Public Execution

Barely Appreciated

Public Execution  is a Mouse and the Traps retrospective album that has been released in both LP and CD formats.  The LP has an unusually large number of tracks (19), while the CD includes 4 bonus tracks and catalogues almost all of the released music by Mouse and the Traps and their associated bands:  Mouse, Positively 13 O’Clock and Chris St. John.  (The only omitted tracks are on their final Bell Records single, “Knock on My Door” and “Where’s the Little Girl”).  (More from Wikipedia)

What’s more, I had long owned a retrospective album by Mouse and the Traps called Public Execution, and all of the songs on the album were great, particularly “Maid of Sugar, Maid of Spice”, which was their failed second single following A Public Execution.  


(September 2013)


Last edited: March 22, 2021