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The Black Page

A video of Terry Bozzio playing The Black Page, a notorious drum-laden piece of music by Frank Zappa. Stunt guitarist Steve Vai got his start working for Zappa by transcribing this piece and sending it in to Zappa. Frank was quite impressed.

I always thought this was called 'the Black Page' because, properly written with all the notes and indications, there wouldn't be much white left on the page.


You think that's crazy? Check out the setup of Bozzio's 'contraption':



Top that, Dean Esmay.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 7 September 2006 01:52 AM

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I first heard Bozzio on his album with Levin and Stevens... for some video of Brizzion and that drum set in action, hit this link:

http://www.ilrosso.it/video/Terrybozzio.mov

QuickTime, natch...

Posted by: Mr. Michael at September 7, 2006 10:25 PM

Ken, You've got stink foot darlin. Stink foot.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at September 9, 2006 07:45 PM

What, does my stink foot put a hurt on your nose??

Posted by: Ken McCracken at September 10, 2006 04:22 AM

Ken... How old are you? Zappa is from my era. Especially Stink foot, darlin.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at September 10, 2006 12:24 PM

Old enough to have seen him in concert, if that tells you anything.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at September 10, 2006 04:47 PM

I saw him once, in Champaign. I also met Dweezil and got his autograph on an album. That's an actual record album.

Posted by: Chris at September 11, 2006 06:00 AM