Prior to getting this record, I hadn’t listened to The Penetrators. I had seen the name, but I hadn’t bothered to check them out. After listening to this new record, I got curious about how it compares to their classic stuff, so I dug into their Kings of Basement Rock LP. I randomly started playing the song “#1 Band in Town.” It sounded so much like the title track of this new record that I got super confused. The music of the new song is more or less the same as “#1 Band,” except less raucous. A lot less raucous. It sounds like a watered-down version of the real deal. So I chucked the new record and started jamming the old stuff instead.
–MP Johnson (Slovenly)