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Missing Persons: Rhyme & Reason

Album Notes

Producers: Terry Bozzio, Bruce Swedien, Missing Persons.

Includes liner notes by Ken Sharp.

Missing Persons were already a bankable commodity in new wave circles when their second recording hit the racks. Unfortunately, the public turned a deaf ear, in effect ignoring what was an immeasurably more polished effort. Although Dale Bozzio's shrill falsetto had to compete with her nutty hairdo for the spotlight, she adapted a more controlled singing style that lends these ingratiating pop creations real staying power.

And the band, which couldn't be tighter, combined its talents so smoothly that it's practically criminal RHYME AND REASON died such an early death. Now resurrected on immortal CD, you can get walloped once again by Terry Bozzio's arch drumming and Warren Cuccurullo's laser-beam guitars. The pure electro-pop of "If Only for the Moment" and the stiletto-blade sharpness of "The Closer That You Get" glisten like new. Ignored upon release and relegated to years of missing-in-action status, RHYME AND REASON is finally back.



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