Wednesday, September 30, 2009

8. Mission of Burma - That's When I Reach for My Revolver (1981)

One of the better of the early 80s post-punk/indie bands, Boston's Mission of Burma only released a few albums before breaking up in the mid-80s, only to reform again 20 years later. This song, off of their best album Signals, Calls and Marches, is one of the greatest post-punk anthems ever written. According to all sources, they were one of the most intense live bands of their era, and you can feel that intensity in this recording. You can also hear the large influence they had on a band like Fugazi, especially in the chorus.

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