Penetration — Don’t Dictate / Money Talks

Penetration – Don’t Dictate // Money Talks (Virgin) 1977. Ahhhhhhh Penetration. ‘Don’t Dictate’ is one of the greatest tunes ever. They just never got the whole recording deal right. What do YOU think?

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5 Responses to Penetration — Don’t Dictate / Money Talks

  1. Pogel says:

    I have this together with other footage of the first UK punk bands on the Old Grey Whistle Test tv show. My video sound is a lot better. This guy was throwing beer on the band on another video Siouxsie has big slimey gob hanging from her face and later she contracted some nasty disease from this. I must admit I used to gob on bands. We used to do it to bands we liked. Strange that anyhow for anyone I hit I apologise.

  2. Joe Stumble says:

    Pogel – you are correct that this audience member is not technically a “gobber” but instead a “beer-flinger”. I own this on VHS too and it is an interesting performance. In the audience, you get this guy just throwing beer on Pauline Murray while she is singing her song. The audience and singer become increasingly annoyed by this guy. With his long hair, he looks like someone who just doesn’t “get it” and maybe thought throwing beer at people was “punk rock”?

    Anyway, I’m gonna make a point here I promise…

    So, the audience eventually snaps and as a group, beats the guy down. The whole time Pauline Murray is on stage singing “Don’t Dictate”….an homage to individualism if ever there was one. Meanwhile, in the audience a guy is getting the shit kicked out of him for being an individual. Granted a highly annoying individual…but by whose terms?

    Its a great moment because it demonstrates one of the great contradictions of punk music and alternative culture in general. And the song fuckin’ rocks….

  3. Fred says:

    Whooooo hoooo this is not fair not to mention this post was directly inspired by this great blog named Generation Extreme.
    Or, else, this is a kind of hasard I can’t believe in, just like the numbers of Lost.

    So, what about my royalties ???

    I will complain to W Bush and he will send you in Iraq.
    And now I’m crying like a baby.
    Ok I admit I stole your Black Randy’s post ;)

  4. Joe Stumble says:

    un mensonge!

    I was unaware that your blog even existed. It is an act of fate!

    About this Black Randy incident, I may have to personally call Chirac and have your car delivered deep to the center of Aulnay-sous-Bois.

    So in the interests of global peace, I propose we trade links so that we may better monitor each other’s future blogging activities. This will assure safety for us both.

  5. Fred says:

    Ok tope-là !
    (translation : let’s promote american-french friendship, we both like penetration… ooops Penetration)

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