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Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More by Bill Bruford

Bill can certainly write– he counters heavy material with his signature brand of arrogant, sardonic humor, and often pokes When I bought this book, I was expecting it to be an amusing but forgettable account of Bill’s Bruford’s auhobiography.

This is just my view and I was clearly interested enough to finish the book so that says something, I suppose. The main problem is a couple of dead weight chapters at the beginning and a bit of bryford draggy ending.

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May 12, Joe Richards rated it really liked it. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bill Bruford. Is it difficult, with a family? See 1 question about Bill Bruford – The Autobiography….

Search Albums by title. Very English, very enjoyable. Gonzo Multimedia buy. Much of the book is given over to analysis of the musician and their role in modern culture in all aspects. Learn more and read our FAQ. It’s one of the few books in my collection whose words will stay with me long after it has been shelved away.


Do you like doing interviews? InBruford formed a duo with Swiss keyboardist and autobiograhy Yes member Patrick Moraz after he learned that Moraz was living close to him in Surrey.

The jazz-like nature of the book’s outline betrays a complexity of composition. Jul 25, Angelo De Vita rated it it was amazing.

Retrieved 19 April My advice to new listeners: It’s a fascinating insight into the industry, in bruofrd Bruford examines the mechanics of business and the nature of the relationships between performer, co-performer, audience, producer, manager and of course family.

Unlike many rock autobiographies, this bbruford appears to have an author who has both some skill at writing and some thoughts about the bigger picture of music. As it turns out, Bill is an outspoken and well-mannered English gentleman with a lot to say about music, life on the road and the changing seasons of pop, rock and jazz music. I suppose I would fall into the This book is excellent, but then, I am a drummer and I like prog-rock. If you can sleep at night, you shouldn’t be doing this anyway’.

Bruford is very much a thinking drummer, and this is a thoughtful autobiography. This move, from major to minor if you will, introduces a layer of unresolved tension to Bruford’s life story which makes the narrative arc quite unlike that of the standard celebrity biography.

Retrieved 30 October Archived from the original on 13 December InBruford formed his own band named Bruford.

So yes, he was a big influence in that way. Jazz Near You Partners. A great read for any music fan, but particularly if you’re into prog rock Bil, and the like. May 03, Eric Bittner rated it really liked it. Let’s hope he doesn’t retire from writing just yet.


As well as allowing him to tell his side of the story, his book serves as an extended resignation letter to the industry that has fed, fascinated and frustrated him for more than 40 years. This fault he readily admits and claims to have no interest in such details.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bruford began at the top, playing drums on million-selling albums and the world’s biggest stages with Yes, King Crimson and Genesis during the s.

Almost entirely instrumental, the album contains some spoken lines by Bruford during the introduction to “Fainting in Coils”. Bruford was attracted to the idea of recording on Montserrat as well as the opportunity to better finance Earthworks via the larger fees he’d command as an in-demand rock musicianand convinced Anderson to hire Tony Levin on bass for the project.

Book Excerpts The Royal Roost: Gonzo Multimedia buy. But the reader does. When I autobiograpgy this book, I was expecting it to be an amusing burford forgettable account of Bill’s Bruford’s life. This is not the story of that guy. Whether you’re a fan of his or know nothing about his life and work, you can appreciate this book if you truly love music.