Bad luck dogged influential punk/hardcore outfit Mission Of Burma so much that their career was cut short when their guitarist/singer Roger Miller had to stop playing in the band because of his tinnitus condition. It is perhaps for their curtailed career that they are not held up in the same esteem as The Pixies or Husker Du. 'Signals, Calls, And Marches' was their EP from 1981 and does a fine job of demonstrating that they were genuine prime movers. The riff from 'That's When I Reach For My Revolver' is era-defining in itself and should be regarded as a classic of its type. There's shades of Gang Of Four's funk guitar style on 'This Is Not A Photograph' and the military drumming on 'All World Cowboy Romance' proves that even the instrumentals weren't merely fillers. A welcome bonus is 'Academy Fight Song' a single that had REM in thrall and is representative of their raw, primitive sound. Happily, the group have now reformed and are touring the stadiums again.