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For the game, see Penetrator (computer game), for the play, see Penetrator (play)
Cover art by Boris Vallejo
Studio album by Ted Nugent
Released January 1984
Recorded The Power Station, New York City
The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California, July–August 1983
Genre Hard rock, arena rock
Length 40:41
Label Atlantic
Producer Ashley Howe
Ted Nugent chronology
Little Miss Dangerous
Singles from Penetrator
  1. "Tied Up in Love"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Penetrator is a studio album released by American hard rock guitarist Ted Nugent in 1984 on the Atlantic Records label.

"Tied Up in Love" was made into a promo clip to support the album. The album is often overlooked for its ample use of keyboards. It reached No. 56 in the Billboard 200 albums chart.[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ted Nugent, except where indicated

  1. "Tied Up in Love" (Randy Cate, Clif Magness, Nugent) - 4:23
  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, Nugent) - 4:42
  6. "Thunder Thighs" - 4:07
  7. "No Man's Land" - 3:24
  8. "Blame It on the Night" (Rick Blakemore, Dennis LaRue, Nugent) - 4:13
  9. "Lean Mean R & R Machine" - 3:56
  10. "Take Me Home" - 5:06


Band members[edit]

  • Ted Nugent - guitars, six-string bass, vocals
  • Brian Howe - lead vocals
  • Alan St. Jon - keyboards
  • Doug Lubahn - bass
  • Bobby Chouinard - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Peter Wolf - percussion, sequencing
  • Cynthia Shiloh, Kevin Russell, Rahni Raines, Tod Howarth, Zoe Fox - background vocals


  • Ashley Howe - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Bill Scheniman - engineer
  • Kevin Eddy - engineer, mixing
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering
  • Doug Banker - executive producer
  • Eric Conn - digital remastering


  1. ^ Franck, John. "Ted Nugent Penetrator review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Penetrator Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-17.