21 songs plus ephemera.
July 12, 2002 1:06 PM   Subscribe

21 songs plus ephemera. Boston's Mission of Burma is a most amazing band that has reunited after two decades and is about to hit the West Coast.
posted by xowie (15 comments total)
The West coast is luckier than they probably know.
posted by thirteen at 1:11 PM on July 12, 2002

I swear I always thought they were called "misson TO burma". Is this yet another trick the entire world is playing on me?
posted by darkpony at 1:23 PM on July 12, 2002

Nope, they've always been Mission Of Burma. I mean, come on - who would go on a mission TO Burma? It's BURMA! It's all... Burmese!
posted by luriete at 1:29 PM on July 12, 2002

That is good news. I was under the impression when they did a special "reunited" show earlier this year out here that it was a one-time only thing, becuase Roger Miller's tinnitus was still so painful. Hope it goes okay for him and them out west.
posted by yhbc at 1:35 PM on July 12, 2002

darkpony, I feel your pain. It took me their whole chapter in "Our Band Could Be Your Life" to adjust.
posted by yerfatma at 1:38 PM on July 12, 2002

I'd always known That's When I Reach for My Revolver but I didn't really discover Mission of Burma until I heard Graham Coxon's covers of Revolver and Fame & Fortune on The Golden D.
posted by Monk at 2:15 PM on July 12, 2002

I'm still kicking myself for having missed the east coast Burma shows earlier this year, so here's to hoping that they decide to do a few more gigs after the west coast dates.

Speaking of reunited post-punk bands... at least I'll get the chance to see Wire this fall.
posted by nstop at 2:22 PM on July 12, 2002

Mission of Burma got their name from a sign on a Burmese diplomatic building. And they rock.
posted by websavvy at 3:54 PM on July 12, 2002

posted by mlang at 4:27 PM on July 12, 2002

im so sure. wankers.
posted by Satapher at 4:50 PM on July 12, 2002

I thought it was mission to burma too.
posted by goneill at 5:14 PM on July 12, 2002

I'm partial to chamber music.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:39 PM on July 13, 2002

Dear 'wankers', this is not a 'what kind of music do you like' thread. (I happen to be a Deadhead, and if I wanted to advertise that fact i would have posted on the 'what kind of music do you like' thread a few slots down.) This post was intended to highlight an extensive non-premium Salon article somewhat about Mission to Burma, but really more about what punk music means and what music means in general. It is a wonderful piece and I commend it to any stray visitors who might encounter this poor abused thread.

The reason for my posting is the historic nature of a seminal band reappearing after a twenty year hiatus. The MeFi "community's" puerile response to the coincidental appearance of a few music posts on a Friday means that Fat Buddha's lovely obituary to John B Spencer (a few threads ahead of this one) was totally ignored, and that's just sad.
posted by xowie at 6:45 AM on July 14, 2002

Mission OF Burma. (No one is immune.)
posted by xowie at 7:33 AM on July 14, 2002

If you're on the fence about the west coast shows, do yourself a favor and GO! Their New York shows were tighter than they've ever been.
posted by proleptic at 7:33 AM on July 16, 2002

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