Mission of Burma — 'That's When I Reach for My Revolver'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.


Part of Mission of Burma’s legend is that their live performances were plainly too fucking loud, something as a general principle This Is Spinal Tap completely defanged but one that is still inherently amazing.

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Patrick Frawley

Not only were they loud enough to disrupt reality, but Martin Swope would be manipulating the sound the whole time with tape loops and weird effects. The rest of the band never really knew what the audience was hearing at any one time.

For a band that gets constantly cited as an influence, essentially nobody has been able to approach their level.