Bill Bruford (Yes/King Crimson) 1980 Interview
In this episode. We have one of prog rock's greatest drummers bill at the time of this interview in nineteen eighty. Broussard was thirty one years old and on tour with solo band supporting his album. Gradually going tornado in the interview buford talks about why he left. Yes how robert fricke try to cancel the king crimson. Nineteen seventy four central park concert and the advantage of making a name for himself and banned by yes genesis and king crimson as always we have music critic mark allen at the helm conducting the interview. One last thing before we get to the interview the tapes archive. Podcast is a proud member of cyrus media a global community connecting passionate fans with podcast and experiences about artists and topics loves. Thanks for tuning in. And now it's time to open the vault over. No i'm not gonna player stations here and i'll give you rush especially in that not many commercials. Well the recent that lies these senior can add vocals eventually note. 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Then it wasn't gonna be paid for by a five month job which was fine. I could stay. Probably but i had other plans so i think we used each other way. German ankles return for it. Because i was having or without america trying very hard to exist by five synthesizers to buy a hop hannah's to buy another tunes. It's europe is a very strong place to and we could pass numerical together for the good work here more or less decided book. America's favorite and no sheppard's son to healthy strict with north vessel for any given output the musical direction. You're likely to gain the speech. Must people. you'll disseminate music. Quickest efficiently probably followed by canada. I wasn't sure that he would be person. You would like to talk to as many as i liked to. I actually. I am doing this as a promotion exercise. There's no doubt about. I need you know with mike to rice about what it is. Because i'm interested in. It really wants to get it across that. It would be lovely day. 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He said that was the closest that i'm to being great. Since the first and like you said that the last king clinton in the i can principle the best. It was extremely good easy. You might like no one further anecdotes about that story. Which is the chinese absolute damnedest to cancel events about some sounds which inaudible kind of buzz to hear any sound system and said it was impossible for us to play and he was cut gerald and bullied threatened in two thousand people and he was just about dragged on student and now he will no doubt hail it is being here on the strongest span of did. He's a man of fiction on many levels and not least of which is that. That's enough the mandate about that greg. We really pavlik and blue myself. One of those great night's you believe you're strong as you are. I really enjoy that.