PENETRATORS / TESTORS: Syracuse New Wave!: 2 x 7”

A double-pack special here, with “collector’s edition” versions of the Penetrators’ 1979 “Teenage Lifestyle/Rock ‘n’ Roll Face” and the Testors’ 1980 “Together/Time Is Mine” singles, the latter featuring an additional exclusive B-side. They provide nice bookends to some of the “new” styles in the air during the time period, with the Testors presenting a more serious, straightforward rock/power pop take and the Penetrators delivering their tunes with tongues in cheeks. Comes with faithful reproductions of the original covers and a download card for those wanting access to digital versions of the tracks and additional tuneage.

 –jimmy (Windian)