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By: Libby Freeman
1. Crime Through Corruption
2. Eighty-Four
3. Pack of Lies
4. Nagasaki
5. Love st First Sight
6. Fix Me/Hellbound
7. Flatlands
8. Marked to Die
It almost seems foolish to write a review of Executioner's "Hellbound" 45.? This PATAC Records release deserves an announcement!? "Hellbound" was to be the debut release from San Jose hardcore punk pioneers, Executioner: Vox- Dave Burks, Bass- Bill Fraenza, Drums- Dave Boston, Guitar- Phil Means, and more Guitar- Charles Normal. After the band split members went on to work w/ Frank Black of the Pixies, Pete Yorn, and Throbbing Gristle just to name a few.? What is remarkable is that this time bomb has remained buried for almost 25 years before it's release.? Of the eight songs two were bootlegged and got some air play from Nor Cal stations in the early 80s, to my knowledge the rest remained largely unheard.
Did I mentioned that the cover and liner art is the work of Winston Smith?? It's true.? I am fairly certain that most PG readers are familiar with Mr. Smith's dystopian montage art work from Dead Kennedys albums if not his "All Riot on the Western Front" series.
All told this 45 is brilliant and I highly recommend grabbing a copy while copies are still available for grabbing.