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Mission of Burma: June 26, 2015 The Bell House – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 28, 2015
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It’s hard to believe that after a twenty-year hiatus, Mission of Burma have been back for thirteen years. Ever late to the party(y), I didn’t see the band live until 2009 at one of Jelly’s Pool Parties at the Williamsburg Waterfront. (Remember those!) Early the next year, I did my second Burma show right, traveling up to Boston to see them on their home turf at the Paradise. And I swear there’s an extra special energy in the air when they play that venue. Now, five years later I’ve just seen my sixth Burma show, though honestly it feels like my sixteenth. What keeps me coming back—besides always being a damn good time—is the setlists. Each time you get a slightly different picture of the band depending on song choices which appear to change nightly. Their most recent show from The Bell House covers nearly their entire career and looks forward as well with two new songs that have premiered within the last year: “Panic is No Option” and “Buzz My Soul.” The band also plays nearly all of Signals, Calls, and Marches, balanced with a few off their first full-length Vs., one each off of The Obliterati and The Sound, The Speed, The Light, and a few from last year’s Unsound. Add a couple of the post-Vs. 80’s songs (“He Is/She Is” and “Nu Disco”), plus the crowd favorite anthem, “Academy Fight Song,” and you’ve got a Burma gig for the ages.

I recorded this set with the AKGs clamped to the soundboard railing. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Special thanks to The Bell House team for being instrumental in making this recording happen.

Download the complete show at the Live Music Archive.

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Mission of Burma
2015-06-26
The Bell House
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by dynamicalories

AKG C480B/CK63 (FOB, ROC, PAS) > Roland R-26 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (balance) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [01:12:14]
01. Secrets
02. 2wice
03. Let Yourself Go
04. Panic is No Option
05. Buzz My Soul
06. Nu Disco
07. Mica
08. Outlaw
09. This is Hi-fi
10. Sectionals in Mourning
11. Feed
12. He Is/She Is
13. 7’s
14. This is Not a Photograph
15. Red
16. That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate
17. [Encore Break/Tape Loops]
18. The Ballad of Johnny Burma
19. Academy Fight Song
20. All World Cowboy Romance

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Mission of Burma: February 7, 2014 Bell House – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 20, 2014
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Since we covered three shows on this particular night, it fell to neild to record this show. He reports:
The longer Mission of Burma’s career goes on, the stranger it gets. It’s not just that they disbanded at the peak of their popularity and reformed years later — there are plenty of other bands that have done the same, though only MoB can lay claim to having broken up thanks to their guitarist’s self-induced ringing in his ears. (As Roger Miller memorably described it in Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life, “In September a middle E appeared in my left ear. And in December a C-sharp below E formed. … They’re forming fairly interesting chords that never leave.”) The greater oddity is that the “reunion” now feels more like a seamless continuation after the band’s two-decade break: Before their hiatus in 1982, MoB issued one full-length CD, one EP, and a handful of singles; since then, they’ve released four new albums that easily compare with, if not surpass, their early material. And their live shows likewise haven’t missed a beat, with the only concessions to Miller’s once-career-ending tinnitus remaining a plexiglass screen in front of half of Peter Prescott’s drum kit and Miller’s guitar amp being pushed to the front of the stage to create something of a sonic bubble amid the earsplitting volume.

For this show at Brooklyn’s Bell House during a quick three-city trip down the East Coast, the band opened with a trio of songs from 2012’s inventive Unsound, then veered into some vintage material from Forget, a new compilation CD of early rarities. The remainder of the set was a nice mix of more recent material with some older anthems (“That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate,” “This Is Not A Photograph,” “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver”), plus one surprise during the first of two encores: a cover of the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” that segued seamlessly into the B-side “Rain.” It was unexpected in precisely the way that has come to be expected at Mission of Burma shows.

Stream the Complete show from Archive.org:

Download the Complete Show in Flac or MP3 at Archive.org [HERE]

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Mission of Burma
2014-02-07
Bell House
Brooklyn NY

Source: AUD > CA-14 cardioids > Church Audio battery box > Line In > iRiver H320 (Rockboxed) > AIFF > Sound Studio > FLAC

Roger Miller: guitars, vocals
Clint Conley: bass, vocals
Peter Prescott: drums, vocals
Bob Weston: tape loops

Recorded by neild

Setlist:
01 Fell Into The Water
02 Sevens
03 Sectionals In Mourning
04 He Is She Is
05 Eyes of Men
06 Thirteen
07 Man In Decline
08 Period
09 Secrets
10 That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate
11 Feed
12 Forget
13 Mica
14 This Is Not A Photograph
15 Red
16 [encore break/loops]
17 Dirt
18 Spider’s Web
19 Paperback Writer [Beatles]
20 Rain [The Beatles]
21 [second encore break]
22 1001 Pleasant Dreams
23 That’s When I Reach For My Revolver

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All of Mission of Burma’s recordings are worth buying (you can get some via their website store), and, needless to say, go see them live whenever you can. Prescott warned in 2008 that he didn’t think the band could physically handle playing more than “a couple more years”; while they’ve already handily outlived that prediction, as we learned back in 1982, you never want to take anything for granted.

Mission of Burma: July 28, 2013 Maxwell’s (Early Show) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 2, 2013
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Mission of Burma didn’t hold back on this two set bill on the Maxwell’s closing weekend. Each of the two sets featured the same kind of raw energy that has represented not only this band and this club, but the best of independent music over the past 35 years. As we noted in our review of the late set, this was a night to acknowledge history, and this set did plenty of that, but it also reminded us that there is more to come. Many of the people I saw pumping their fists for Burma — myself included — were kids or not even born the first time they played there. On this night, songs like “7s” from their latest, Unsound, sounded right at home next to old, rare numbers like “Peking Spring”, which was first released on cassette in 1985 and didn’t see broader release until showing up on a 1993 CD compilation. As they did for the second set, the band closed with “Academy Fight Song”. Then I turned off my deck, took down my equipment, and took one last look. I would never set foot in Maxwell’s again, and after their second set, neither would they. Now Hoboken has gone quiet, but the echoes of thousands of memorable nights remain.

I recorded this set with MBHO cardiod microphones from our usual spot in the venue. Other than a few light spots of wind noise from the A/C ducts, the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

This NYCTaper recording is being hosted on the Live Music Archive.  You can stream the entire show by clicking the song titles below.

Stream “Peking Spring”

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Mission of Burma
2013-07-28
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N>MBP603 (FOB/LOC/PAS)>Roland R-26>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.03 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:18:10]
01 Fell Into Water
02 7s
03 [Chupies]
04 Fun World
05 Dirt
06 Einstein’s Day
07 Outlaw
08 Peking Spring
09 This Is Not A Photograph
10 Dead Pool
11 [Panic]
12 Donna Sumeria
13 2wice
14 Let Yourself Go
15 That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate
16 Red
17 [encore break]
18 Secrets
19 Trem Two
20 Academy Fight Song

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mission of Burma, visit their website, and purchase Unsound from the Fire Records website [HERE] and purchase other Mission of Burma material from the Store at their website [HERE].

Mission Of Burma: July 28, 2013 Maxwells (Late Show) – Flac/MP3/Streaming

August 1, 2013
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Other than the Feelies, Mission is Burma is likely the only still-active band to have played Maxwell’s in the 1970s. The club closed for good last night, but in its final week we were treated to a series of outstanding concerts, not the least of which was the double shot of MOB for early and late shows on Sunday. Acidjack covered the early show, and I was there for the late. If on this night the band’s setlist was more geared towards older material than their recent shows (January at Bowery for instance), it was a fitting acknowledgement to a club that was, according to Clint Conley, a “safe place for weirdos” in the old days. Thirty-five years and thousands of shows later, on this night it was a place for memories and tributes, but more importantly still-vibrant music played by a band that virtually invented American post-punk.

I recorded this set with the Neumann large diaphragm cardioids mounted at the front of the soundboard booth and the quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Trem Two”:

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 and to Stream at Archive.org [HERE].

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Mission of Burma
2013-07-28
Late Show
Maxwells
Hoboken NJ

Digital Audience Master Recording

Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-07-30

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:10:16]
01 Opener
02 Sevens
03 Sectionals In Mourning
04 Fame and Fortune
05 Outlaw
06 Mica
07 Nu Disco
08 Devotion
09 Dumbells
10 Spider’s Web
11 2wice
12 Trem Two
13 [banter – Dirt]
14 Dust Devil
15 That’s When I Reach For My Revolver
16 [Johnny false start]
17 The Ballad Of Johnny Burma
18 Secrets
19 This Is Not A Photograph
20 [encore break]
21 Donna Sumeria
22 Academy Fight Song

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mission of Burma, visit their website, and purchase Unsound from the Fire Records website [HERE] and purchase other Mission of Burma material from the Store at their website [HERE].

Mission of Burma: January 18, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 20, 2013
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[photos by PSquared Photography courtesy of brooklynvegan]

Mission of Burma has accomplished a singular feat among rock acts. They are both one of the seminal and most influential early post-punk bands and also one of the most compelling current purveyors of the genre. At Bowery Ballroom on Friday night, both aspects of the band’s catalog were on display. MOB is currently playing shows featuring their newest album Unsound (Fire Records), and the setlist included six of the album’s eleven tracks. The new material was seamlessly mixed in the set with older material, going all the way back to the earliest single “Nu Disco”, the band’s best known early song “Academy Fight Song”, and one of their best covers (from The Horrible Truth) the Stooges “1970” (streaming below). Throughout the night what was on display was the band’s singular proficiency at their instruments. Roger Miller’s genre-defining guitar work, Peter Prescott’s aggressive drumming and Clint Conley’s angular bass work define this band’s legendary sound. But also on this tour the band’s has been accompanied by a horn duo, and as is traditional, tape wizard Bob Weston joined on bass for the final encore “Good, Not Great” (also streaming below). Mission of Burma doesn’t really “tour” as much as they play a handful of shows in spurts throughout the year. NYC was the final show of January, but the band will return for three shows in the Southeast in March.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig from the balcony rail and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “1970 (Stooges cover)”:

Stream “Good, Not Great”:

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 and to Stream at Archive.org [HERE].

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Mission Of Burma
2013-01-18
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master
Four-Track Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Railing

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2013-01-19

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:15:05]
01 Second Television
02 Fell – H20
03 7s
04 Donna Sumeria
05 Sectionals in Mourning
06 2wice
07 Nu Disco
08 This Is Hi-Fi
09 What They Tell Me
10 ADD in Unison
11 Dead Pool
12 This Is Not a Photograph
13 Absent Mind
14 Red
15 1 2 3 Partyy
16 1970 [Stooges]
17 [encore break and loops]
18 Academy Fight Song
19 Spiders Web
20 Good Not Great

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mission of Burma, visit their website, and purchase Unsound from the Fire Records website [HERE] and purchase other Mission of Burma material from the Store at their website [HERE].

Mission of Burma: January 28, 2011 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

January 31, 2011
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[photo by Chris Gersbeck – courtesy of brooklynvegan]

We’ve followed Mission of Burma, version 2.0, for almost twice as long as the original run of the band in the early 80s. The most consistent element of their live show has always been the ferocity of the performance. The band plays live with the kind of kinetic energy that defines their sound, and provides earth shattering volume to prove the point. The other aspect MOB’s live show is that the setlists are always quite divergent. The Bell House recording posted last night by acidjack is an entirely different show than what we experienced Friday night at Maxwell’s. Now performing live material for what will soon become their fourth post-reunion album, the band is operating on all cylinders. Each of the three stage players offer new songs that rival the quality of their career output and Friday night’s show featured a healthy dose of them. One might expect that the packed house would become impatient with the mid-set big block of new material, but in fact the mixed-age crowd seemed equally enthralled throughout the show. Mission of Burma rewarded them with a lightning-speed foursome of classics in the encore slot that closed with a reverse play of their debut single — “Max Ernst” into “Academy Fight Song” (streaming below). When the band left the stage the cries for “more” lasted for a good ten minutes before the house music came up — one of the most prolonged crowd calls we’ve seen in a while, and well deserved.

I recorded this set in the same location as all of our recordings from this outstanding venue and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “The Setup”:

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Stream “Academy Fight Song”:

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This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Mission Of Burma
2011-01-28
Maxwell’s
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
2011-01-29

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:12:30]
01 Donna Sumeria
02 Let Yourself Go
03 1,2,3 Partyy!
04 Just Waves
05 Part the Sea
06 [new song – My God Can Beat Up Your God]
07 [new song – This Ghost]
08 [new song – Evasive Action]
09 Devotion
10 2Twice
11 [banter]
12 Forget Yourself
13 [new song – Totally Ridiculous]
14 Good Cheer
15 The Setup
16 Nancy Reagan’s Head
17 [encore break/effects]
18 This Is Not a Photograph
19 That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate
20 Max Ernst
21 Academy Fight Song
22 [outro/effects]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, 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].

Mission of Burma: January 29, 2011 The Bell House – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

January 30, 2011
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The inimitable Mission of Burma have graced us with their presence a lot recently – first, back in December at Maxwell’s for one of the Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows, then Maxwell’s again this past Friday.  But according to fans who saw all three, this bigger show at The Bell House was the king of them all.  It is not uncommon for legendary bands of Mission of Burma’s generation to get by on autopilot, playing the old songs everyone wants to hear in a lower-energy, lamer fashion that is just good enough to sell tickets.  But true the ethos they have maintained throughout their decades-long career, Mission of Burma have managed their comeback with integrity and grit.  Along with timeless punk classics, the band has moved forward to produce vital new material that holds up well to the rest of their catalog.  This show found the band playing four songs from their 2009 LP, The Sound, the Speed the Light, but after that, it was back to the old days for this amazing and, at 80+ minutes, lengthy, set. With the legendary producer Bob Weston behind the board running the band’s sound and tape loops, the sound was dialed-in and, per Bob’s custom, ear-splittingly loud.  Whether you were a new fan coming to see what the fuss was all about, or a longtime fan, you were not leaving this show disappointed – especially not after MOB closed the set with the song that started it all, “Academy Fight Song.”

I recorded this set from our usual spot in the venue by the soundboard with the DPA microphones and a hand-built analog preamp to bring a warm, classic sound.  The results are excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Academy Fight Song”:

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Download the MP3 and FLAC files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

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Mission of Burma
2011-01-29
The Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Equipment: DPA 4021>Oade M248>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Center, clamp to soundboard booth, micas at 9ft, DIN
Mastering: 24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (EQ, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:22:12]
01 intro
02 Forget What You Know
03 7’s
04 1001 Pleasant Dreams
05 2wice
06 Blunder
07 [banter]
08 SSL 83
09 Trem Two
10 Mica
11 [banter]
12 He Is, She Is
13 Part the Sea
14 [banter]
15 Just Waves
16 Feed
17 1, 2, 3 Partyy!
18 Fame and Fortune
19 Spider’s Web
20 That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate
21 encore break
22 Red
23 That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
24 Class War
25 encore break 2
26 Secrets
27 banter
28 Academy Fight Song

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, 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].

Mission of Burma: January 30, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

February 1, 2010
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[photo by nyctaper]

The second of Mission of Burma’s two nights at Bowery was covered for nyctaper by Acidjack. Our recording of the first night is [here].

Acidjack reports:
“I have to admit that this was my first time seeing Mission of Burma, which is one of those concert-going omissions that I should be embarrassed about. My first experience, with them playing a second night to a packed Bowery Ballroom, was a great one. It is truly an honor to see bands continue to produce at such a high level during the second phase of their careers. Unlike some bands whose raison d’etre for their career revivals seems to have more to do with credit card and mortgage balances than artistic vitality (I’ll avoid naming names), Mission of Burma prove that they still have something to say. The sound, thanks to the excellent work of master production wizard Bob Weston and the Bowery sound team, was excellent, and this recording, from the same spot as last night’s show with similar equipment, reflects that. Enjoy!”

Download the MP3 and FLAC files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

Mission of Burma
2010-01-30
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

An acidjack master recording

Equipment: DPA 4021>Naiant littlebox>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to balcony at right side of SBD, 8′ total height
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify each channel, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Dirt
02 Careening With Conviction
03 Good Cheer
04 SSL 83
05 After the Rain
06 Trem Two
07 Devotion
08 banter
09 Blunder
10 Spider’s Web
11 13
12 1, 2, 3 Partyy!
13 Possession
14 Feed
15 Comes Undone
16 2wice
17 This Is Not A Photograph
18 Red
19 encore break
20 1001 Pleasant Dreams
21 Hi Fi [new song]
22 That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
23 banter
24 Good, Not Great

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