Missing Persons was an American band who played a blend of New Wave music and electronic pop rock. The band was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles by guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, vocalist Dale Bozzio, and drummer Terry Bozzio. They went on to add bassist Patrick O'Hearn and keyboardist Chuck Wild. Dale's quirky voice and heavy makeup made the band a favorite on MTV in the early 1980s.
Dale and Terry Bozzio met and married while working with Frank Zappa, and Cuccurullo encountered the pair while contributing to the Zappa album Joe's Garage. O'Hearn was also a former member of Zappa's touring band.
In 1980 the band made its first record, a 4-song EP entitled Missing Persons, in Zappa's brand-new UMRK studios; the recording was financed by Cuccurullo's father. The band toured, promoted the EP, appeared in the movie Lunch Wagon, and became a must-see band among the L.A. live music crowd. "Mental Hopscotch" was a #1 record on local radio station KROQ, and the self-promoted EP ended up selling 7...
Track listing: Destination Unknown (TV Mania remix)Walking in LA (feat. Sen Dog)Words (Julian Beeston remix)I Like Boys (Sheep on Drugs remix)Windows (Pistel remix)Here & Now (Astralasia remix)Walking in LA (KMFDM remix)Destination Unknown (The Mission UK remix)Words (Interface remix)Mental Hoscotch (Kevin Haskins remix)No Way Out (Decoding Jesus remix)Action Reaction (Anthony Rasta remix)Walking in LA (Transmutator vs. Razed in Black)Mental Hopscotch (Inertia Digital Move remix)