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Budgie (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by LG, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    Here's another band that was important in the early development of heavy metal music, Budgie a power trio from Cardiff Wales that never got the attention of Sabbath and Zeppelin, but boy can these three guys play. If you're not familiar with them you are in for a pleasant surprise.

    Official Website

    Albums:

    1971 Budgie
    1972 Squawk
    1973 Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
    1974 In For The Kill
    1975 Bandolier
    1976 If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules
    1978 Impeckable
    1980 Power Supply
    1981 Nightflight
    1982 Deliver Us From Evil
    2006 You're All Living in Cuckooland


    Burke Shelley - Bass and Vocals
    Tony Bourge - Guitar
    Raymond Phillips - Drums

    Here's Homicidal, Suicidal considered an early heavy metal classic, off their 1971 self titled debut.



    I always loved this cover, such a contrast to what awaits you.:D

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    Re: Budgie

    I've not heard of Budgie until recently .. If nothing else, I love their album covers ...

    I have been checking my local used record shop but nothing so far...
     
  3. LG

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    I'm not sure you would like the music Flower, unless you like Sabbath etc. Yeah they are hard to find for sure, if nothing else you can download the cover and print it as a poster.;)
     
  4. Magic

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    Re: Budgie

    They are pretty decent. I have the Bandolier album from 1975.

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    This group reminds me of Free or Uriah Heep. I like the music, but I am not thrilled with the vocalist. His voice just seems out of place, he does a much better job with the slower songs..He sounds female :D

    I really like this song from the Bandolier album, but couldn't find a decent video so you will have to click this link to hear it:

    Napoleon Bona parts 1 & 2
     
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  5. LG

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    He's been described as a cross between Robert Plant's style with Geddy Lee's voice, but I don't mind his vocals.

    I have that one the debut and two others Magic, like Flower I think the cover art is pretty cool.
     
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    He doesn't even resemble Geddy Lee at all, IMO. He sounds more like David Byron from Uriah Heep, to me anyways.
     
  7. Slip'nn2Darkness

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    Re: Budgie

    I only have this album by them.. And I forget just how I came across the band.. It was way back in the late 70's I know that.
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    My Favorites from the LP are

    Melt the ice away
    All at sea (Nice Ballad)
    Removed dead video
    I'm a Faker too.
    Don't delute the water..

    Wow!! I looked it up on Amazon and a New copy starts at $102.95 Used $64.95:bonk:

    I like the way Burke Shelly sings.. Or I should say.. His voice works with this style of music..:grinthumb
     
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    Re: Budgie

    Pretty good band. Have Power supply and in for the kill I think... Laying around here somewhere... For some reason I burned those to disk and removed them from computer... I think they were for a friend but I never gave them and now I listen to them myself. :D
     
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    Impeckable & Bandolier are my two favorites from Budgie!!

    I still remember back in 82-83 driving around in my buddy Ray's camaro blasting this over & over.

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    Nice to see some love for Budgie in here...and here I thought this one Might slip past MP unnoticed...:heheh:
     

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