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“Different people had been in UK, but this album has the line-up that people seem to talk about the most: Eddie Jobson, John Wetton and, of course, Terry Bozzio on drums. It’s all super-charged, super-progressive and utterly mind-blowing.
The song Caesar’s Palace Blues is probably the most well known on the record. It’s Terry getting to do his thing. I’m sure it was many people’s first exposure to him, even though he had played with Zappa and the Brecker Brothers before this.
“The song Presto Vivace is about a minute long, and it’s a masterpiece. It sounds like every bar is a different time signature. I never figured out how to play it – I didn’t even try. It’s one of those tracks that made me say, ‘Wow! This is the highest level of musicianship.’
“There’s lots of odd times on this record, and what I like about it is it all makes sense. Some bands play in odd times, and it’s like they’re trying too hard to be clever – the music is confusing. It’s better when the riffs and the music just flows, like it does here.”