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Bill Bruford

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And I like messing around in the engine room of music. Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.

— Bill Bruford

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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.

— Bill Bruford

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At the end of the whole day of working with people you want some privacy.

— Bill Bruford

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But what I think my emphasis is, is on the fact that I like music a lot.

— Bill Bruford

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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.

— Bill Bruford

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I didn't write any music at all, and then, I remember Jon Anderson being very insistent saying that there were two kinds of musicians: the ones who wrote music and the ones who didn't.

— Bill Bruford

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I do remember the whole thing as being very argumentative, hot blooded... a permanent state of friction between Jon and Chris, Chris and me, me and Jon.

— Bill Bruford

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I don't really remember a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n' roll, really.

— Bill Bruford

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I have been steadily exchanging a rock audience who were nervous about what they had just bought for a jazz audience who not only were happy with their purchase, but are increasingly coming again.

— Bill Bruford

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So I have the classic amateur's technique; I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.

— Bill Bruford

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Bruford's pre-Yes bands included The Breed (1966–67) a Sevenoaks-based r'n'b/soul band which included future Flash bassist Ray Bennett future Canned Rock singer/guitarist Doug Kennard and guitarist Stu Murray (since Bruford was at boarding school and not available for all gigs the band occasionally used another drummer Pete Skinner and sometimes both) a short-lived band named The Noise (1967) with whom he gigged in Italy and Savoy Brown (1968) his first professional engagement - which lasted all of three gigs. William Scott "Bill" Bruford (born 17 May 1949 in Sevenoaks Kent) is an English drummer percussionist composer producer and record label owner. !".

He had success in the early seventies during his time with Yes playing on their first five albums including the LPs The Yes Album Fragile and Close to the Edge. He left Yes in 1972 returning briefly for the Union album which was released in 1991. He began playing the drums when he was thirteen and was influenced by jazz drumming which manifested itself on early Yes albums and remained an influence on his style throughout his career.

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