BUDGIE

Hard Rock / Heavy Metal • United Kingdom
MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
BUDGIE picture
Budgie is a Welsh hard rock, heavy metal band from Cardiff. They are described by author Gary Sharpe-Young as one of the earliest heavy metal bands and a seminal influence to many acts of that scene, with fast, heavy rock (an influence on the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and acts such as Metallica) being played as early as 1971. The band has been noted as among the heaviest metal of its day. Notable Budgie songs include Breadfan, Sky High Percentage, I Can't See My Feelings, Crash Course In Brain Surgery, Parents, I Turned To Stone and Napoleon Bona - Parts 1 & 2.

History

Budgie formed in 1967 in Cardiff, Wales under the name Hills Contemporary Grass. Their original line-up consisted of Burke Shelley on vocals and bass, Tony Bourge on guitar and vocals, and Ray Phillips on drums. After performing several gigs in 1968, the band changed their name
read more...
Thanks to Raff, Stooge, cannon, tupan, Lynx33, Unitron, 666sharon666 for the updates

BUDGIE Online Videos

See all BUDGIE videos

Buy BUDGIE music

Amazon (logo)
MCA Albums 1973-1975MCA Albums 1973-1975
Island 2016
$11.24
$17.05 (used)
If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the RulesIf I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules
Extra tracks · Remastered
Noteworthy Prod. Uk 2006
$14.79
$14.00 (used)
SquawkSquawk
Extra tracks · Remastered
Noteworthy Prod. Uk 2006
$14.79
$14.78 (used)
BudgieBudgie
Extra tracks · Remastered
Noteworthy Prod. Uk 2007
$14.40
$10.40 (used)
Never Turn Your Back on a FriendNever Turn Your Back on a Friend
Extra tracks · Remastered
MSI:NOTEWORTHY 2006
$13.02
$15.99 (used)
The Best Of Budgie -  BudgieThe Best Of Budgie - Budgie
Extra tracks
spectrum 2016
$3.88
$2.65 (used)
If I Were BrittaniaIf I Were Brittania
Noteworthy 2015
$22.60
$21.66 (used)
In for the KillIn for the Kill
Extra tracks · Remastered
Noteworthy Prod. Uk 2007
$14.79
$14.78 (used)
ImpeckableImpeckable
Extra tracks
Ais 2010
$14.79
$14.78 (used)
BandolierBandolier
Noteworthy 2014
$24.71
$14.55 (used)
Showing 10 items only | Cache expiring in 65h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
BUDGIE ~ DELIVER US FROM EVIL ~1993 CD ~ REPERTOIRE RECORDS -REP 4335 WZ *RARE* BUDGIE ~ DELIVER US FROM EVIL ~1993 CD ~ REPERTOIRE RECORDS -REP 4335 WZ *RARE* USD $19.82 (0 bids)
1h 44m
Budgie ‎– Never Turn Your Back On A Friend  CD NEW Budgie ‎– Never Turn Your Back On A Friend CD NEW USD $10.99 Buy It Now 2h 6m
1982 HEAVY METAL HEROES Brazilian Comp w/ UFO, Budgie, Hawkwind, Scorpions KBD 1982 HEAVY METAL HEROES Brazilian Comp w/ UFO, Budgie, Hawkwind, Scorpions KBD USD $19.99 (0 bids)
2h 9m
The Creatures - Wild Things EP - Double 7 The Creatures - Wild Things EP - Double 7" vinyl (Siouxsie / Budgie / Banshees) USD $9.25 (0 bids)
4h
OZZY OSBOURNE Randy Rhodes Budgie 1982 London Gig Flyer OZZY OSBOURNE Randy Rhodes Budgie 1982 London Gig Flyer USD $26.43 (0 bids)
4h
Budgie - Best of Budgie - CD - New Budgie - Best of Budgie - CD - New USD $8.47 Buy It Now 6h
Budgie ‎Bandolier CD Trio Rock/Metal Yes/Rush Tony Bourge Burke Shelley + Video Budgie ‎Bandolier CD Trio Rock/Metal Yes/Rush Tony Bourge Burke Shelley + Video USD $19.95 Buy It Now 8h
Rush - Exit Stage Left CD 80s West German press dream theater metallica budgie Rush - Exit Stage Left CD 80s West German press dream theater metallica budgie USD $13.99 Buy It Now 11h
Budgie CD - if I Were Brittania Waive the Rules/Repertoire Repro 4372-WZ in Mint Budgie CD - if I Were Brittania Waive the Rules/Repertoire Repro 4372-WZ in Mint USD $22.54 Buy It Now 14h
BUDGIE IN FOR THE KILL / JAPAN BUDGIE IN FOR THE KILL / JAPAN USD $99.99 Buy It Now 14h
BUDGIE - IMPECKABLE RARE CD (+ 3 BONUSTRACKS) Jewel Case+GIFT Rock BUDGIE - IMPECKABLE RARE CD (+ 3 BONUSTRACKS) Jewel Case+GIFT Rock USD $14.95 Buy It Now 15h
READING ROCK VOLUME ONE - 1982 DOUBLE LP - BUDGIE,UFO,WHITESNAKE,TWISTED SISTER READING ROCK VOLUME ONE - 1982 DOUBLE LP - BUDGIE,UFO,WHITESNAKE,TWISTED SISTER USD $10.58 Buy It Now 16h
BUDGIE+Never Back On Friend+POSTER+AD+RARE ORIGINAL 1973+FRAMED+FAST GLOBAL SHIP BUDGIE+Never Back On Friend+POSTER+AD+RARE ORIGINAL 1973+FRAMED+FAST GLOBAL SHIP USD $105.69 Buy It Now 16h
BUDGIE+Impeckable+TOUR+POSTER AD+RARE ORIGINAL+1978+FRAMED+EXPRESS GLOBAL SHIP BUDGIE+Impeckable+TOUR+POSTER AD+RARE ORIGINAL+1978+FRAMED+EXPRESS GLOBAL SHIP USD $92.47 Buy It Now 16h
Budge [VINYL] Budgie Vinyl Budge [VINYL] Budgie Vinyl USD $38.72 Buy It Now 16h
Budgie - The Best Of Budgie [CD] Budgie - The Best Of Budgie [CD] USD $6.93 Buy It Now 16h
Budgie - Deliver Us From Evil  CD  1982/1993 Repertoire Budgie - Deliver Us From Evil CD 1982/1993 Repertoire USD $29.23 Buy It Now 17h
Budgie - Nightflight  CD  1981/1993 Repertoire Budgie - Nightflight CD 1981/1993 Repertoire USD $29.23 Buy It Now 17h
Budgie - If I Were Brittania [New Vinyl] UK - Import Budgie - If I Were Brittania [New Vinyl] UK - Import USD $28.27 Buy It Now 18h
Budgie - Nightflight [New Vinyl] UK - Import Budgie - Nightflight [New Vinyl] UK - Import USD $28.59 Buy It Now 18h
BUDGIE RADIO SESSIONS 1974 & 1978 RARE OOP 2CD BUDGIE RADIO SESSIONS 1974 & 1978 RARE OOP 2CD USD $19.99 Buy It Now 18h
Never Turn Your Back On A Friend - 1st - EX Budgie UK vinyl LP album record Never Turn Your Back On A Friend - 1st - EX Budgie UK vinyl LP album record USD $205.84 Buy It Now 19h
Budgie Deliver Us From Evil UK vinyl LP album record RCALP6054 RCA 1982 Budgie Deliver Us From Evil UK vinyl LP album record RCALP6054 RCA 1982 USD $40.59 Buy It Now 20h
Budgie Never Turn Your Back On A Friend - 1st - VG UK vinyl LP album record Budgie Never Turn Your Back On A Friend - 1st - VG UK vinyl LP album record USD $133.13 Buy It Now 20h
In For The Kill - 1st - VG Budgie vinyl LP album record UK MCF2546 MCA 1974 In For The Kill - 1st - VG Budgie vinyl LP album record UK MCF2546 MCA 1974 USD $73.64 Buy It Now 20h
Budgie In For The Kill - 1st UK vinyl LP album record MCF2546 MCA 1974 Budgie In For The Kill - 1st UK vinyl LP album record MCF2546 MCA 1974 USD $172.79 Buy It Now 20h
Bandolier Budgie vinyl LP album record UK MCF2723 MCA 1975 Bandolier Budgie vinyl LP album record UK MCF2723 MCA 1975 USD $106.69 Buy It Now 20h
Budgie vinyl LP album record Bandolier - EX UK MCF2723 MCA 1975 Budgie vinyl LP album record Bandolier - EX UK MCF2723 MCA 1975 USD $73.64 Buy It Now 20h
Budgie Bored With Russia 7 Budgie Bored With Russia 7" vinyl picture disc single UK RCAP271 RCA 1982 USD $14.48 Buy It Now 20h
Budgie In For The Kill - 1st - EX vinyl LP album record UK MCF2546 MCA 1974 Budgie In For The Kill - 1st - EX vinyl LP album record UK MCF2546 MCA 1974 USD $106.69 Buy It Now 20h
EX-/EX- !! Tredegar/Self Titled/1986 Aries Gatefold LP/Budgie/NWOBHM EX-/EX- !! Tredegar/Self Titled/1986 Aries Gatefold LP/Budgie/NWOBHM USD $52.87 Buy It Now 21h
BUDGIE  LP  IN FOR THE KILL BUDGIE LP IN FOR THE KILL USD $15.86 (0 bids)
22h
Radio Sessions 1974 And 1978 Budgie Audio CD Radio Sessions 1974 And 1978 Budgie Audio CD USD $25.36 Buy It Now 22h
BUDGIE BANDOLIER / NM MINT- SUPERB COPY WITH OBI   BUDGIE BANDOLIER / NM MINT- SUPERB COPY WITH OBI USD $299.99 Buy It Now 1 day
1965 flyer leaflet ad promotion Beatles Fat Budgie Christmas card Oxfam Lennon 1965 flyer leaflet ad promotion Beatles Fat Budgie Christmas card Oxfam Lennon USD $19.82 (1 bids)
1 day
Budgie's Country LP Budgie's Country LP USD $1.32 (0 bids)
1 day
BUDGIE CONCERT TICKET 1975 - FREE TRADE HALL MANCHESTER ENGLAND BUDGIE CONCERT TICKET 1975 - FREE TRADE HALL MANCHESTER ENGLAND USD $23.80 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie the Helicopter CD NEW Budgie the Helicopter CD NEW USD $17.37 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE lp SI YO FUESE BRITANNIA argentina ID# 51652 1976 A&M 8443 EX NM automat7 BUDGIE lp SI YO FUESE BRITANNIA argentina ID# 51652 1976 A&M 8443 EX NM automat7 USD $35.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie - Budgie (1971) Vinyl LP Budgie - Budgie (1971) Vinyl LP USD $33.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie - In for the Kill Vinyl LP Budgie - In for the Kill Vinyl LP USD $33.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie - Nightflight - 1981 UK 1st Press RCALP 6003 (EX) Ultrasonic Clean Budgie - Nightflight - 1981 UK 1st Press RCALP 6003 (EX) Ultrasonic Clean USD $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
NICK REYNOLDS & JOHN STEWART: Revenge Of The Budgie LP Sealed (cut corner, shri NICK REYNOLDS & JOHN STEWART: Revenge Of The Budgie LP Sealed (cut corner, shri USD $18.00 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE In For The Kill! Vinyl LP Sealed BUDGIE In For The Kill! Vinyl LP Sealed USD $33.35 (0 bids)
1 day
BUDGIE Budgie Vinyl LP Sealed Burke Shelley BUDGIE Budgie Vinyl LP Sealed Burke Shelley USD $34.04 (0 bids)
1 day
BUDGIE Budgie + In For The Kill Vinyl 2x LP Sealed Burke Shelley BUDGIE Budgie + In For The Kill Vinyl 2x LP Sealed Burke Shelley USD $62.01 (0 bids)
1 day
BUDGIE Stubby Can Holder 2009 Australian Tour Logo BUDGIE Stubby Can Holder 2009 Australian Tour Logo USD $12.03 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie - If I Were Britania I'D Waive The Rules (CD Used Very Good) Budgie - If I Were Britania I'D Waive The Rules (CD Used Very Good) USD $16.10 Buy It Now 1 day
Never Turn Your Back on a Frie [12 inch Analog] Budgie LP Record Never Turn Your Back on a Frie [12 inch Analog] Budgie LP Record USD $62.69 Buy It Now 1 day
Bandolier [VINYL] Budgie Vinyl Bandolier [VINYL] Budgie Vinyl USD $41.39 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules TOUR PROGRAMME UK 1976 A4 Tour BUDGIE If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules TOUR PROGRAMME UK 1976 A4 Tour USD $17.30 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE Crash Course In Brain Surgery UK 7 BUDGIE Crash Course In Brain Surgery UK 7" MCA MKS 5072 1971 Ex USD $57.76 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE Bored With Russia 7 BUDGIE Bored With Russia 7" VINYL UK Rca 1982 Limited Edition Pic Disc USD $8.98 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE 'Whisky River' 1972 UK promotional 7 BUDGIE 'Whisky River' 1972 UK promotional 7" / 45 vinyl single USD $46.26 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE - MAGAZINE CUTTINGS COLLECTION (REF 6B) BUDGIE - MAGAZINE CUTTINGS COLLECTION (REF 6B) USD $14.48 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie-Keeping a rendezvous.7 Budgie-Keeping a rendezvous.7" picture disc USD $10.58 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE ~ I AINT NO MOUNTAIN ~ MCA 1975 UK HARD ROCK 7 BUDGIE ~ I AINT NO MOUNTAIN ~ MCA 1975 UK HARD ROCK 7" VINYL SINGLE ~ NICE AUDIO USD $17.17 Buy It Now 1 day
INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN & RECORDING WORLD Magazine December 1982 Banshees/Budgie INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN & RECORDING WORLD Magazine December 1982 Banshees/Budgie USD $21.15 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie   Holy Ghost Zone   vinyl lp  HGZ100     mint sealed new    soul gospel Budgie Holy Ghost Zone vinyl lp HGZ100 mint sealed new soul gospel USD $28.42 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE- IMPECKABLE - ROCKIN' 1978 ALBUM ART PRINT T SHIRT- WHITE- EXTRA LARGE BUDGIE- IMPECKABLE - ROCKIN' 1978 ALBUM ART PRINT T SHIRT- WHITE- EXTRA LARGE USD $15.85 (0 bids)
1 day
BUDGIE - Squawk - Vinyl (LP) BUDGIE - Squawk - Vinyl (LP) USD $35.28 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie - Squawk CD  [Bonus Tracks] [Remastered] Budgie - Squawk CD [Bonus Tracks] [Remastered] USD $17.23 Buy It Now 2 days
Vinyl Record Album BUDGIE NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON A FRIEND (32) Vinyl Record Album BUDGIE NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON A FRIEND (32) USD $16.53 (12 bids)
2 days
Budgie Impecable 1978 A&M WHITE LABEL PROMO Budgie Impecable 1978 A&M WHITE LABEL PROMO USD $30.00 (0 bids)
2 days
TREDEGAR  S/T  CD + 4 bonus tracks  /  BUDGIE TREDEGAR S/T CD + 4 bonus tracks / BUDGIE USD $18.49 Buy It Now 2 days
Impeckable Budgie UK vinyl LP album record AMLH64675 A&M 1978 Impeckable Budgie UK vinyl LP album record AMLH64675 A&M 1978 USD $67.03 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie vinyl LP album record If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules UK Budgie vinyl LP album record If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules UK USD $53.81 Buy It Now 2 days
Keeping A Rendezvous Budgie 7 Keeping A Rendezvous Budgie 7" vinyl picture disc single UK BUDGE3 RCA 1981 USD $14.48 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie I Turned To Stone 7 Budgie I Turned To Stone 7" vinyl single record Polish S-445 TONPRESS 1981 USD $17.12 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie The Best Of UK CD album (CDLP) HMNCD017 HALF MOON 1997 Budgie The Best Of UK CD album (CDLP) HMNCD017 HALF MOON 1997 USD $13.88 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie I Turned To Stone - Orange 7 Budgie I Turned To Stone - Orange 7" vinyl single record UK BUDGE4 RCA 1981 USD $23.73 Buy It Now 2 days
@ CD BUDGIE - POWER SUPPLY / NOTEWORTHY PRODUCTIONS 2012 / NWOBHM UK @ CD BUDGIE - POWER SUPPLY / NOTEWORTHY PRODUCTIONS 2012 / NWOBHM UK USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Bandolier [12 inch Analog] Budgie LP Record Bandolier [12 inch Analog] Budgie LP Record USD $64.22 Buy It Now 2 days
In for the Kill [12 inch Analog] Budgie LP Record In for the Kill [12 inch Analog] Budgie LP Record USD $65.16 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie - Bbc Recordings (CD Used Very Good) Budgie - Bbc Recordings (CD Used Very Good) USD $16.06 Buy It Now 2 days
Bbc Recordings - Budgie Compact Disc Free Shipping! Bbc Recordings - Budgie Compact Disc Free Shipping! USD $24.38 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie CD - Deliver Us from hell / Repertoire Repro 4335-WZ in Mint Budgie CD - Deliver Us from hell / Repertoire Repro 4335-WZ in Mint USD $22.54 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie - The BBC Recordings (2 Disc) CD NEW Budgie - The BBC Recordings (2 Disc) CD NEW USD $25.52 Buy It Now 2 days
Rock Legends (CD 2015) Lynyrd Skynrd, Budgie, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Kiss Rock Legends (CD 2015) Lynyrd Skynrd, Budgie, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Kiss USD $2.63 Buy It Now 2 days
TREDEGAR S/T  1986 Aries (UK) Prog Rock  Ex-Budgie Gatefold  Autographed  NM! TREDEGAR S/T 1986 Aries (UK) Prog Rock Ex-Budgie Gatefold Autographed NM! USD $70.00 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE-Impeckable (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW BUDGIE-Impeckable (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $32.69 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie Impeckable LP Vinyl Record new Budgie Impeckable LP Vinyl Record new USD $34.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules LP Vinyl Record new Budgie If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules LP Vinyl Record new USD $34.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie   -Impeckable-Cd CD NEW Budgie -Impeckable-Cd CD NEW USD $25.39 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE DEBUT ALBUM VINYL BUDGIE DEBUT ALBUM VINYL USD $52.87 (1 bids)
2 days
Budgie Japan CD - Impeckable in Mint Budgie Japan CD - Impeckable in Mint USD $56.24 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE IF I WERE BRITTANIA ORIGINAL MAGAZINE PRESS ADVERT SIZE 11 X 15 BUDGIE IF I WERE BRITTANIA ORIGINAL MAGAZINE PRESS ADVERT SIZE 11 X 15" 20/2 USD $5.27 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE-Impeckable (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW BUDGIE-Impeckable (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $30.16 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie REM IQ Enid Solstice Thor Advance Ticket Sales Budgie REM IQ Enid Solstice Thor Advance Ticket Sales USD $15.56 Buy It Now 3 days
SIOUXSIE BUDGIE CREATURES ~ MISS THE GIRL ~ 1983 UK POLYDOR ~ NON LP SIOUXSIE BUDGIE CREATURES ~ MISS THE GIRL ~ 1983 UK POLYDOR ~ NON LP USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
SIOUXSIE BUDGIE CREATURES ~ WILD THING 2 PACK SINGLES ~ 1981 UK POLYDOR ~ NON LP SIOUXSIE BUDGIE CREATURES ~ WILD THING 2 PACK SINGLES ~ 1981 UK POLYDOR ~ NON LP USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Vintage  budgie bandolier LP VINYL MCA records MCF 2723 Vintage budgie bandolier LP VINYL MCA records MCF 2723 USD $13.22 (0 bids)
3 days
Budgie Deliver us from Evil Tour 1982 press advert Full page 27 x 38 cm poster Budgie Deliver us from Evil Tour 1982 press advert Full page 27 x 38 cm poster USD $11.88 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE (METAL) - THE BEST OF BUDGIE USED - VERY GOOD CD BUDGIE (METAL) - THE BEST OF BUDGIE USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $5.97 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE (METAL) - BANDOLIER [BONUS TRACKS] USED - VERY GOOD CD BUDGIE (METAL) - BANDOLIER [BONUS TRACKS] USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $14.95 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE (METAL) - IMPECKABLE [BONUS TRACKS] USED - VERY GOOD CD BUDGIE (METAL) - IMPECKABLE [BONUS TRACKS] USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $15.09 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE Nightflight CD Night Flight 1996 Griffin Music Inc BUDGIE Nightflight CD Night Flight 1996 Griffin Music Inc USD $33.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Budgie Power Supply Tour Advert NME Cutting 1980 Budgie Power Supply Tour Advert NME Cutting 1980 USD $15.56 Buy It Now 3 days
Budgie File MM4 1974 Budgie File MM4 1974 USD $15.56 Buy It Now 3 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & BUDGIE music

BUDGIE Discography

BUDGIE albums / top albums

BUDGIE Budgie album cover 3.78 | 31 ratings
Budgie
Heavy Metal 1971
BUDGIE Squawk album cover 2.96 | 22 ratings
Squawk
Heavy Metal 1972
BUDGIE Never Turn Your Back On A Friend album cover 3.87 | 28 ratings
Never Turn Your Back On A Friend
Heavy Metal 1973
BUDGIE In For The Kill album cover 3.45 | 24 ratings
In For The Kill
Heavy Metal 1974
BUDGIE Bandolier album cover 3.43 | 26 ratings
Bandolier
Hard Rock 1975
BUDGIE If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules album cover 3.39 | 14 ratings
If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules
Hard Rock 1976
BUDGIE Impeckable album cover 3.62 | 13 ratings
Impeckable
Hard Rock 1978
BUDGIE Power Supply album cover 2.86 | 11 ratings
Power Supply
Heavy Metal 1980
BUDGIE Nightflight album cover 2.56 | 8 ratings
Nightflight
Hard Rock 1981
BUDGIE Deliver Us From Evil album cover 2.75 | 10 ratings
Deliver Us From Evil
Hard Rock 1982
BUDGIE You're All Living In Cuckooland album cover 2.57 | 7 ratings
You're All Living In Cuckooland
Hard Rock 2006

BUDGIE EPs & splits

BUDGIE If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting
Heavy Metal 1980

BUDGIE live albums

BUDGIE We Came, We Saw album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
We Came, We Saw
Hard Rock 1982
BUDGIE Heavier Than Air: Rarest Eggs album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Heavier Than Air: Rarest Eggs
Heavy Metal 1998
BUDGIE Life In San Antonio album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Life In San Antonio
Hard Rock 2002
BUDGIE The BBC Recordings album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The BBC Recordings
Hard Rock 2006
BUDGIE Radio Sessions 1974 & 1978 album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Radio Sessions 1974 & 1978
Hard Rock 2006

BUDGIE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

BUDGIE re-issues & compilations

BUDGIE Best Of Budgie album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Best Of Budgie
Heavy Metal 1975
BUDGIE Best of Budgie (1981) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of Budgie (1981)
Heavy Metal 1981
BUDGIE The Definitive Anthology: An Ecstasy Of Fumbling album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Definitive Anthology: An Ecstasy Of Fumbling
Heavy Metal 1996
BUDGIE The Best Of Budgie album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
The Best Of Budgie
Hard Rock 1998
BUDGIE The Last Stage album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Last Stage
Hard Rock 2004

BUDGIE singles (10)

.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Crash Course In Brain Surgery
Heavy Metal 1971
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Whiskey River
Heavy Metal 1972
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Zoom Club
Heavy Metal 1974
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
I Ain't No Mountain
Hard Rock 1975
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Smile Boy Smile
Hard Rock 1978
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Crime Against The World
Hard Rock 1980
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Wildfire
Hard Rock 1980
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
I Turned To Stone
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Keeping A Rendezvous / Apparatus
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Bored With Russia
Hard Rock 1982

BUDGIE movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

BUDGIE Reviews

BUDGIE Budgie

Album · 1971 · Heavy Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
If you’re serious about diving into the origins of heavy metal you will no doubt tackle the usual suspects such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, but in the early gestation years of the late 60s and the fully formed heavy rock bands that provided the antecedents of the greater metal universe, there were quite a few contenders that didn’t quite attract the same level of success as the big three. The Cardiff, Wales based BUDGIE was one of the earliest such bands that was a seminal influence on the NWOBM scene that would emerge at the tail end if the 70s. While formed in 1967 under the less-than-metal moniker Hills Contemporary Grass, they changed their name to Six Ton Budgie before finally truncating it to the more known BUDGIE which is an informal term for “budgerigar,” an Australian parakeet which would become their mascot. This power trio of Tony Bourge (guitar), Tony Shelley (bass, vocals, mellotron) and Ray Phillips (drums, percussion) chose this name as a diametrically opposing term in relation to their bombastic bluesy rock bravado.

While Black Sabbath was in 1971 the heaviest band in existence, BUDGIE wasn’t too far behind. Their eponymous debut released the same year as “Master Of Reality,” followed the trends of the more successful bands and could be generalized as heavy rock straddling in between the heavy Sabbath riffing with Led Zeppelin inspired compositional constructs as well as Shelley’s Robert Plant inspired vocal style. The Sabbath inspired parts come to the forefront with the opener “Guts” which is a little too close to Sabbath’s own “Hand Of Doom” which sounds like a good case for plagiarism to my ears but the album quickly drifts off into their own unique middle ground between the great Sabbath and Led Zep. Many have cited as BUDGIE being the first version of the Canadian band Rush since they are a power trio and deliver a tight and compelling band sound out of only three musicians. On this debut they do indeed have that heavy rock gusto that Rush would unleash on their first two pre-progressive albums. Likewise BUDGIE, while rooted in ballsy blues rock with a more bombastic approach, did engage in progressively tinged compositional constructs.

While BUDGIE may have borrowed a lot from Sabbath and Led Zep, they have also been the influencers as well with tracks like the whimsically titled “Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman” a clear antecedent into Golden Earring’s hit “Radar Love” which also displays Shelley’s unique bass slapping style with a little funk technique and heavy rock groove with Phillips pounding out the supporting percussive drive accompanied by Bourge’s guitar antics. Very heavy stuff for 1971 indeed and progressive as it clocked in at 8:41 and meandered through a series of clever musical moves not common in the bluesy rock world of the day. “Rape Of The Locks” allows Bourge to show off some of his guitar tricks with a series of flashy solos before erupting into a boogie rock style that would become the staple of bands such as ZZ Top in the coming years. Tracks like “All Night Petrol” find Shelley doing his best Robert Plant vocal exercises but alongside a Sabbath inspired doom laden riff in a mid-tempo groove. “You And I” shows a mellower side with a short acoustic ballad.

BUDGIE created a very interesting sound for sure and although they didn’t quite have the over-the-top performance charisma that Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin delivered to the world, they provided a unique glimpse in between the musical sounds where those two bands existed. While parts of BUDGIE’s debut are clearly inspired by certain tracks from their influences, somehow they polish it out with their own unique stamp. The blues oriented hard rock riffing is more akin to 60s bands like Cream with Sabbath overtones (due partly to Sabbath’s producer Rodger Bain in the picture), but they crafted their compositions completely differently with more complex constructs that meandered into more unexpected territory. In other words less calculated and more free. While destined to be more of a footnote of history for providing the blueprints of heavy metal riffing that would be fully realized by bands like Metallica in the next decade, BUDGIE are well worth checking out in their own right. The synthesis of heavy rock with progressive touches makes this more than a historical artifact.

BUDGIE In For The Kill

Album · 1974 · Heavy Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
voila_la_scorie
Budgie's fourth album "In for the Kill!" carries on with the sound the band established from the beginning: hard and heavy driving riff-based rock with some strong heavy blues. Drummer Ray Phillips left band after the third album and for this offering of powerhouse rock, Pete Boot took the stool.

From the first track, Budgie introduce another classic riff rocker in the title track. It's a longer song that switches to a heavy blues number in the middle before returning to the first part's music. Also here is "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" which was originally recorded as a single earlier in their career and was later covered by Metallica. Some will recall Metallica covering another Budgie song "Breadfan".

Budgie albums ( the ones I know ) include a Burke Shelley acoustic number or two and "Wondering What Everyone Knows" fills that necessity here. I personally find this one more enjoyable than the acoustic songs from my two other Budgie albums, "Budgie" and "Never Turn Your Back on a Friend". The acoustic tracks are usually short anyway.

"Zoom Club" is a hard rocking tribute to a club in Germany and includes a lengthy jam session and a cool hard rock riff. And let's not forget Shelley's high pitched notes after the long solo section!

"Hammer and Tongs" opens side two with a slow beginning of guitar volume dial notes before exploding with a very heavy blues-based eruption of a song. At times it's like the band are trying to make blues rock heavy enough to drop into a crusher in a scrapyard and kick it into a heap of wrecked automobiles. It eases up in the middle and Shelley howls in falsetto. Then it changes to what I always think of as heavy strip tease blues. No doubt guitarist Tony Bourge was pleased with all the soloing he got to do.

"Running from My Soul" takes on another boogieing bluesy heavy number with more of Bourge's six-string explorations. It's the shortest song on the album and doesn't have many lyrics. Just blazing guitar rock & roll.

The final track, "Living on Your Own" is the most progressive song on the album, going through different parts, one part heavy and melodic, another gentle and easy but with a bit of rust, yet another more traditional heavy but still holding on to the melodic side. For Budgie's repertoire up to 1974 this is likely one of their most progressive songs with different musical themes integrated into a single track. Certainly it stands out from the rest of the album which is comprised of mostly heavy rock and heavy blues boogie.

BUDGIE Bandolier

Album · 1975 · Hard Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
AtomicCrimsonRush
Budgie first came to my ears with their big Box set, the definitive anthology, 'An Ecstasy Of Fumbling', featuring a massive 29 tracks taken from albums during 1971-1982. This lead me to chack out some other Budgie albums and the first on my list was one that was recommended to me by Budgie fans, 'Bandolier'. This is perhaps their most popular album, certainly featuring some of their best songs and coolest guitar riffs, though it is inconsistent in terms of quality songs. The band revel in riffs that lock in with outstanding rhythmic 70s classic rock. 1975 was one of the great years for Prog and 'Bandolier' features the classic incarnation of the band; bassist/singer Burke Shelley and guitarist Tony Bourge, along with drummer Steve "Syco Steve" Williams, arguably their proggiest lineup before they turned to hard rock and AOR.

The album opens with the dynamic 'Breaking all the House Rules', a terrific sledge hammer attack of crashing riffs and very well executed vocals. The structure of the song detours into many directions and even changes feel in the middle sounding like a different song until it returns to the main riff.

'Slipaway' is next with gentle acoustics, followed by Bad Company sounds on 'Who Do You Want For Your Love' with a bluesy shuffle. There is more blues with 'I Can't See My Feelings' that has nice guitar licks but is nothing special really. After these rather lacklustre numbers it hots up with the wonderful cover by Andy Fairweather-Lowe from Amen Corner, 'I Ain't No Mountain'.

They save the best for last with the outstanding 'Napoleon Bona, Pts 1 & 2' that begins very slowly with gentle guitar and ambient swirls. Shelley's vocals are quiet, sounding like a bluesy version of Geddy Lee. When the distorted guitars crunch in with the chugging riff the song really picks up, especially the way the riff descends strangely giving it a dark feel. The lead break is always amazing, and Bourge blasts away with speed trills up and down the scales and high end string breaking bends. At 6 mins in there is a weird effect that muffles the sound and then it releases for more lead work.

Not many would disagree that the best Budgie stems from the early 70s years with "Squawk," "In for the Kill", "If I Were Britannia" and of course 'Bandolier'. These are the proggy innovative Budgie years, and 'Bandolier' is certainly one to hunt down for sheer hard rock riffing excellence with prog elements sprinkled thereabout.

BUDGIE Bandolier

Album · 1975 · Hard Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Opening with the barnstorming Breaking All the House Rules, Bandolier kicks off well, but unfortunately Budgie were never the most consistent of bands and this is only underlined by Slipaway (A Parrot Fashion Ball), a horrible experiment in mixing acoustic soft rock with a little bit of blue-eyed soul. This is followed up with a similarly limp track in the form of What Do You Want For Your Love, which captures Burke Shelley doing an unconvincing Robert Plant impersonation in a horrible funk-tinged soft rock piece, reminiscent of a bad cover of The Crunge from Led Zep's Houses of the Holy with only a rather generic guitar solo or two to remind us that we're still at the edge of metal territory.

The album perks up on the second side with I Can't See My Feelings (featuring some honest to goodness cowbell), but slumps again with the simplistic singalong I Ain't No Mountain. The closing Napoleon Bona Parts 1 and 2 is padded out with uninteresting acoustic filler (such as the overlong intro) and doesn't stand up to Budgie epics from previous albums.

The bottom line is that on this album Budgie watered down their distinctive proto-speed metal sound with all the other influences third-string hard rock groups from the mid-1970s were dabbling in, with the result that the album ends up sounding anonymous, cliched, and at points downright dull. By the end of the decade Budgie would be regularly blown out of the water by far heavier and far more distinctive groups like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden; they should be remembered for more influential and important albums than this one.

BUDGIE In For The Kill

Album · 1974 · Heavy Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Budgie's fourth album, whilst not quite so groundbreaking as their debut or Never Turn Your Back On A Friend, sees the band continuing to be at the forefront of the early heavy metal scene. The power trio seem more confident than in previous outings, which makes the diverse range of styles they play an engaging listen. Running From My Soul, for example, is a heavy take on fairly traditional rock and roll, whilst thunderous album closer Living On Your Own is a slower, doomier, Sabbath-inspired number.

The album also includes an updated version of Crash Course in Brain Surgery, a track the group had previously released as a single - a pounding piece of proto-speed metal which particularly showcases the skills of Burke Shelley, the group's bassist and vocalist. Shelley's bass style for this album is harder and heavier than ever, at points reaching hypnotic intensities comparable to the sort of performances Lemmy was dishing out in Hawkwind at the time.

At the same time, the album doesn't quite hang together as well as Never Turn Your Back On a Friend. It was churned out rapidly in the space between two intense tours, and whilst the process of touring had clearly made Budgie a tighter unit, they also feel a little bit more conventional - like they're beginnign to compromise here and there to conform to the expectations of a 1970s hard rock audience rather than producing any novelties to match their earlier work. Budgie's career to this point had provided ample proof that Budgie do not deserve the comparative obscurity they've faded away into, but ought to join Sabbath and Judas Priest in the early metal pantheon. In For the Kill isn't a classic that will convince doubters by itself, but it is further evidence in support of that position.

BUDGIE Movies Reviews

No BUDGIE movie reviews posted yet.

BUDGIE Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

BUDGIE Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Del amor y otros demonios Power Metal
OPERA MAGNA
Buy this album from MMA partners
Del amor y otros demonios - Acto III Power Metal
OPERA MAGNA
Buy this album from MMA partners
The God Machine US Power Metal
STEEL PROPHET
Buy this album from MMA partners
Subject To Entropy Death Metal
ROGGA JOHANSSON
Buy this album from MMA partners
Burn It All Away Death Metal
ROGGA JOHANSSON
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

Morbid Angel - Existo Vulgoré
MORBID ANGEL
Tupan· 4 days ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online