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Poll Question: Best Works Bill Appears On?
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    Posted: November 25 2010 at 13:15

What pair of albums do you consider to be the best output by Bill Bruford? The two from Yes or the two from King Crimson? You decide.

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Has to be Crimson, I think Bruford comes into his own on these as well as develops his style more completely.  I also think Bruford found Crimson to be more of a 'challenge' at the time, although he probably has a different viewpoint now - but I stand to be corrected.
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Deffinitely the Crimson stuff, as good as his work with Yes was.
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The Yes stuff was good, but Bill really seemed to find his element with KC.
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Fragile/Close to the Edge
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Bruford served his apprenticeship with Yes. He was born to play with Crimson, and Red is his most incredible career performance.


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This is hard. But I first got to know and love BB because of the things he did on those two Yes albums, so I decided to vote for them. His drumming on "South Side of the Sky", "Heart of the Sunrise" (especially during Chris's fat, slow and repetitive bass riff) and "Close to the Edge" (especially during the finale) is still unmatched, in my view.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thehallway Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2010 at 15:41
Should be LTiA with Starless and Bible Black really... which may even it out more


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His Crimson work,followed by his solo albums.
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Even though Yes is my favorite band, I choose KC, because I think that at KC Bruford had more room to develop himself.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2010 at 20:44
Originally posted by crimhead

His Crimson work,followed by his solo albums.

One Of A Kind is, well, you know...
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Although I prefer Yes, I have to say that Bill really blossomed with KC
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I understand the question to be which pair of albums Bill appears on is your favorite, rather than in which pair of albums do you think Bill played better... so my answer has to be the Yes pair, by far I prefer thos two albums... the only Crimson album I can match to those two is the debut.
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I had to go with his Yes stuff, but this was a really tough poll.  Props...Tongue


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2010 at 01:44
Easy choice. Crimsonian Bill´s drumming is concededly more technical, colourful and imaginative than his Yesian drumming. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2010 at 01:49
Red is one my favourite albums from a drumming perspective. Love the earthy feel. Fragile and Close To The Edge are brilliant ensemble albums that Bill is a big part of.
(voted Red)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote friso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2010 at 02:57
I dislike his drumming in both bands. Never understood why his clumsy sound is so attractive for many people.
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KC stuff for me.
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I love Bill Brufords drumming, no matter in which band he plays. Tongue
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