Quotes by Bill Bruford

Bill Bruford

English drummer, composer and producer

Alive from: 1949-

Category: Music | Movie

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    And I like messing around in the engine room of music. Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.
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    And we'd drink huge amounts of scotch and coke, which is a ghastly sweet drink... And now people don't drink nearly as much, for good reason. We're all a little wiser.
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    Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention.
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    If I was hearing something I couldn't do, I would figure out how to do it.
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    If it's fast, no I don't have enough piano technique. In that case, it's probably been done on some kind of synthesizer or sequencer. Then the score can then be printed out and so forth.
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    My harmony is passable but is usually made more eloquent at the hands of Steve Hamilton.
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    Plus I am being hounded by all the fabulous new drummers, Bill Stewart at the head of the pack.
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    So I have the classic amateur's technique; I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.
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    The best practice you can get is on the bandstand, but in between gigs I feel I have to stay in shape.
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    This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style; you have to work around your weaknesses.
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    We all lived in the same house, or most of us did. And as far as I can make out we were confined to the property, because at twenty-four hours' notice we'd have to do a gig somewhere. So you couldn't leave the building for more than twelve hours in case a gig came through.
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    We were from totally different social backgrounds. This is what is very hard for an American to understand, but we could have been five guys from Mars.
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    Whatever I have come to offer, I have come to offer and it may or may not be connected to anything that has happened in the past.
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