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Bill Bruford on TV

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Topic: Bill Bruford on TV
Posted By: Adams Bolero
Subject: Bill Bruford on TV
Date Posted: May 08 2010 at 10:23

According to his official website Bill will be featured on a 6 part BBC2 documentary called Im In a Rock n Roll Band! The third episode will focus on drummers and will air on Saturday May 15th.




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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: May 08 2010 at 11:49
"If" Bill Bruford "laid an egg it would roll down the back of the television set." Tongue

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Posted By: Tarquin Underspoon
Date Posted: May 08 2010 at 13:10
You don't stamp Bill Bruford "property of the zoo".

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Posted By: The-time-is-now
Date Posted: May 12 2010 at 14:11
Hope someone will give a summary.

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Posted By: Kojak
Date Posted: May 12 2010 at 16:20
They so far have done singers and guitarists in the series, the drummers episode should be amusing.  


Posted By: Adams Bolero
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 12:24
Very disappointing show. Bill was only seen a few times and it spent too much time on the usual suspects like Keith Moon and John Bonham.  
Here is Bill's opinion of the show:
http://www.billbruford.com/blog.asp?DoAction=ViewArticle&EntryID=189 - http://www.billbruford.com/blog.asp?DoAction=ViewArticle&EntryID=189


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 12:54
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

"If" Bill Bruford "laid an egg it would roll down the back of the television set." Tongue
Let's hope he doesn't explode.


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Posted By: Lizzy
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 13:07
Originally posted by Adams Bolero Adams Bolero wrote:

Very disappointing show. Bill was only seen a few times and it spent too much time on the usual suspects like Keith Moon and John Bonham.  
Here is Bill's opinion of the show:
http://www.billbruford.com/blog.asp?DoAction=ViewArticle&EntryID=189 - http://www.billbruford.com/blog.asp?DoAction=ViewArticle&EntryID=189

I actually found it more entertaining than the singer and guitarist episodes. It had a bit of Bill, a bit of Roger Taylor and a bit more of Carl Palmer. You can't blame the BBC people for focusing more on Moon and Bonham, because after all, they are still cited by almost every durmmer out there as their influence or among the influences and the public they're addressing to is not composed necessarily of prog fans. It is worth watching the show simply for Bill's remark regarding Keith and John's deaths (if you can't skip directly to that part). The man's awesome (as per usual).


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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 14:29
Tommy lee got a little too much air time, imo, although I cant fault his showmanship. Just sad he's in such an awful band!

The show focussed on the usual suspects, but you'd expect that from the beeb. Many viewers wouldn't have known who Bruford or Palmer were. At least the beeb made a documentary about prog. That was pretty good.

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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 14:59
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Tommy lee got a little too much air time, imo, although I cant fault his showmanship. Just sad he's in such an awful band!

The show focussed on the usual suspects, but you'd expect that from the beeb. Many viewers wouldn't have known who Bruford or Palmer were. At least the beeb made a documentary about prog. That was pretty good.


Was it?

I seem to recall about 5 minutes on Punk and 2 solidly middle class men; John Peel and Charles Shaar Murray, mocking Prog audiences for being composed of...middle class boys.

If I remember correctly when I was at Grammar School the working class lads were into Metal and Prog and the Middle Class lads were in to Punk and Glam.

Anyway I digress. I'm glad Bruford was embarrassed about being associated with that programme, he should be.






Posted By: Adams Bolero
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 15:19
Originally posted by Tony R Tony R wrote:

Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Tommy lee got a little too much air time, imo, although I cant fault his showmanship. Just sad he's in such an awful band!

The show focussed on the usual suspects, but you'd expect that from the beeb. Many viewers wouldn't have known who Bruford or Palmer were. At least the beeb made a documentary about prog. That was pretty good.


Was it?

I seem to recall about 5 minutes on Punk and 2 solidly middle class men; John Peel and Charles Shaar Murray, mocking Prog audiences for being composed of...middle class boys.

If I remember correctly when I was at Grammar School the working class lads were into Metal and Prog and the Middle Class lads were in to Punk and Glam.

Anyway I digress. I'm glad Bruford was embarrassed about being associated with that programme, he should be.




I think your referring to a Documentary called Prog Rock Time shift. They also did a documentary called Prog Rock Britannia which was excellent and gave a very positive view on Prog Rock.



Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 15:22
Originally posted by Adams Bolero Adams Bolero wrote:

Originally posted by Tony R Tony R wrote:

Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Tommy lee got a little too much air time, imo, although I cant fault his showmanship. Just sad he's in such an awful band! The show focussed on the usual suspects, but you'd expect that from the beeb. Many viewers wouldn't have known who Bruford or Palmer were. At least the beeb made a documentary about prog. That was pretty good.
Was it?I seem to recall about 5 minutes on Punk and 2 solidly middle class men; John Peel and Charles Shaar Murray, mocking Prog audiences for being composed of...middle class boys.If I remember correctly when I was at Grammar School the working class lads were into Metal and Prog and the Middle Class lads were in to Punk and Glam.Anyway I digress. I'm glad Bruford was embarrassed about being associated with that programme, he should be.


<P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt" =Msonormal><FONT size=3 face=Calibri>I think your referring to a Documentary called Prog Rock Time shift. They also did a documentary called Prog Rock Britannia which was excellent and gave a very positive view on Prog Rock.



Yes, I was referring to Prog Rock Britannia.

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