[photo from Ira’s Hanukkah Diary]
The other aspect of Hanukkah Night 5 that made it my personal favorite was the gift of Mission of Burma. We have seen them several times since their 2002 reunion (sadly never in the early 80s), but never like this. MOB was truly in the giving spirit on this Sunday night, as they delivered a truly unique set of music. The show opened with one of their oldest and most obscure songs “Nu Disco” — a number written in 1979 which is said to have spurred Roger Miller to add tape loops to the band. MOB then followed with six new songs, including one (“Hi-Fi”) we had heard before (in January at Bowery), and at least two debut performances. The second half of the set consisted of five diverse and eclectic covers, from Cream to Eno to the Wipers. The most striking cover was Clint Conley dead-on channeling Pete Shelley on the Buzzcocks’ “I Don’t Mind” (streaming below), but the band also played the heck out of a seven-minute version of the Wipers “Youth of America”.
I recorded this set in the same manner as the Yo La Tengo set from this night, and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!
Stream “I Don’t Mind” (Buzzcocks cover):
This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].
Mission of Burma
Hoboken, NJ USA
Digital Master Recording
Four Channel Soundboard + Audience Matrix
Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper and acidjack
[Total Time 45:37]
01 Nu Disco
02 Forget What You Know
03 Part the Sea (first time played)
06 Fell Into Water
07 Just Waves (first time played)
09 N.S.U. [Cream]
10 Seven Deadly Finns [Brian Eno]
11 I Don’t Mind [Buzzcocks]
12 Youth of America [Wipers]
13 Class War [The Dils]
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mission of Burma, visit their website, and purchase their official releases directly from the Store at their website [HERE].