I noticed a recent spike in clicks on an old post, that being my 2013 interview with Chris Egan, former member of Missing Foundation. Evidently, in the wake of my more recent interview with his erstwhile bandmate RB Korbet (of many projects, but probably best known as the vocalist for Even Worse), someone exhumed my interview with Egan and put in on Facebook. This, in turn, got me thinking, once again, about all things Missing Foundation.
I’m not entirely sure of Peter Missing’s activities these days, but I have seen a noticeable uptick in MF’s notorious logo being scrawled around downtown. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s Pete doing it (he has, on occasion, pointed out that the logo frequently appears with incendiary directives to “Mug a Yuppie,” a sentiment he says he’d never have espoused). I know he was involved with a new project called Missing Zero Seven for a while, but I cannot say I’m fully aware of their current status. Missing himself does post on Facebook from time to time, where there is also a public group page set up.
Towards the latter part of 2015, I started spotting the above flyer, on number of occasions, pasted on a few walls and lamp posts, usually over on by Avenue C (where I was taking my son for soccer practice). In case you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s a poster/flyer Missing Foundation disseminated around lower Manhattan circa 1988 and the release of arguably their finest musical moment (to my mind, anyway), 1933: Your House is Mine. If you’re smitten with this poster, you may still be able to prize a reproduction of same for yourself via this website (provided they still have some in stock).
Speaking of that record, I was thrilled to actually find a copy of it on CD (initially issued in 1993, evidently). For those of us who no longer possess a working turntable, that was quite a find (considering I didn’t believe it had ever been released on compact disc). Look for it used on Amazon.
In any case, this all seemed like a decent enough excuse to dust off another old bit of Missing Foundation, that being this old clip for “Kill the Hypnotic Bastards” from 1987.
And in the instance that you can’t get enough…herewith more previous posts about Missing Foundation…