Bruford - Rock Goes to College (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-BBWF 009 CD
This is the soundtrack to a TV broadcast that was the second of only two performances that this version of the band (including Annette) made(!!) at Oxford Polytechnic, England, on March 7th 1979. Performed by Allan Holdsworth-guitar, Dave Stewart-keyboards, Jeff Berlin-bass and Bill Bruford-drums, with wonderful singer Annette Peacock guesting on a couple of tracks, this is 8 songs/43 minutes long, taken from Feels Good To Me and One of a Kind.
For my money, Bruford were one of the very last of the great 70s jazz/rock bands, and man!, they were great. Recommended!

“Back in 1977, A consumated myth, Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson), released his first solo album "FEELS GOOD TO ME" (1977) with the participation of great keyboardist Dave Stewart, a relative unknown American bass player Jeff Berlin; and the growing myth Allan Holdsworth.
Before this, Bruford and Holdsworth literally filled every room beyond expectations in the bands they were in.
In this recorded concert, BBC ROCK GOES TO COLLEGE (1979), the sonic approaches of the music with Jazzy fills or Hard Rock accents, the up tempo rhythms with outrageous musical modulations or the bitonal combinations with the odd key changes that these young four musicians got in the studio with the participation of poet singer Annette Peacock in 1977, were what they actually achieve: an explosive tasty balanced fusion. And that's exactly what you shall get for in this emotive amazing live BBC concert of the first lineup of the Bruford band. But be careful! Maybe the neophyte, the new listener, will have the risky temptation to dislike or patronize the Peacock performance, but as Bill Bruford at the inside CD booklet specifies:
"And then there was Annette. Chanteuse, poet, rapper, jazz musician, pianist-somewhere in there was the estrogen that this testoterone-fuelled group desperately needed for balance... her contribution is provocative, unsettling and on the edge; my only regret is that we didn't work together longer and explore further.’"
  • LabelWinterfold
  • UPC604388685127
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