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Dance with the Devil (instrumental)

"Dance with the Devil" is a solo drum instrumental by Cozy Powell based on the song "Third Stone from the Sun" by Jimi Hendrix. It reached No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1974.[2] It was recorded as Cozy Powell's session work for RAK was taking off, and as his band Bedlam was finishing. The bass player on the track is Suzi Quatro.

"Dance with the Devil"
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Single by Cozy Powell
B-side"And Then There Was Skin"
Format7" single
GenreGlam rock
Progressive rock
LabelRak (UK)
Chrysalis (US)
Songwriter(s)Phil Dennys & Michael Hayes (Mickie Most's birth name)[1]
Producer(s)Mickie Most[1]

The track was retitled "Dance with the Drums" for the South Africa release, and UK pressings issued for export to Denmark and Belgium came in picture sleeves, some on blue vinyl.

The song was later covered by drummer Mark Edwards (Steeler, Third Stage Alert, Lion) and released on his all-instrumental EP Code of Honor in 1985.

The song (and the background shouts) forms the basis for the intro of the song "Rasputin" and "Nightflight to Venus" by the group Boney M.


  1. ^ a b "Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil / And Then There Was Skin - RAK - UK - RAK 164". Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 432. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.