V - you would say the same about this band if you listened to Wire and if you listened to Can you would say the same about wire and if you listened to Captain Beefheart & his magic band you would say the same about Can. It's a endless chain.
to be fair, punk had already been "artified" by the likes of talking heads, wire, magazine and others before mission of burma came along.
that isn't to say they aren't great. cause they are. they were super important. but let's not go making brash statements.