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Mission of Burma vs. The Birthday Party

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Either/Or: Mission of Burma vs. The Birthday Party

Postby a. james on Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:42 pm

mission of burma

vs.

the birthday party.



two bands enter, one band leaves!
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Postby alex maiolo on Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:15 pm

Screw you.
You are evil.
Too hard.

If this were a Thunderdome, I'd give *myself* up before I let either band perish.

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Postby rocker654 on Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:19 pm

Mission of Burma, easily. Though I think that this topic is like comparing Big Star to Pavement (ie: apples vs. oranges), I throw all my support behind Mission of Burma. Fuck the Birthday Party and all of their cheesy followers.
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Postby alex maiolo on Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:51 pm

Hmmm...
I wouldn't describe the Birthday Party's followers as "cheesy."

Are you kidding? If not, in what way do you mean that they are cheesy?

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Postby KeithV on Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:59 pm

Both good bands who were able to pull off decent Stooges covers, but I have to go with the Birthday Party on this one. Even though I think Nick Cave is kind of a douche...

Very different bands actually. Strange comparision spurred on by an argument in another thread.
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Postby DregsInTheCrowd on Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:57 am

Hmm, this is a tough one. I'll go with The Feelies. Circa 1991.
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Postby CJMcG on Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:13 am

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Postby Angus Jung on Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:21 am

My vote goes to the Nihilist Spasm Band.
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Postby rocker654 on Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:01 am

alex maiolo wrote:Are you kidding? If not, in what way do you mean that they are cheesy?

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Man, almost everything I say should be taken with a grain of salt! Who is I, anyways?

All I can say is, I've heard them, and they didn't make any impact on me. Mission of Burma did. I've seen recipes for foods on here that have made me gag in horror. It's all personal opinion, anyways. Think for yerself and all that.

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Postby alex maiolo on Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:25 am

rocker654 wrote:
alex maiolo wrote:Are you kidding? If not, in what way do you mean that they are cheesy?

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Man, almost everything I say should be taken with a grain of salt! Who is I, anyways?

All I can say is, I've heard them, and they didn't make any impact on me. Mission of Burma did. I've seen recipes for foods on here that have made me gag in horror. It's all personal opinion, anyways. Think for yerself and all that.

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Gotcha.
That said, as a member of this Premier Rock Forum, it suprises me that you dislike the BP so much. Most people here like some sort of noisy, disjointed, creep-out rock, and as far as I'm concerned the BP wrote the book on that. Though I love them, I have to say, when I listen to Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard, all I can think of is how BPish those bands sound.

Which records have you heard by them? Some are much better than others. Also, if you haven't seen the Pleasure Heads Must Burn DVD, I can't recommend it enough.

As for Burma, they are also one of my all time favorite bands, so I will be bowing out of voting in the Post Punk Death Match.
As I've said, just take ime instead, so that these other bands may live.

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Postby tommydski on Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:33 am

Mission of Burma win by a hair.

I don't actually like anything by The Birthday Party after the very first album. Nope, don't even like 'Prayers on Fire'.
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Postby a. james on Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:36 am

tommydski wrote:Mission of Burma win by a hair.

I don't actually like anything by The Birthday Party after the very first album. Nope, don't even like 'Prayers on Fire'.


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Postby BadComrade on Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:30 pm

Angus Jung wrote:My vote goes to the Nihilist Spasm Band.

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Postby rocker654 on Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:58 pm

alex maiolo wrote:Which records have you heard by them? Some are much better than others. Also, if you haven't seen the Pleasure Heads Must Burn DVD, I can't recommend it enough.


About a year ago, I downloaded a couple of flacs of their live performances plus a couple of Bad Seeds perfs to see if I missed anything. I decided that I didn't.

If you enjoy this kind of stuff, rock on! Seriously, I found nothing to love or hate about either, thus damning them to my sense of musical purgatory. I would not vote for either in a Crap/Not Crap poll. The cheesy comment came from the fact that I don't like cheese, but was purely tongue in cheek.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:10 pm

This vote is a travesty thus far. Unless the opponent is The Stooges, The Birthday Party always wins. Always.
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Postby Tom on Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:27 pm

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tommydski wrote:Mission of Burma win by a hair.

I don't actually like anything by The Birthday Party after the very first album. Nope, don't even like 'Prayers on Fire'.


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Postby Tom on Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:29 pm

Birthday Party, no question.
MSNOBMA is a fine band, but TBDPTY trumps just about everyone.
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Postby tallchris on Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:49 pm

They are two of the only post-punk bands from the early 80's who's records don't sound dated.

I have to go with Mission of Burma though, if only that the Birthday party have a few songs that just bug the fuck out of me, e.g., "Nick the Stripper". There isn't a single Burma song that I find as irritating as that song.
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Postby Eierdiebe on Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:29 pm

tallchris wrote:They are two of the only post-punk bands from the early 80's who's records don't sound dated.


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Postby NerblyBear on Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:18 pm

This is a tough one.

MOB's "Vs." is one of the coolest-sounding records I've ever heard, and the songcraft is generally top-notch. Honestly, I find it hard to believe how exquisite the band on this record sounds. Nothing else I've heard by them has interested me nearly as much as that album does, however, so they are riding on thin ice.

TBP is in a similar dilemma! "Junkyard" is an astonishing record, and most of the other stuff is sub-par. That record is as fucking frightening and intimidating as early Swans or early Suicide. However, I've always found "Prayers on Fire" to be wildly overrated, and the final E.P. strays too far into Bad Seeds-territory.

As I said, a tough decision. I'll give the nod to the Birthday Party, though, because "Junkyard" was a seminal influence for several other of my favorite bands: U.S. Maple, Scratch Acid, the Jesus Lizard, Six Finger Satellite and Arab on Radar among them.
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