Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1987 album from the punk outfit including one bonus track. After the Fact is the final M.I.A. album, originally released on Flipside Records. M.I.A. formed as a hardcore band in Las Vegas in 1980 and began to find their place and sound once they moved to Orange County, CA in 1981. They played out often including at premier punk venues the Cuckoo's Nest in Costa Mesa and the Cathay de Grande in Hollywood. M.I.A. was part of So Cal punk's hardcore to melodic post-hardcore evolution alongside the scene's best-known bands - Adolescents, T.S.O.L. and Social Distortion. In 1984 M.I.A. signed with Alternative Tentacles label, after label founder/Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra saw them play at a secret illegal punk nightclub in Las Vegas. Biafra was impressed by Mike Conley's distinctive voice, saying "The minute you hear a song with him singing you know it's him."