History Music / MissionOfBurma

19th Jan '15 10:09:03 PM tenryufan
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* CoveredUp - R.E.M. did a famous version of Academy Fight Song which many didn't realise was a cover until years later.
* DoingItForTheArt



* NamesTheSame - [=MoB=]'s Roger Miller is no relation to the late country singer with the same name.
16th Jan '14 5:54:47 PM Theta1138
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* InJoke: ''The Terrible Truth About Burma'' sounds like a political protest title. It's instead a bit of self-mockery, as it's a live album and the band's live shows were notoriously unpredictable.

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* InJoke: ''The Terrible Truth About Burma'' sounds like a political protest title. It's instead a bit of self-mockery, as it's a live album and the band's live shows were notoriously unpredictable.either stunning or awful.
16th Jan '14 5:54:31 PM Theta1138
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* InJoke: ''The Terrible Truth About Burma'' sounds like a political protest title. It's instead a bit of self-mockery, as it's a live album and the band's live shows were notoriously unpredictable.
29th Sep '13 3:16:50 AM shadowblack
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* ''Vs.''[[hottip:*:For which the Music/PearlJam album was named]], 1982

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* ''Vs.''[[hottip:*:For ''[[note]]For which the Music/PearlJam album was named]], named[[/note]], 1982
12th Aug '13 4:00:03 PM onionmaster
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The band formed in 1979 and released one standalone single, "Academy Fight Song" b/w "Max Ernst", one EP, ''Signals, Calls, and Marches'', and one full-length LP, ''Vs.'', before disbanding in 1983. Unlike many bands, however, they did not "break up" due to personal or artistic differences, but primarily due to Miller suffering from severe tinnitus, which had been exacerbated by their notoriously loud and unpredictable shows.

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The band formed in 1979 and released one standalone single, "Academy Fight Song" b/w "Max Ernst", one EP, ''Signals, Calls, and Marches'', and one full-length LP, ''Vs.'', before disbanding in 1983. Afterwards they released a live album called ''The Horrible Truth About Burma'' and two demo compilations ''Forget'' and ''Mission Of Burma (aka Peking Spring)'' Unlike many bands, however, they did not "break up" due to personal or artistic differences, but primarily due to Miller suffering from severe tinnitus, which had been exacerbated by their notoriously loud and unpredictable shows.


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!!Other releases
* ''Academy Fight Song/Max Ernst'' Non-Album Single, 1979
* ''Signals Calls And Marches'' EP, 1981
* ''Trem Two / OK No Way'', Single, 1983
* ''The Horrible Truth About Burma'' Live Album, 1985
* ''Forget'', Demo Compilation, 1987
* ''Mission Of Burma aka Peking Spring'', Demo Compilation, 1988


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* CoveredUp - R.E.M. did a famous version of Academy Fight Song which many didn't realise was a cover until years later.
12th May '13 8:39:19 AM JIKTV
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* PunnyName - ''The Obliterati'', and its track "[[DonnaSummer Donna Sumeria]]".

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* PunnyName - ''The Obliterati'', and its track "[[DonnaSummer "[[Music/DonnaSummer Donna Sumeria]]".
19th Apr '13 8:35:21 AM Prfnoff
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Mission of Burma are a seminal American PostPunk rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, consisting of Roger Miller on guitar, Clint Conley on bass, Peter Prescott on drums, all three of whom share vocals and songwriting duties. Their original lineup also included sound engineer Martin Swope, whose experimental uses of tape-loop sound processing were partly responsible for their distinctive sound; when the band reunited, Swope did not return and was replaced by Bob Weston.

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Mission of Burma are a seminal American PostPunk rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, consisting of Roger Miller on guitar, Clint Conley on bass, Peter Prescott on drums, all three of whom share vocals and songwriting duties. Their original lineup also included sound engineer Martin Swope, whose experimental uses of tape-loop sound processing were partly responsible for their distinctive sound; when the band reunited, Swope did not return and was replaced by Bob Weston. \n They were named for a sign on a diplomatic building.



* AGoodNameForARockBand - Named for a sign on a diplomatic building.
15th Aug '12 8:07:46 AM HersheleOstropoler
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* ''Vs.'', 1982

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* ''Vs.'', ''[[hottip:*:For which the Music/PearlJam album was named]], 1982



!!!Tropes used by or describing Mission of Burma include:

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!!!Tropes !!Tropes used by or describing Mission of Burma include:
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15th Aug '12 8:04:05 AM HersheleOstropoler
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Then in 2002, they reunited, with Weston replacing Swope on the boards. Again, they refused to follow the usual script for reunited bands: rather than just playing nostalgia tours, they started recording again. In 2003, they released a second album, ''[=ONoffON=]'', followed by a third, ''The Obliterati'' in 2006 and a fourth, ''The Sound The Speed The Light'', in 2009.

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Then in 2002, they reunited, with Weston replacing Swope on the boards. Again, they refused to follow the usual script for reunited bands: rather than just playing nostalgia tours, they started recording again. In 2003, they released a second album, ''[=ONoffON=]'', followed by a third, ''The Obliterati'' in 2006 and a fourth, ''The Sound The Speed The Light'', in 2009.
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!!Albums by Mission of Burma
* ''Vs.'', 1982
* ''[=ONoffON=]'', 2003
* ''The Obliterati'', 2006
* ''The Sound The Speed The Light'', 2009
* ''Unsound'', 2012
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