314. Mission of Burma

Although the bulk of the Post Punk bands came from England, a great one came out of Boston that was as dark and complex as any other Post Punk band out there at the time. With a style considered unorthodox (though everything they did was carefully considered) they have been called one of the more important acts in American Alternative music in the early 80’s. With an endless list of acts who cited them as influential, their legacy is still growing though the odds of them being officially anointed as the American Joy Division still seems a ways away, let alone any kind of recognition in Cleveland.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1988   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Boston, MA)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Vs. (1982)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: That’s When I Reach for My Revolver (From Signals, Calls and Marches, 1981){acepolls 342}

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