Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches (1981)


For fans of: Shellac, Wire, Gang of Four

This set of songs shows off Mission of Burma having as much fun as seemingly possible with their post-punk sound. The beats are almost krautrock like in the way they keep the energy up throughout the songs, and the guitar playing fills them with catchy riffs front and back. The tracks seem at times to be rather straightforward, but there's actually a lot going on, even guitar solos here and there within this wall of sound. The vocals are quite standard punky rants, but they work with the music perfectly. Overall, the music is extremely cathartic and enjoyable. - Matthew Foster

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