Boston: Ace of Hearts, Circa 1982. Vintage Mission of Burma tour poster, promoting their landmark debut "Vs.", INSCRIBED by the band, circa 1982/1983. This "tour blank," with a space on the lower right to add venue information, is signed by all four band members, as well as producer and Ace of Hearts record label founder, Rick Harte. Roger Miller's inscription is lower center right, "Eternal life is food / Roger," with Clint Conley to the immediate right, "R.I.P. Lounge / Clint" (with an adjacent skull and crossbones drawing), Peter Prescot, top right, "'Very / Pretty' / Peter / Says," Martin Swope in the lower margin, "Bigger in death than they ever were in life / MS," and producer Harte above the "Ace of Hearts" logo at the lower left, "Jimmy did this one. / Rick." The venue is unknown.
One of the most seminal American post punk bands of the 1980s, Mission of Burma's brief four year run, 1979-1983, has proved increasingly influential since, despite having only released two singles, one ep, and one lp, "Vs." The band disbanded in 1983 after guitarist Roger Miller developed tinnitus due to the band's thunderous stage volume. In 2002 the band reunited, with Bob Weston replacing Swope as tape manipulator/sound engineer, for what was intended as two reunion gigs, which immediately sold out and expanded to six gigs, at which point the band decided to re-form and record new material. Four new studio albums, as well as a greatest hits collection, were released between 2004 and 2012, and in June 2019 it was announced on Facebook that band had no plans to record any further material.
11 x 7 inches. Near Fine.