penetrator.jpg
Cover art by Boris Vallejo
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1984
RecordedJuly–August 1983
Studio The Power Station, New York City
The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California
Genre Glam metal [1]
Length40:41
Label Atlantic
Producer Ashley Howe, Doug Banker
Ted Nugent chronology
Nugent
(1982)
Penetrator
(1984)
Little Miss Dangerous
(1986)
Singles from Penetrator
  1. "Tied Up in Love" / "Lean Mean R & R Machine"
    Released: 1984

Penetrator is the eighth studio album by American hard rock guitarist Ted Nugent. The album was released in January 1984, by Atlantic Records.

Contents

"Tied Up in Love" was made into a promo clip to support the album. It reached No. 56 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. [2] The song "(Where Do You) Draw the Line", written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, was originally recorded by Adams for his hit 1984 album Reckless but was left off the final track list. Adams' version eventually saw a release on the 30th anniversary reissue of Reckless.

The cover art is a section of the painting "Dragon Tattoo" by Boris Vallejo.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Classic Rock Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 5/10 [5]

In a largely negative review, John Franck of AllMusic proclaimed Penetrator to be "one of Nugent's most underwhelming releases". [3]

Track listing

All songs by Ted Nugent, except where indicated

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Tied Up in Love"Randy Cate, Clif Magness, Nugent4:23
2."(Where Do You) Draw the Line" Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance 3:25
3."Knockin' at Your Door" Andy Fraser 3:53
4."Don't You Want My Love" 3:30
5."Go Down Fighting" Robin George, Nugent4:42
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Thunder Thighs" 4:07
7."No Man's Land" 3:24
8."Blame It on the Night"Rick Blakemore, Dennis LaRue, Nugent4:13
9."Lean Mean R & R Machine" 3:56
10."Take Me Home" 5:06

Personnel

Band members
Additional musicians
Production

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