Mission of Burma came up in a late 1970s Boston independent music scene that really hadn’t been developed yet and released a handful of singles. They really were ahead of their time as far as having no framework for record distribution, publicity and all of what goes with it for them to succeed. They were a four-piece band whose lead singer, Roger Miller, suffered from tinnitus and whose sound man, Martin Swope, served as a fourth band member creating tape loops on the fly from the sound board as the rest of the band performed on stage. This was all before the days of sampling. Their brand of “Dada Punk” was singularly their own and as a result they never really reached a larger audience, but remain to this day a highly influential band. This song comes from their 1982 album “Vs.” The band reunited in 2002 and continues to tour and record new albums.
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