A little history here folks. MIA came from Las Vegas, Nevada, land of sin. They released two fine hardcore statements: Last Rites and Genocide and the amazing album on Alternative Tentacles entitled Murder In A Foreign Place. The band breaks up and Mike their singer moves to Orange County. You know The OC, land of babes, surfing, skating, and some of the best punk rock bands around. He hooks up with Mark from No Crisis and a couple of others and they release Notes From The Underground which in my HUMBLE opinion was quite good. After that release MIA cameback to the studio to record After The Fact. This is my favorite of theirs by far. For those that care, I am a big The Momma's and The Poppa's fan. MIA do a great version of California Dreamin'. I am a sucker for good harmonies I guess. A year of so after the release they broke up. Mark and the bassist (who's name escapes me) start Big Drill Car who would have some success on Cruz Records who were a subsid of SST. Mike would go onto run a popular niteclub in Costa Mesa. A few years ago when in Chicago, Mike slipped on a icy parkinglot and hit his head on the pavement and sadly passed away. It is always tough when you hear of your peers dying. I am 45 and I realize that dying in your 40's is just way too early.
This is dedicated to all my friends who have passed on over the years.