Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Public Execution were a largely forgotten punk band that existed in Brisbane in the early 80's. They released a number of recordings in shorter formats over the period of around 2 years and then called it quits. Clint at Short Fuse Records decided to release a discography LP comprising all of the bands stuff, and this is it. Sound wise it's a little tricky to put a finger right on it, as is the story with the bulk of Australian hardcore punk that was recorded during his period. I've heard comparisons to Black Flag and early UK stuff and that's probably the closest you'd get, though I don't think that the band had any specific idea of what they wanted to sound like at the time. A little different to the music I normally find interest in, but this compilation is excellent.

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