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.