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EXECUTE - AtoZ 7″ flexi (DOA records 001) 1983
Ahhhhh…..the first release by the EXECUTE and it was arguably their best (and rarest).
The EXECUTE were one of the earliest example of punk changing into hardcore in Japan. Formed in 1982, these guys took cues from diverse influences such as Japans early punkers the SS and the galloping metal of MOTORHEAD. They released several 7″s and appeared on a couple of classic Japanese complitions, “Great punk hits” and later “A farewell to arms”. They also were on a few other international compilations. All their records, including the “hardcore temptation” 7″, the “criminal flowers” 7″ and the “blunt sleazy” 7″/12″ are excellent. There was also a cassette release in 1984 called “live in hell” which I’ve never seen or heard.
In late 1985, line up changes in the band, including Baby and later Baki forming/joining GASTUNK, changed EXECUTEs sound. Anything after the above mentioned releases get pretty sketchy and aren’t recommended. Pusmort records re-released the “Blunt sleazy” record as a split 12″ w/Germanys INFERNO and there was also a legit discography lp called “Save your money” with all there early material and some unreleased live stuff from 1982. It’s too bad that discography is long out of print (even though it’s been bootlegged recently) cuz these guys were an important, early band that anyone into Japanese hardcore should be able to readily hear.
I guess this post is a start……………………..Enjoy !!!!!
Posted by: SurlyOldPunk