Synopsis by Mark Deming
One of the truly groundbreaking bands of the American independent rock scene of the early '80s, Mission of Burma was at the height of its powers and seemed poised to break through to greater popularity when, in 1983, guitarist/songwriter Roger Miller developed a severe case of tinnitus, a condition that causes constant ringing of the ears. Prompted by Miller's decision to leave the band, the group chose to call it a day with two sold-out concerts in their home town of Boston, and Mission of Burma: Live at the Bradford features highlights from the farewell show. Songs performed include "Peking Spring," "That's When I Reach for My Revolver," "Academy Fight Song," and "Einstein's Day."
band [music group], punk-rock