Thread: Terry Bozzio
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:18 PM
EricT43 EricT43 is offline
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Default Re: Terry Bozzio

Terry's drumkit is kind of scary and makes my pants feel funny ;)

I know I am very late to the party here, but I recently started listening to Missing Persons. I was young when they were current, so I kind of missed it.

With that group, Terry set a very high bar for pop (New Wave) drumming. I would draw a parallel between he and Mark King, who did bass and vocals for Level 42, as far as successfully applying technical playing to a popular music situation. He stayed in the pocket and grooved when he needed to, and unleashed his chops when appropriate. I love his use of cymbals to add texture to his grooves.

It also doesn't hurt that I get a thrill every time Dale Bozzio does one of her squeaky hiccup things.
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