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Supercontext: Mission of Burma: Signals, Calls and Marches

This debut EP from a legendary Boston punk band has been held in critical reverence for over 30 years. We look to how the songs were written, recorded and distributed to try to unpack what it all does (or doesn’t) mean.

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Supercontext: R.E.M., Murmur

With the many changes to the music industry, it doesn’t seem possible for a band to rise to success after their first studio album like R.E.M. did with Murmur. We look at what made this artsy, floppy, jangle rock band tick and how The Police and MTV supported their rise to popularity.

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