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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. They were named for a sign on a diplomatic building.

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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. They were named for a sign on a diplomatic building.


* RearrangeTheSong: "Max Ernst" and "Manic Incarnation" are both rerecordings of songs by The Moving Parts, Roger Miller and Clint Conley's previous band. The chief difference between the recordings is The Moving Parts versions have keyboard playing whereas Mission Of Burma did not.

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* RearrangeTheSong: "Max Ernst" and Ernst", "Manic Incarnation" and "Anti-Aircraft Warning" are both each rerecordings of songs by The Moving Parts, Roger Miller and Clint Conley's previous band. The chief difference between the recordings is The Moving Parts versions have keyboard playing whereas Mission Of Burma did not.

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* RearrangeTheSong: "Max Ernst" and "Manic Incarnation" are both rerecordings of songs by The Moving Parts, Roger Miller and Clint Conley's previous band. The chief difference between the recordings is The Moving Parts versions have keyboard playing whereas Mission Of Burma did not.
** The 1982 re-recording of "Forget" from the VS sessions (on the album's remaster) has a different drum arrangement compared to the original 1979 demo on its compilation "Forget".


* 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.


* 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.

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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.


* ''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


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.


* PunnyName - ''The Obliterati'', and its track "[[DonnaSummer Donna Sumeria]]".

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* PunnyName - ''The Obliterati'', and its track "[[DonnaSummer "[[Music/DonnaSummer Donna Sumeria]]".


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.


* ''Vs.'', 1982

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



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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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