The Bruford Tapes
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||Hell's Bells (Live)||Bill Bruford||4:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sample and Hold (Live)||Bill Bruford||6:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Fainting In Coils (Live)||Bill Bruford||7:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Travels With Myself - And Someone Else (Live)||Bill Bruford||4:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Beelzebub (Live)||Bill Bruford||3:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Sahara of Snow, Pt. 1 (Live)||Bill Bruford||5:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Sahara of Snow, Pt. 2 (Live)||Bill Bruford||3:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||One of a Kind, Pt. 2 (Live)||Bill Bruford||8:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Five G (Live)||Bill Bruford||2:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
A live N.Y.C. radio broadcast by Bill Bruford and his band in July 1979, The Bruford Tapes features material from his Feels Good to Me and One of a Kind albums. Although the mix is shaky, the playing is not. Bruford rules the roost with his inimitable "pong" rim-shot sound and droll stage patter, and Dave Stewart's keyboards especially benefit from a heavier, slightly overdriven stage sound. Stewart gets "Hell's Bells" off to a rousing start, and his piano and Hammond sounds nicely embellish "Fainting in Coils"; not to be outdone, Jeff Berlin blazes across "Five G" with some wonderfully frenetic bass playing. This is one of the best Bruford albums of this period; those who found the studio releases of these songs to be too cold will be won over by the improvisational intensity of this live show.
Born: May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s