Mission Of Burma – Forget – Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Taang Records, 2018

Vinyl LP pressing. Playing a bracing mix of punk, pop, art rock, and avant-garde experimentation, Mission of Burma’s vocal/guitar/bass/drums/tape manipulation line-up was relentlessly intense and dynamic. As adept at playing strident, angular blasts as they were at powerful, pretty instrumentals, the Boston quartet were integral in laying the foundation for a movement in postpunk rock which remains vital today. Forget is a 12-track collection of pre-Vs. Demos and outtakes recorded from 1979 to 1982 and issued on Taang! Records in 1988. The sessions from 1979 are all included here (some of the band’s earliest work) as well as the lost tracks from 1982 with producer Lou Giordano.