PENTRATORS, THE: Gotta Have Her: 7” single

Originally released in 1976 on Fred Records, this Syracuse outfit cranked out some righteous proto-punk that today would be lumped under the KBD umbrella. “Gotta Have Her” has a surf rock influence running throughout. I like how the singer opens the song with introducing the band to Syracuse listeners, then, as the song goes on, he talks between verses, pushing the song along and gives it more attitude. “Baby, Dontcha Tell Me” has a bit more snarl in the delivery. As it should, from the title. The words are almost growled at points and convey the frustration of being told what to do when you don’t want to hear it, ya know? Limited to five hundred.

 –M.Avrg (Windian, windianrecords.com)