Dance With The Devil

Album: Top of the Pops: Seventies (1973)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • Not to be confused with any song of the same name, this Cozy Powell drum solo is said to be based loosely on the Hendrix track "Third Stone From The Sun", in spite of the obvious tempo difference. Co-written in 4/4 time by Michael Hayes and keyboard player/arranger Phil Dennys, it was produced by Mickie Most, and released on the RAK and Eletrola labels in 1973 backed by "And Then There Was Skin."
  • Running to 3 minutes 37 seconds, this was issued in both 7 inch and 12 inch formats, and was one of the few instrumentals to make the UK top ten. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 10th 1974, "Dance with the Devil" by Cozy Powell entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #89; and six weeks later on April 21st, 1974 it peaked at #49 {for 1 week} and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    Was the drummer with the Jeff Beck Group from April 1970 to July 1972...
    Cozy Powell, born Colin Flooks, passed away on April 5th, 1998 at the young age of 50 {auto accident}...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThe drum introduction was reprised in the long version of Rasputin by Boney M... :-0
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