“Oh, man! Terry Bozzio’s playing here is, to me, the most artistic use of the drum set and drum sounds. For me, this will always be number one, right there.
“Just the way that the different hi-hats and stacked cymbals were used and the amount with which they decayed – it’s unbelievable. There’s a song called Rendezvous 6.02, and to this day I can’t escape how it affected the way I construct drum parts.
One other thing about this record: Caesar’s Palace Blues gave me my first reason to practice hitting single strokes on the kick drums. Before that, when I was 16, I was double strokes and double-stroke rolls on Yellowjacket pedals. That’s how I made bass drums sound fast. But hearing Terry Bozzio on Caesar’s Palace Blues changed the way I played. It was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I have to pound my legs up! I can’t do that.’”