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Missing Persons

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    I guess this what you do to get Frank Zappa out of your system. It was truly a sign of the Eighties that a great bassist like Patrick O’Hearn went 90+% synthesizers in this band. That said, I loved the album, Spring Session M.
  2. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    They were a really good band. Terry Bozzio and Patrick O'Hearn (who did some really good and not-so-good new age stuff) are a solid rhythm section, and the songwriting was interesting. Dale has such a unique voice.
  3. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    I've been dredging up a ton of 80's stuff for a young person recently, and this was one of them.

    I'm also (and have been for years) so into what Aimee Mann put out, both while playing bass for 'til Tuesday and even after the switch to guitar (#sadbassists) toward the end of 'tT and in her solo work. Not a happy body of work on the whole, but it speaks to real life so much.
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Mods, can you move this because I meant to post this thread in Miscellanous.
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  5. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Spring Session M absolutely killed! I wore that album out.
    I really like what Terry Bozzio is doing these days.
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  6. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    The other two MP songs I sent along to a young person recently:

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  7. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    If that was the goal, it definitely worked!
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  8. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    'give' is one of my very favorite pop tunes.
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  9. Mental Hopscotch
  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...one of my favourite '80s bands. Hands down.

    My friend turned me on to them...his thing was "Check out the drummer". Eventually, I figured out it was a guy that kicked ass with The Brecker Brothers Band (Heavy Metal Bebop) & Zappa.

    How many of you know Ken Scott was their manager?
    Scott is a well-known recording engineer (Beatles, Elton John, Bowie, Mahavishnu Orchestra, etc); his book is worth the read. There is a nice section on Missing Persons. Funny piece on Bobby Colomby (A& R guy) dissing Bozzio's effort to get the band signed to Colomby's label.
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  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
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  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    ...that drum part!
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  13. I love Missing Persons! We were pretty floored when we realized it was the same folks who did Joe's Garage with Frank Zappa. It made us love them even more, and realize that their excellence was no accident. Talented folks all.

    Nobody walks in LA!
  14. I really liked the song “Mental Hopscotch”
  15. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    I enjoyed them Back in the day. Great musicians. They sound a bit dated now
  16. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    Extremely dated actually
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  17. They are on tour right now ! I have tix to see them on Dec 29th...
  18. higain617


    Sep 12, 2013
    Boston version:

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  19. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Me too, these guys nailed the New Wave formula and they hit it right in the sweet spot, when the punk influence had started to wane but before the late 80s cheese set in. I put The Fixx in the same category. The Cars looked good for a while there but eventually fell victim to the late 80s on "Heartbreak City" and everything after.

    I drove around listening to "Everything's Different Now" on repeat in college. Loved it so much, still do. I also got into her next couple solo albums, the ones she released in the late 90s. "I'm With Stupid" was one of them. She is a great songwriter and a great musician.
  20. fishdreams

    fishdreams Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing: Arkham Vacuum Tube Amplification
    Reading your post I remembered vaguely that Bobby C. played those killer drums on the first Blood Sweat & Tears albums, when I looked it up it also mentioned that he played on Church of Anthrax, upon which I, as a casual John Cale fan who has performed In C ocassionally, realized I finally should give that one a listen. Wow, that is really interesting record. Besides production values, hasn't aged a bit. Thanks to @JimK and @Dr. Cheese for hipping me to that one serendipitously
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