Posts Tagged ‘Mission of Burma’

Mission of Burma at the Bell House

February 1, 2011

I got to go to Brooklyn NY last weekend and see one of my all time favorite bands, Mission of Burma.  They played at a really nice venue called the Bell House and performed some of my favorite tracks, such as Trem Two (I’ve included this track below). They also let me take a picture with them! So if you get a chance go see this great band, you won’t regret it.  I’ve included some pictures below.

Here’s Roger Miller (guitarist), Clint Conley (bassist) and myself (Heidi Hehnly).
Here’s a couple of them performing:


Here’s Trem Two off of Vs.

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That’s How I Escaped my Certain Fate

July 18, 2010

I live in central Mass these days and well here’s one good thing that came out of Boston. Here’s Mission of Burma with That’s How I Escaped my Certain Fate off of their 1982 classic Vs.

Academy Fight Song

March 2, 2010

By Mission of Burma

Another Week of My Favorites

December 2, 2009

I’ve got maybe two more regular shows left, including this one, and my Christmas show. Spend my last couple of Wednesday nights on KRUI 89.7 fm with me from 8 to 10 pm, you can also listen in online here.

1. Blondie, Blondie (1976), X Offender

I pulled this sweet image of Debbie Harry off of the Blog entitled “x” Another cool bit of info is that this photo was taken by Bob Gruen who’s exhibit at the MoMA I just got to experience. “x” does a really nice job describing the image, so I won’t go there, if you want to read about it check it out.
2. Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense (1984), Take Me To The River
3. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures (1979), Disorder
4. Liz Phair, Whitechocolatespaceegg (1998), Polyester Bride
(I’m engaged, and I wouldn’t mind having a polyester dress.)
5. Lyres, 12 Classic 45s, I Want to Help You Ann
6. Mazzy Star, So Tonight That I Might See (1993), Fade Into You
(God I love this song, tell me its not beautiful?)
7. Mission of Burma, Vs. (1982), Trem Two
(Another definite favorite, it’s in my top 10 favorite songs for sure.)
8. New Order, Power Corruption and Lies (1983), Age of Consent

9. The Replacements, Let It Be (1984), Unsatisfied
10. Sonic Youth, Dirty (1992), Theresa’s Sound World

11. Superchunk, Incidental Music 1991-95, Night of Chill Blue
I might have to say this is my favorite Superchunk song.
12. Pixies, Doolittle (1989), Here Comes Your Man
This song just appeals to everyone, I bet even my parents would jam to it and they prefer to rock out to Elvis and Peter Paul and Mary.
13. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (1992), Chicken Walk
14. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Automatic (1989), Head On
(The Pixies do an awesome cover of this track)
15. Pavement, Terror Twilight (1999), Spit on a Stranger
You know what I heard? Pavement is going to be featured on GUITAR HERO! Yuck. Steve what are you doing? You know who else is going to be featured? Spoon. I don’t know why this shocks me and I can’t seem to figure out why it annoys me. If someone can articulate this better than me please do it. For now, I’m going to sit down and think about it.

16. XTC, English Settlement, Senses Working Overtime
17. INXS, The Best of INXS, Need You Tonight
The single came out around 1986.
18. The Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk Talk (1981), Pretty in Pink

19. Tears for Fears, The Hurting (1983), Change
20. Billy Idol & Generation X, Billy Idol (1982), Dancing With Myself

21. The Swirlies, Cats of the Wild, Vol.2 (2003), Sleepytime
22. Polvo, Exploded Drawing (1996), Bridesmaid Blues
23. Enon, Believo, Cruel
24. The Jam, The Gift (1982), Town Called Malice
25. PJ Harvey, Uh Huh Her (2004), You Came Through
26. Slowdive, Souvlaki (1993), Souvlaki Space Station

Oh The Misfits, how I love you.

October 21, 2009

Halloween is coming up. Although I’m not doing a Halloween show tonight the season is making me in the mood for some Misfits. These guys rock in such an awesomely ghoulish way, who wouldn’t love hearing them on or near Halloween.

Listen in tonight from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.

1. The Misfits, Collection (1986), London Dungeon
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2. The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides and Rarities (2008), Why’d You Want Me
(This is a box set encompassing tracks from their entire career.)
3. Mission of Burma, Vs. (Bonus Track on the Remastered album), Forget
Vs. originally came out in 1982
4. Dinosaur Jr., Where You Been? (1993), Start Choppin
These guys are TOURING, and they played last thursday at the Vic in Chicago. Here’s a quote from Miles Raymour I pulled off of The Chicago Reader. (I couldn’t Summarize Lou Barlow any better, even though I do love the Smiths.)

Morrissey may be popularly perceived as the King of Sadness Feelings, but his arch melodrama has always struck me as too closely related to handful-of-Tylenol “suicide attempt” drama queen-ism, which is just another way for somebody to say “Look at me!” Serious aficionados of feeling bad know that Lou Barlow is the true master of alt-rock miserablism. His 90s discography covers all the main flavors of depression, from the heartbroken “I could break down crying at any time” prettiness of Sebadoh’s “Soul and Fire” to the abject “I haven’t left the house or showered in a week” desolation of Sentridoh’s “Choke Chain,” and his frequent detours into hardcore bong-rip punk are a fair stand-in for manic jags. (Let’s not talk about the Folk Implosion.) On his new solo album, Goodnight Unknown (Merge), he sounds more settled and less self-tortured, more expansive and less dependent on minor keys—but he can still write a tuneful, melancholy pop song, and the hushed “I’m Thinking . . . ” is as dark as anything he’s done.

5. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville (1993 on Matador records), 6’1″
6. Secret Shine, Untouched (1993), Sun Warmed Water
7. No Age, Eraser (A single off of Sub pop, released in 2008), Eraser
8. Jona Lewie, The Best of Jona Lewie (2002), The Baby She’s on the Street
(This track came out in 1978, and its just so much fun.)
9. Spizzenergi, Where’s Captain Kirk? the Very Best of Spizz (2002), Where’s Captain Kirk (the single came out in 1979)
10. Lene Lovich, Lucky Number: The Best of (2004), Say When
11. Depeche Mode, The Best of Depeche Mode, People are People (single came out in 1984)
(as you can tell from the last three albums I’m a sucker for best of albums.)
12. Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model (1978), Radio Radio
13. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Twice upon a Time- The Singles, Cities in Dust (single was released in 1985)
14. The Gun Club, Fire of Love (1981), Ghost on the Highway
This album is brilliant. When I first heard this I never heard anything like it. Allmusic has them sited as a “tribal psychobilly blues” band. Check them out.
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15. Radio Birdman, The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978), Aloha Steve and Danno
16. The Replacements, All Shook Down (1990), My Little Problem
17. Husker Du, New Day Rising (1985), Plans I Make
18. Polvo, In Prism (2009), D.C. Trails
19. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim (1987), The Holiday Song
20. The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs (1999), I Can’t Touch You Anymore
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21. Mazzy Star, So Tonight That I Might See (1993), Blue Light
22. Modest Mouse, Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004 and also nominated for a Grammy), The World at Large
23. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tender Prey (1988), The Mercy Seat (Johnny Cash covered this tune.)
24. Portishead, Dummy (1994), Roads
25. The Swell Maps, A Trip to Marineville (1979, and re-released in 1989), Vertical Slum
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26. Tom Waits, Bone Machine (1992, and won a Grammy that year), Goin’ Out West

“I Can’t Shake It…”

September 2, 2009

Go MELVINS! This track is off of a 7″ I Can’t Shake It/Some Girls. It’s awesome, and you can hear it if you listen tonight from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.
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1. The Wake, Harmony + Singles, Give Up (1982)
2. Mission of Burma, The Horrible Truth About Burma, Trem Two (1985)
3. Sleater-Kinney, All Hands On the Bad One (2000), Leave you behind
4. The Flatmates, Potpourri: Hits Mixes, and Demos, I could be in Heaven (Single came out in 1986)
5. Love of Diagrams, EP, Pace or the Patience (2007)
6. The Wedding Present, Tommy (1985-1987 compilation), Felicity
7. Dinosaur Jr., Farm, Imagination Blind (2009)
8. Melvins, I can’t Shake it/Some Girls (Gearhead Records 1998), I Can’t Shake It
9. The Dirtbombs, Tanzen Gehn, Tanzen Gehn (2005)
10. Sebadoh, Bakesale, Dreams (1994)
11. Kinski, Sub Pop- Infecting the Galaxy One Planet at a Time, Semaphore
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12. The Church, Priest = Aura, Ripple (1992)
13. Knapsack, Day Three of My New Live, Simple Favor (1997)
14. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Get Happy!!, Riot Act (1980)
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15. Stephen Malkmus, Matador at 15, Church on White
16. Bauhaus, Mask, Mask (1981)
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17. The Tights, Cherry Red: The Punk Singles Collection, Cracked (1978)
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18. Sonic Youth, the eternal, Antenna (2009)
19. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Kaleidoscope, Red Light (1980)
20. Cocteau Twins, Stars and Topsoil-A Collection (1982-1990), Blind Dumb Deaf
21. Catherine Wheel, Chrome, Fripp (1993)
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22. My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything, Feed me with your Kiss (1988)
23. Xymox (or Clan of Xymox???), Twist of Shadows, Blind Hearts (Polygram subsidiary label Wing Records 1989)
24. New Order, Movement, Hurt (12” Version) (originally came out in 1981)
25. Talking Heads, Remain in Light, Listening Wind
26. David Byrne and Brian Eno, Everything that Happens will Happen Today, Strange Overtones

Hotwire my Heart

August 26, 2009

The title is a rockin’ Sonic Youth track….

1. Mission of Burma, Innermost-single, Innermost (a brand spankin’ new single from the awesome Mission of Burma)
2. Sonic Youth, Sister, Hotwire my heart (1987)
3. Suicide, Suicide, Cheree (1977)
4. Yo La Tengo, Matador at 15, Deeper into Movies
5. My Bloody Valentine, Glider, Glider (1990 Sire records)
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6. Jesus and Mary Chain, Upside Down (This was their debut single released in 1984)
7. Wire, Object 47, Circumspect (these guys are so cool formed in the late 70s and are still making albums this was released in 2008)
8. Box Elders, Alice and Friends, Cougars
9. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Now I Got Worry, Wait (1996)
10. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Hyaena, Swimming Horses (1984)
11. The Cure, The Top, Wailing Wall (1984)
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12. The Gun Club, Fire of Love, Promise Me (1981)
13. Pixies, Trompe Le Monde, Subbacultcha (1991)
14. The Dream Syndicate, Medicine Show, John Coltrane Stereo Blues (1984)
15. The Smiths, “Hatful of Hollow”, What Difference Does it Make (1984)
A great request!
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16.The Barracudas, Drop out with the Barracudas, (I Wish it Could Be) 1965 again (Came out in or around 1982)
17. Delta 5, Singles & Sessions (Kill Rock Stars put this together with their stuff between 79 and 81), Mind Your Own Business
18. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out, Dance Song ’97 (released in, this is going to surprise you after that song title, 1997. This was also on Kill Rock Stars.)
19. The Normal, Warm Leatherette-Single, T.V.O.D. (1978)
20. Erase Errata, Night Life, Giant Hans 2006
21. Nobunny, Love Visions, I Am a Girlfriend
22. Swirlies, Blonder Tongue Audio Baton, His Love Just Washed Away (1992, Tang Records)
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23. PJ Harvey, Stories From the City Stories From the Sea, A Place Called Home (2000)
24. The Nerves, One Way Ticket, Hanging on the Telephone (70s power pop from LA, recognize the song? Yeap, Blondie covered it.)
25. The Wipers, Best of, Better Off Dead (released in 1990 but encompassing their work from the 80s), Better Off Dead
26. The Red Guitars, Slow to Fade, Good Technology (1984)
27. ESG, Come Away With ESG, Come Away (1983)
28. Shop Assistants, Shop Assistants Anthology, Safety Net (around mid to late 80s)

Mixed Tapes, they will always be cool.

January 25, 2009

My first post today is talking about the art of a mixed tape. This is my favorite gift to get from my friends. First, I don’t have to secretly peruse their music collection to figure out what I need to get them for Christmas. Second, it’s interesting to hear what they think I will enjoy. So, since I love receiving a perfect mixed tape, my favorite gift to give is a mixed tape.

Recently I made a “mixed tape” for a friend’s birthday. When I was a kid, making a mixed tape was difficult, but now a mixed tape is really a cd that can easily be made on itunes or some other sort of program.  The “old” mixed tapes had to be made from records (which I would grab from my parents collection), CDs (which I could never afford), or if you were really poor like me, you had to catch your favorite songs on the radio and hit record. However, times have changed itunes has come into my life along with a small income.  I can spend all my free money on cds, mp3’s and records, and make many mixed CDs for all of my friends if they want one or not.

Here is the HeidiHehnly-Gift-CD that I recently gave to my IC friend:screen-capture1

Reasons for tracks:
1. Everyone wants to be naked.
2. This is one of my all time favorite tracks
3. What a sweet track title? The friend is pretty witty, so I thought she might like this.
4. This band is awesome live.
5. Who doesn’t like Bob Mould?
6. This is the Breeders new album. They are “too cool for school”, just like the friend I gave the CD to.
7. She needs a new Car.
8. She’s going to move away soon for a real job, makes me sad.
9. This song was awesome in Donnie Darko.
10. Elliott Smith couldn’t have written a prettier song. It is lovely.
11. Holiday = Birthday
12. I think she secretly wants to be a Scientist.
13. She likes tracks that tell a story, and I want to have Lou Reed’s child.
14. I just like the song.
15. I like that Nick Cave is singing a love song.
16. She’s an ex-hair model.
17. This song united hipsters everywhere.
18. This is how I feel when people refuse to hang out with me.
19. An all time favorite band of mine. I like to force their music on people.
20. Who wouldn’t want to be a sunbeam?