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Concert Tue Jan 09 2007

Anthems From the Blast Furnace

In terms of far-reaching indie rock influence, Mission of Burma’s legacy ranks right up there with that of British post-punk titans like Wire, The Fall, and Gang of Four. Briefly active in the early eighties, the band supernova’d under the fatigue of restless musical exploration and prolonged high-decibel amplitude. Had they toughed it out a few more years, they might’ve watched audiences finally catch up with them and see some return on their efforts.

The band’s two albums since reuniting in 2002 -- ONoffON and The Obliterati -- pick up where MoB left off in many respects. And, as before, their recorded output still pales in comparison to the sonic magnitude of their live performances. Reportedly, neither age, a 19-year hiatus, nor guitarist Roger Miller’s longstanding case of tinnitus has made them any less the juggernaught that they once were. They’ll be playing at the Double Door this Friday night. Chicago’s own Pinebender, who heave their share of comparable riffage, are slated to open. 1572 N. Milwaukee. Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $23 at the door. Show starts at 9pm.

[mp3]: Mission of Burma – “Academy Fight Song” (1980)
[mp3]: Mission of Burma – “The Set-Up” (2002)

 
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