Terry Bozzio is a legend in the world of rock and prog rock drummers! He has delighted and inspired drummers and music fans alike around the world! In this edition of Classic Performances, we’re going to take a deep dive into one of the great recorded prog drumming performances in which Bozzio amply displays his genius, creativity, technique, and passion; the track is called “Danger Money”, which he recorded with the British prog rock band UK, and released in 1979.
Danger Money is a complex song and arrangement utilizing metric modulations of tempo and time signature changes. We’ll walk through the compositional foundational structure of the song, something drummers will benefit deeply from, and we’ll also analyze the beats, fills, and nuances of Bozzio’s drumming performance. If you are a fan of rock, and especially prog rock, you’ll learn a lot from this class and will gain some real insight into the inner workings of this legendary drummer and his Classic Performance on Danger Money. Also included for download are the lessons files for practice and study.
LEVEL: late intermediate to advanced