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Roger Bruce is a waste of space

The budding anthropologist in me (with no thanks to Dr. Brennan) says — here’s a fine specimen of the infamously dry British humour:

Thanks to Deep Purple YouTube channel for this gem.



23 Comments to “Roger Bruce is a waste of space”:

  1. 1
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Very funny.!

  2. 2
    Andy says:

    Funny…Glad you guys can still have a laugh, Ian Paice…Come out your shell next time…Good on ya mate.. Cheers from down under…

  3. 3
    Catrin says:

    Errr, doesen’t he say _Bruce_ is a waste of space? 😉

  4. 4
    mtfirn says:

    verry funny

  5. 5
    Roberto says:

    this is from the dvd accesses all areas…an old but still appreciate one…

  6. 6
    The Holy Chair says:

    I dont want to spoil the mood but I clearly heard :

    ” Bruce is a waste of space.”

  7. 7
    COCOBEACHSILVERSTRATSURFER says:

    ROGER DONT WASTE SPACE AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ~ STS SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH THE GIANT ORANGE HOTDOG {LIQUID FUELTANK} LOOKLIKE HOTDOG PAICEY EAT AT SOCCER MATCH 1985 DP PROGRAM PIC} & 2 WHITESNAKE SRB SOLID ROCKET BOOSTERS = ANNOUNCER SAYS ” ~5~4~3~2~1 LAUNCH !!!!!!!! & ROGER ROLL!!!!!!! ” 4real named after GLOVER {DP STILL ON A ROLL!!!!!!!!} ~ STS ROLLS ~ so they can see atlantic ocean maybe ~ SEE RITCHIE CANDANCE YO HO HO on secret voyage pirate ship!!!!!!!!! OUR & YOUR VERY LAST STS LAUNCH ~ JULY 8 FY 2011 ENJOY SUPER *********& EVERY TIME I MEET NOBLE KNAVES & MERRY MINSTRALS & LORDS & MAID MARIONS HERE I ALLWAYS PROMISE YALL I SHALL INDEED HEAR HEAR TAKE TONY BLAIR TO MARS WITH ME!!!!!!!!! HEY I LIKE HIM HE LOOKS LIKE ERIC IDLE MONTY PYTHON ^^^^^^^^^^^ DO YALL THINK I GOT A CHANCE TO MARRY PRINCESS BEATRICE ? I LOVE HER FANCY HAT !!!!!!!!!! SHES A HEAVEN MACHINE SHES GOT EVERYTHING !!!!!!!!!!! ZOUNDS FORSOOTH BLIMEY WE WANNA SEE ROGER & DP IN ALL PIRATES MOVIES WITH KIETH LOOKIN COOL WITH BEARD JOLLY ~ POLLY PARROT ” RAWK ” ^^^^^ =FIND ME TREASURE MY OLE CAR ENGINE I RACED ON TOOOOO THE GROUUU WO WO WO WO WOOOOUND ********** ITS A HEAVEN MACHINE ~ MAYBE WAS HEY IT AINT WASTE SPACE COZ I LUV IT ~ PRINCESS WOULD GIT MORE FIRED UP IN A CHARTREUSE MAZERATTI VROOM VROOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. 8
    Nick Soveiko says:

    @3 and @6: you’re absolutely right. my apologies to Bruce.

  9. 9
    HZ says:

    Bruce is DP, not Ritchie, not Jon, not anyone – it’s Bruce… He’s so important to the band, his creativity, etc.

    😛

  10. 10
    dave_wallis says:

    Yeah, old clip, 2003 if I remember well. Still, pretty funny.

  11. 11
    Larry R. Toering says:

    This is great, thanks Nick, might have missed it otherwise.

  12. 12
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Actually, I have to agree with Paicey. New management would be a great last ditch effort for Purple. Time to clean out the House of Payne….

    Cheers

  13. 13
    al says:

    Still waiting for the new album though……somebody knows something ? any news ?

  14. 14
    Bilceno says:

    #7 is trippin out hard

  15. 15
    The Holy Chair says:

    @ 8

    I just hope you did not have a Freudian slip.

  16. 16
    Randy says:

    Ian said “Bruce is a waste of space – sober!” Very funny.

  17. 17
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    This Management/Promotion issue drives me ‘Bananas’. It’s like the song from the album. “I’m going back there again…Back, back, back to the House of Payne”……

    Man, Sometimes I Feel Like Screamin’.
    Get rid of the Dead weight. Renew your management before the next album and tour. Hire a new crew. Get a better producer also. Roger himself after the show in Illinois stated blatantly that he was totally unhappy with the production of ROTD. We told him to do the next one. He doesn’t seem interested in doing that. Well, he needs to stand firm on replacing Bradford for the next record and at least oversee the task.

    Also, start taking advantage of the Cable Music oriented programs. Joe Bonamassa has been on 3 mainstream programs on Direct TV over just the past month. He is taking advantage of the media and it is bleeding over to BCC also. Even Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham are making appearances. When a new band such as BCC is more known than a staple long life band like Purple, someone is truly dropping the ball. The band rely entirely on their management for all things concerning album and tour promotion and scheduling. They are not getting their moneys worth nor their proper due in the spotlight.

    Cheers

  18. 18
    The Holy Chair says:

    Amazing, some think that the Purple geezers will live forever.
    \

  19. 19
    Black Sheep says:

    Tracy you have no idea what you are talking about.

    Why on earth would the crew need replacing?

    There is also no danger of Bradford producing the next album whatsoever, it’s not even a consideration. I personally think he did a great job on the production and keeping the band in check at what was a difficult time. He’s also a lovely bloke and is very popular amongst the Purple family.

  20. 20
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    I have no idea of what I am talking about????

    I have been following Deep Purple’s adventures almost since their conception. I have witnessed their lack of exposure and promotion throughout their existence. This management team has been detrimental to their popularity and lack thereof. Yeah, it’s a little late in the game at this point, but I still would love to see them clear out the House of Payne and find an aggressive promotion team to carry them through the final countdown. There is so much that could be done, while nothing is actually happening. A truly lackluster management team led by that Payne in the Arse.

    Cheers

  21. 21
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    As a matter of fact….You make a list and post it regarding what Payne and Co has done Right to promote this band since 1985, and I will double it with what he and Co hasn’t done. It’s a crying shame. This band has been Bamboozled.

    Perfect title for the next album…..if they Fire the present management team…

    Deep Purple “Bandboozled”

    Gotta love this…I’m calling Roger with this one….

    Cheers

  22. 22
    The Holy Chair says:

    What I dont understand is this :

    If Payne is so bad why do they stick on with him?

    Did they sign a strangle contract?

  23. 23
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    I don’t understand it either Chair. I guess the Band is satisfied with what he is doing. I guess Touring where they are popular without being pushed to the level they should be able to achieve is the ticket. But then there is the continued gripe that they are not known except for the 70’s…..(“MTV” from ROTD???).

    Oh well. I at least get to hear some great music either way. That other crap is their loss….

    Cheers

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