A new web store has been launched focusing on Bill Bruford. The store, hosted via Burning Shed, includes hard-to-find albums and exclusively signed merchandise from the former drummer with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, UK and his own group Earthworks.
Among the more interesting musical offerings is the concert film Rock Goes To College, recorded in 1979 after Bruford and Allan Holdsworth’s stint in UK. Appearing at Oxford Polytechnic, the lineup also includes Jeff Berlin, Dave Stewart and Annette Peacock. Together, they perform tracks from Bruford’s Feels Good To Me and One Of A Kind projects.
Then there’s The Bruford Tapes, an authorized bootleg of songs recorded during a live radio show in 1979, which is also available as an autographed item. Fans will also find Bruford’s personal drumstick line, from Promark — some of which are signed — and his autobiography.
The webstore is at https://www.burningshed.com/store/billbruford/
Bruford, who retired in 2009, appeared on every Yes album from its 1969 self-titled debut through 1973′s Yessongs. He then joined Crimson for 1973′s Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, and continued with the band through the mid-1990s — a period that included memorable recordings from Starless and Bible Black and Red through Discipline and Thrak.
He toured with Genesis in 1976, appearing on the live document Seconds Out, and was drummer on UK’s acclaimed eponymous 1978 debut recording, as well. Bruford returned for Yes’ 1991 Union, and was a part of a large amalgam of Yes alumni called Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, as well.