“Destination Unknown” – Missing Persons (1982)

Posted: January 18, 2017 in 1982
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There is a misconception that early 80’s New Wave bands were all just electronics but no real musicianship compared to rock groups – not true with Missing Persons. The band was formed by four long-time members of Frank Zappa’s ‘cast’ of musicians who played and recorded with the prolific artist. Missing Persons was a must-see among the Los Angeles live music scene and, with the help of MTV, found early success on their first release SPRING SESSION M (1982). After the band broke up, Terry Bozzio would earn a reputation as a ‘drummer extraordinaire’ and was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1997. Vocalist Dale Bozzio signed on to Prince’s Paisley Park label for her 1st solo record. Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo replaced Andy Taylor as a member of Duran Duran in 1986 and played with the popular band for 15 years. And bass player Patrick O’Hearn became an acclaimed New Age artist and composer for Television/Film.

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