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Budgie

Often thought of as a cross between Black Sabbath (due to their plodding, molten-heavy riffs) and Rush (due to their singer's high-pitched, Geddy Lee-esque wail), the somewhat obscure British metal outfit Budgie has influenced countless outfits, despite enduring countless lineup shifts throughout their history. The group originally formed in 1967 in Cardiff, Wales, comprised of members Burke Shelley (vocals, bass), Tony Bourge (guitar), and Raymond Phillips (drums), and by the early '70s, they'd inked a deal with MCA Records. This early lineup remains Budgie's most definitive, due to the fact that it spawned three of the group's finest albums -- 1971's self-titled debut, 1972's Squawk, and 1973's Never Turn Your Back on a Friend -- while the group's quirky song titles became somewhat of a trademark for the trio (such ditties as "Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman," "Hot as a Docker's Armpit," "In the Grip of a Tyrefitter's Hand," and "You're the Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk"). For fans of early Sabbath, the aforementioned three discs are a must-have.

Despite building a sizeable following in their homeland (while never breaking out of cult status stateside), Phillips left the group prior to their fourth album, 1974's In for the Kill!, replaced by newcomer Pete Boot, which would in turn set off a flurry of steady lineup changes over the years for the group (the only constant Budgie member from the beginning was Shelley). Further releases were issued throughout the '70s, including 1975's Bandolier, 1976's If I Were Brittania I'd Wave the Rules, and 1978's Impeckable, but each appeared to be less inspired than its predecessor. With the emergence of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, etc.), interest in Budgie appeared to be rekindled once more in England, as Budgie headlined the Reading Festival in 1980 and 1982, in addition to issuing such albums as 1980's If Swallowed Do Not Induce Vomit and Power Supply, 1981's Nightflight, and 1982's Deliver Us from Evil.

Shelley and company would remain together for a few more years before splitting up quietly by the mid-'80s (ex-members Bourge and Phillips would unite in a new group called Tredegar, issuing a lone self-titled release in 1985). But almost as soon as they disbanded, several high-profile groups began covering Budgie classics, including Metallica ("Crash Course in Brain Surgery" and "Breadfan"), Iron Maiden ("I Can't See My Feelings"), and Soundgarden ("Homicidal Suicidal"), while back in their early club days Van Halen was known to cover the title track from In for the Kill! Budgie reunited for sporadic live gigs throughout the '90s (while past members formed the similarly styled outfits Six Ton Budgie and Boot66), resulting in several archival collections being issued: the best-of compilations An Ecstasy of Fumbling: The Definitive Anthology (a double-disc set) and Best of Budgie (a single disc), as well as the live sets Heavier Than Air: Live on the BBC and We Came We Saw (the latter of which featured selections from both of their Reading Festival appearances in the early '80s). ~ Greg Prato, Rovi
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Thanks to Budgie I am in the grip of the tyre fitter's hand!
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fossil51
re-united with budgie after forty years fantastic stuff
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All hail the mighty BUDGIE!
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Like to hear Black Velvet Stallion. Pandora.
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milosdad
As I get older, I listen to some of the deeper cuts on their records. While I've always felt they were a heavy influence on metal, it is more apparent to me now. I Turn to Stone is a perfect example. Even though the song is very melodic and can be labeled as mellow, it has some pretty heavy riffs.
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Budgie Brothers El Paso Tx.
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I bought my first album from an El Paso Tx record shop on Mesa Dr. 1974
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Mr. Joe Anthony
The God Father of Rock N Roll
In San Antonio Tx. 78210
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milosdad
To belindardz67 , yes I do mean Joe Anthony the Godfather of Rock n Roll. Can't forget Lou Roney either.
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MetallicA shoulda covered this one
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Very cool
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Rock~N~Roll will never die!
I have every one of their CD'S
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Was introduced to them in High school in 1978. Just re-visited them last week. Still amazing. I clearly ad good taste in my teens! :P I just wish Spotify had them on their catalogue in New Zealand :(
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Heavy. Well written. Catchy. Underrated.
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Never heard of them until Pandora. Thank you!
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milosdad
Leave it to Budgie to bring out all the San Antonio rock n roll fans. Here's to the Godfather and Lou Roney.
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where's power supply ?
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Ah! The seventies the decade of real uncompromisi n g rock and roll.
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Want to know why Pandora is finally updating their Metal genres after 6 years?
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armando.garz a 8
Saw them at Sunken Gardens in SA in 2005? Awesome show with Moxie and Leggs Diamond singer. I thought it was raining, but realized people were throwing beer all over - crazy.
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etiserna
Joe anthony the godfather of rock n roll deserves a lot of how we heard budgies albums.
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etiserna
Budgie rocks out anytime.
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to:milosdad, do u mean JOE ANTHENY, from back in the early days in SAN ANTOINO, TX , 70s& 80s he was truly the godfather of rocknroll DJ's
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Come back to SA PLEASE!
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First heard them in 71' and was blown away hearing Sqwack
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S**t Blue Cheer Mountain and Budgie all in a 20 min span i'm in stoner, sludge, doom paradise then Black Sabbath to round this s**t out. .good s**t..
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milosdad
Worked at 99.5 with Joe. He truly was the Godfather of rock n roll. So many bands would not have been exposed to fans had he not played them and recommended them to other program directors. Check the thank you's on early records by Triumph, Rush, Scorpions Legs Diamond WASP and many many more. Budgie? One of the most under appreciated bands in history. Very few people know them and the influence they have had.
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Listening to budgie for over 40 years. They still give me goosebums !
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Love Sky High Percentage
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juanorvelma
budgie isone san antonios favorite bands thanks to joe anthony of 99.5 kiss.
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Love Sky High Percentage
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milosdad
Great band. Saw them several times in the 70's. Still listen to them today and they sound just as fresh to me.
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Budgie is the Best!
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An instant favorite
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danibivens
MY SIS DENISE AVILA AN MYSELF SAW BUDGIE SAN ANTONIO TX 1977.FIRME. SOUTHSIDE CARDINALS
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Whoever compares Budgie to Led is dead wrong- Zep sucks a**, Budgie has TALENT!!.
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kvons1
Never heard of them except on Pandora. Hammer & Tongs---has a definite Led Zep Dazed and Confused connection-- - - - n o t bad though.
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budgie was out b4 rush. So this is probably where Geddy lee got his vocal sound.
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Bu,bu, Budgie!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! In the grip of a tyre-fitters hand~!!!!!!! !
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Check out Nude Disintegrati n g Parachutist Woman on their first album !!!!
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got all lp's plus new one were all livin in cuckoovill? dont have it near me at the moment but it rocks!
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rock on....someho w I always came back to this band, and in the same period there was Rick Derringer, and Argent. Awesome stuff that broke ground at the time. Still rocks, and I'm enjoying listening to it via Pandora now. Thanks.
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when budgie was i san anto. tx they kick a**
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granderlawns
A true,origina l HARD ROCK band! Wish they were still touring.Long Live Budgie!
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cybercy_2000
I've owned every album they put out. It has been a while since I've heard them. It still rocks. And they were killer in concert!
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THEY ROCK....LONG LIVE BUDGIE
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kdwise0
listened to them alot when i was younger, first record i got was bandolier, then in for the kill. still like Napoleon Bona Part I & II, and in the grip of a tyrefitters hand best, but its all good
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Get on the bandwagon ya all...ya got to discover these guys....supe r - d u p e r . . . . . i was definitely around way back then, but, for some reason, these guys never came to my attention... w h a t a pity....just another shot in the arm from listenin to pandora....t h k ' s
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HEAVY STUFF FOR BACK IN THE DAY!
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