BUDGIE
Hard Rock / Proto-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 for the updates

BUDGIE MP3, Free Download/Stream

BUDGIE Online Videos

See all BUDGIE videos

Buy BUDGIE music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
BUDGIE-SQUAWK-JAPAN MINI LP SHM-CD Hi25 BUDGIE-SQUAWK-JAPAN MINI LP SHM-CD Hi25 USD $41.99 Buy It Now 3h
Budgie - Bandolier CD Budgie - Bandolier CD USD $25.79 Buy It Now 5h
BUDGIE  Squawk  LP  /  REISSUE BUDGIE Squawk LP / REISSUE USD $31.27 Buy It Now 10h
NEW - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend by Budgie NEW - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend by Budgie USD $19.99 Buy It Now 10h
Budgie - Apparatus/Keeping A Rendezvous 7 Inch Picture Disc - RCA PB 5402 Budgie - Apparatus/Keeping A Rendezvous 7 Inch Picture Disc - RCA PB 5402 USD $5.99 (0 bids)
USD $9.99 Buy It Now
14h
Budgie - Youre All Living In Cuckooland [CD New] Budgie - Youre All Living In Cuckooland [CD New] USD $17.61 Buy It Now 14h
BUDGIE - YOU'RE ALL LIVING IN CUCKOOLAND NEW CD BUDGIE - YOU'RE ALL LIVING IN CUCKOOLAND NEW CD USD $25.56 Buy It Now 15h
ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING ADAM FAITH Budgie The Musical 1988 UK MCA Vinyl LP Recor ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING ADAM FAITH Budgie The Musical 1988 UK MCA Vinyl LP Recor USD $35.19 Buy It Now 15h
BUDGIE - LAST STAGE NEW CD BUDGIE - LAST STAGE NEW CD USD $28.23 Buy It Now 15h
Budgie Bandolier 1975 A&M White Label PROMO LP rare oop original w/inner ad slv! Budgie Bandolier 1975 A&M White Label PROMO LP rare oop original w/inner ad slv! USD $26.98 (0 bids)
16h
BUDGIE NIGHTFLIGHT CD NEW 4009910430620 BUDGIE NIGHTFLIGHT CD NEW 4009910430620 USD $31.21 (0 bids)
18h
BUDGIE POWER SUPPLY CD EXTRA TRACKS NEW 0766483133023 BUDGIE POWER SUPPLY CD EXTRA TRACKS NEW 0766483133023 USD $31.21 (0 bids)
18h
BUDGIE - Same s/t - LP - BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE, URIAH HEEP, RUSH, RARE !!!! BUDGIE - Same s/t - LP - BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE, URIAH HEEP, RUSH, RARE !!!! USD $39.10 Buy It Now 19h
Budgie Impeckable vinyl record hardcore straight edge punk Slap Shot cro mag DRI Budgie Impeckable vinyl record hardcore straight edge punk Slap Shot cro mag DRI USD $5.50 (3 bids)
19h
BUDGIE-NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON A FRIEND-JAPAN 1st ISSUE +OBI rrr BUDGIE-NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON A FRIEND-JAPAN 1st ISSUE +OBI rrr USD $249.99 Buy It Now 19h
Reading Rock '82 2LP Whitesnake/UFO/Budgie/M.Schenker/Marillion/Jackie Lynton Reading Rock '82 2LP Whitesnake/UFO/Budgie/M.Schenker/Marillion/Jackie Lynton USD $18.76 Buy It Now 19h
  Bold Speakout vinyl record straight edge new York hard core slap shot Budgie Bold Speakout vinyl record straight edge new York hard core slap shot Budgie USD $4.99 (1 bids)
20h
Bandolier Budgie MCF 2723   MFD. England  LP Bandolier Budgie MCF 2723 MFD. England LP USD $9.00 (2 bids)
1 day
The CREATURES Boomerang 1989 US LP Shrink! MINTY! Siouxsie & The Banshees BUDGIE The CREATURES Boomerang 1989 US LP Shrink! MINTY! Siouxsie & The Banshees BUDGIE USD $50.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie the Helicopter 5022508454418, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P&H Budgie the Helicopter 5022508454418, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P&H USD $20.75 Buy It Now 1 day
Wishbone Ash ‎– Live In Geneva SEALED 1st Press 1995 UK CD Thin Lizzy Budgie Wishbone Ash ‎– Live In Geneva SEALED 1st Press 1995 UK CD Thin Lizzy Budgie USD $25.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Wishbone Ash ‎– Bare Bones Acoustic SEALED 1999 UK CD Thin Lizzy Budgie Wishbone Ash ‎– Bare Bones Acoustic SEALED 1999 UK CD Thin Lizzy Budgie USD $23.95 Buy It Now 1 day
* Budgie LP * Budgie LP "Impeckable" A&M wlp promo prog psych rock EX USD $9.99 (1 bids)
1 day
Budgie Budgie "Self Titled"Vinyl-LP 1971 ORIG. MCF-2506 33rpm 12" Great Britain Import USD $39.99 (0 bids)
USD $99.95 Buy It Now
1 day
BUDGIE / BORED WITH RUSSIA / 7 BUDGIE / BORED WITH RUSSIA / 7" PICTURE DISC / LOTS MORE METAL IN MY EBAY SHOP USD $7.81 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE - MAGAZINE CUTTING (FULL PAGE PHOTO) (REF J) BUDGIE - MAGAZINE CUTTING (FULL PAGE PHOTO) (REF J) USD $7.04 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE Keeping A Rendezvous 1981 UK  7 BUDGIE Keeping A Rendezvous 1981 UK 7" vinyl Picture Disc single EXCELLENT COND USD $23.45 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE - SQUAWK (UK) NEW VINYL BUDGIE - SQUAWK (UK) NEW VINYL USD $63.16 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE - IN FOR THE KILL (MAPS 7413) LEBANON (!) PRESS ULTRA RARE COLLECTIBLE LP BUDGIE - IN FOR THE KILL (MAPS 7413) LEBANON (!) PRESS ULTRA RARE COLLECTIBLE LP USD $169.99 (0 bids)
1 day
Budgie - Last Stage [CD New] Budgie - Last Stage [CD New] USD $18.84 Buy It Now 1 day
Very Best of, Budgie, New Import, Extra tracks Very Best of, Budgie, New Import, Extra tracks USD $10.40 Buy It Now 1 day
T2 - It'll All Work Out In Boomland - LP 1970 - GRACIOUS, CRESSIDA, BUDGIE, PROG T2 - It'll All Work Out In Boomland - LP 1970 - GRACIOUS, CRESSIDA, BUDGIE, PROG USD $39.10 Buy It Now 1 day
Budgie- Bored With Russia - 7 Budgie- Bored With Russia - 7" Pic Disc MINT USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RARE UK Pop Psych Demo 45 Don Crown - Mrs Wilson's Budgie 1971 President Label RARE UK Pop Psych Demo 45 Don Crown - Mrs Wilson's Budgie 1971 President Label USD $39.10 Buy It Now 1 day
Tredegar Lp...Budgie connected...scarce. FREE POSTAGE! Tredegar Lp...Budgie connected...scarce. FREE POSTAGE! USD $62.56 Buy It Now 1 day
(CU358) Molly Wagger, Able Mable / Prize Budgie - 2012 DJ CD (CU358) Molly Wagger, Able Mable / Prize Budgie - 2012 DJ CD USD $4.68 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE Impeckable LP A&M SP 4675  RARE US  WLP Promo NM BUDGIE Impeckable LP A&M SP 4675 RARE US WLP Promo NM USD $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDGIE - ORIGINAL OZ 2009 NSW COLOUR TOUR POSTER+2009 OZ TOUR POSTER - PROG-ROCK BUDGIE - ORIGINAL OZ 2009 NSW COLOUR TOUR POSTER+2009 OZ TOUR POSTER - PROG-ROCK USD $16.32 Buy It Now 1 day
TSA Heavy Metal World LP 1986 SX 2335 HEAVY METAL kat turbo budgie TSA Heavy Metal World LP 1986 SX 2335 HEAVY METAL kat turbo budgie USD $29.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie - Last Stage CD Pop Rock Budgie - Last Stage CD Pop Rock USD $27.49 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie - Youre All Living In Cuckooland CD Budgie - Youre All Living In Cuckooland CD USD $25.09 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE IMPECKABLE ORIGINAL NWOBHM 12 BUDGIE IMPECKABLE ORIGINAL NWOBHM 12" LP 1978 FREE UK POSTAGE USD $54.76 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE In for the Kill Poster size LP advert 1974 Music press Cutting BUDGIE In for the Kill Poster size LP advert 1974 Music press Cutting USD $15.65 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE / MCA EARLY BEST / WITH OBI / NM MINT- TOP CLEAN BUDGIE / MCA EARLY BEST / WITH OBI / NM MINT- TOP CLEAN USD $149.99 Buy It Now 2 days
THE CREATURES Right Now 7 THE CREATURES Right Now 7" Siouxsie & The Banshees Budgie Polydor 1983 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie Budgie "Never Turn Your Back on a Friend" cd USD $18.89 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie - Power Supply - Original Import Audio Cassette Budgie - Power Supply - Original Import Audio Cassette USD $7.74 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie [CD New] Budgie [CD New] USD $19.36 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE - SQUAWK - NEW BUDGIE - SQUAWK - NEW USD $31.27 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie ‎– Budgie Label: 2000 FruitGum Corp. ‎– BDGCD 071 RARE PRESS CD Budgie ‎– Budgie Label: 2000 FruitGum Corp. ‎– BDGCD 071 RARE PRESS CD USD $23.45 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie - Budgie (1971) [Vinyl New] Budgie - Budgie (1971) [Vinyl New] USD $51.29 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie - In For The Kill-180gm Vinyl [Vinyl New] Budgie - In For The Kill-180gm Vinyl [Vinyl New] USD $51.29 Buy It Now 2 days
THE ALCHEMIST & BUDGIE THE GOOD BOOK CD BOX SET OOP LIMITED ED NEW GET ON DOWN THE ALCHEMIST & BUDGIE THE GOOD BOOK CD BOX SET OOP LIMITED ED NEW GET ON DOWN USD $34.99 Buy It Now 2 days
(PDB3) Budgie Keeping a Rendezvous UK 7 (PDB3) Budgie Keeping a Rendezvous UK 7" 45 Picture Disc NM USD $10.72 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE VINYL keeping a rendezvous / apparatus 7 BUDGIE VINYL keeping a rendezvous / apparatus 7" Picture Disc SHIPS US FREE ExEx USD $15.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE, JACKIE LYNTON- MINI-POSTER PRINT 7 BUDGIE, JACKIE LYNTON- MINI-POSTER PRINT 7" x 5" USD $5.48 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE - BUDGIE (BONUS) (TRACKS) NEW CD BUDGIE - BUDGIE (BONUS) (TRACKS) NEW CD USD $26.57 Buy It Now 2 days
LP BUDGIE PROMO  IMPECKABLE A&M SP 4675 EXCELLENT NM LP BUDGIE PROMO IMPECKABLE A&M SP 4675 EXCELLENT NM USD $24.99 (0 bids)
USD $50.00 Buy It Now
2 days
BUDGIE Impeckable CD *NEW* SEALED REPERTOIRE BUDGIE Impeckable CD *NEW* SEALED REPERTOIRE USD $26.25 Buy It Now 2 days
BUDGIE 45 Bored with Russia / Don't Cry RCA Poster PICTURE SLEEVE England Press BUDGIE 45 Bored with Russia / Don't Cry RCA Poster PICTURE SLEEVE England Press USD $16.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Budgie- Bandolier. Proto- prog, psych, limited edition picture disc, OOP Budgie- Bandolier. Proto- prog, psych, limited edition picture disc, OOP USD $29.90 (0 bids)
3 days
BUDGIE IN FOR THE KILL CD BUDGIE IN FOR THE KILL CD USD $21.40 (0 bids)
3 days
 The Best of Budgie by Budgie Import (Metal) (CD, Nov-1997, Universal/Spectrum The Best of Budgie by Budgie Import (Metal) (CD, Nov-1997, Universal/Spectrum USD $11.98 (0 bids)
USD $15.89 Buy It Now
3 days
z/ handmade greetings - birthday card BUDGIE z/ handmade greetings - birthday card BUDGIE USD $8.60 Buy It Now 3 days
z/ handmade greetings - birthday card BUDGIE z/ handmade greetings - birthday card BUDGIE USD $8.60 Buy It Now 3 days
z/ handmade greetings - birthday card BUDGIE z/ handmade greetings - birthday card BUDGIE USD $8.60 Buy It Now 3 days
Budgie Bored with Russia 7 Budgie Bored with Russia 7" RCAP271 VG/EX UK Pic Picture Disc USD $18.48 Buy It Now 3 days
Budgie Keeping a rendezvous 7 Budgie Keeping a rendezvous 7" BUDGE3 /EX UK Pic Picture Disc USD $13.31 Buy It Now 3 days
BRUCE FORSYTH I'm A Good Boy 7 BRUCE FORSYTH I'm A Good Boy 7" B/w My Little Budgie But Has Name Written On B S USD $9.86 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE In For The Kill LP 7 Track Repress  EUROPEAN Kotay Music BUDGIE In For The Kill LP 7 Track Repress EUROPEAN Kotay Music USD $37.53 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE Squawk LP 9 Track Repress  EUROPEAN Kotay Music BUDGIE Squawk LP 9 Track Repress EUROPEAN Kotay Music USD $37.53 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE Keeping A Rendezvous 7 BUDGIE Keeping A Rendezvous 7" B/w Apparatus Creasing Near Top Of Pic Sleeve UK USD $8.20 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE Bored With Russia 7 BUDGIE Bored With Russia 7" Pic Disc B/w Don't Cry UK Rca 1982 USD $8.45 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE I Ain't No Mountain 7 BUDGIE I Ain't No Mountain 7" B/w Honey UK Mca 1975 USD $20.03 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE COLEMAN BAND Rocky Top 7 BUDGIE COLEMAN BAND Rocky Top 7" 4 Track Ep B/w Things Ain't Funny Anymore,mona USD $8.20 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE Keeping A Rendezvous 7 BUDGIE Keeping A Rendezvous 7" Pic Disc B/w Apparatus UK Rca 1981 USD $8.20 Buy It Now 3 days
Joey The Budgie Part 1 & 2 78 QUEENSWAY QPRS1 Joey The Budgie Part 1 & 2 78 QUEENSWAY QPRS1 USD $20.32 Buy It Now 3 days
Budgie - Power Supply [CD New] Budgie - Power Supply [CD New] USD $20.08 Buy It Now 3 days
Budgie - Squawk [CD New] Budgie - Squawk [CD New] USD $20.15 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE-IF SWALLOWED DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING- UK PRESS-USED VINYL 1980-ACTIVE BUDGIE-IF SWALLOWED DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING- UK PRESS-USED VINYL 1980-ACTIVE USD $49.99 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE   squawk  1972-UK PRESS OF 70s -MCA  LABEL -EX BUDGIE squawk 1972-UK PRESS OF 70s -MCA LABEL -EX USD $15.63 (0 bids)
3 days
AUTOGRAPHED BY SIOUXSIE SIOUX & BUDGIE THE CREATURES Standing There, ex Banshees AUTOGRAPHED BY SIOUXSIE SIOUX & BUDGIE THE CREATURES Standing There, ex Banshees USD $60.00 (0 bids)
3 days
BUDGIE - SQUAWK (BONUS) (TRACKS) NEW CD BUDGIE - SQUAWK (BONUS) (TRACKS) NEW CD USD $26.57 Buy It Now 3 days
BUDGIE - POWER SUPPLY (BONUS) (TRACKS) NEW CD BUDGIE - POWER SUPPLY (BONUS) (TRACKS) NEW CD USD $26.57 Buy It Now 3 days
Budgie- Apparatus- 7 Budgie- Apparatus- 7" Pic Disc USD $15.00 (0 bids)
4 days
READING ROCK VOLUME ONE DBL LP MEAN UK Import Hard Rock Budgie U.F.O. Marillion READING ROCK VOLUME ONE DBL LP MEAN UK Import Hard Rock Budgie U.F.O. Marillion USD $9.99 (0 bids)
4 days
BUDGIE Deliver Us From Evil LP RCA RCALP 6054 IN SHRINK Metallica BUDGIE Deliver Us From Evil LP RCA RCALP 6054 IN SHRINK Metallica USD $15.00 (1 bids)
4 days
DIO MAGICA CD BLACK SABBATH ELF RAINBOW DEEP PURPLE BUDGIE PRIEST MAIDEN AC/DC DIO MAGICA CD BLACK SABBATH ELF RAINBOW DEEP PURPLE BUDGIE PRIEST MAIDEN AC/DC USD $3.99 (0 bids)
4 days
DIO HOLY DIVER CD BLACK SABBATH DEEP PURPLE ELF RAINBOW MOTORHEAD PRIEST BUDGIE DIO HOLY DIVER CD BLACK SABBATH DEEP PURPLE ELF RAINBOW MOTORHEAD PRIEST BUDGIE USD $2.99 (0 bids)
4 days
DIO THE LAST IN LINE CD BLACK SABBATH PRIEST PURPLE BUDGIE ELF RAINBOW MAIDEN DIO THE LAST IN LINE CD BLACK SABBATH PRIEST PURPLE BUDGIE ELF RAINBOW MAIDEN USD $2.99 (0 bids)
4 days
DIO KILLING THE DRAGON CD BLACK SABBATH ELF RAINBOW PRIEST MAIDEN BUDGIE RUSH DIO KILLING THE DRAGON CD BLACK SABBATH ELF RAINBOW PRIEST MAIDEN BUDGIE RUSH USD $4.99 (0 bids)
4 days
Status Quo Budgie Curved Air Hawkwind Strawbs Jackie Lynton 1976 Programme Status Quo Budgie Curved Air Hawkwind Strawbs Jackie Lynton 1976 Programme USD $93.85 Buy It Now 4 days
BUDGIE BUDGIE "Never Turn Your Back on a Friend" LP 2014 Noteworthy (180 Gram Vinyl) USD $55.00 Buy It Now 4 days
 The CREATURES Siouxsie & Budgie The CREATURES Siouxsie & Budgie " HAI " Limited Edition 2 CD Import w/OBI USD $18.99 Buy It Now 4 days
BUDGIE BUDGIE "In for the Kill!" LP 2014 Noteworthy NP24V (180 Gram Vinyl) USD $55.00 Buy It Now 4 days
BUDGIE BUDGIE "Bandolier" LP 2014 Noteworthy NP25V (180 Gram Vinyl) USD $55.00 Buy It Now 4 days
You're All Living in Cuckooland - Budgie New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping You're All Living in Cuckooland - Budgie New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping USD $28.35 Buy It Now 4 days
BUDGIE In For The Kill MC CASSETTE BUDGIE In For The Kill MC CASSETTE USD $12.99 Buy It Now 4 days
BUDGIE - IN FOR THE KILL - NEW BUDGIE - IN FOR THE KILL - NEW USD $31.27 Buy It Now 4 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
Amazon (logo)
Very Best ofVery Best of
Extra tracks · Import
Half Moon UK 1999
Audio CD$3.09
$6.52 (used)
Never Turn Your Back on a FriendNever Turn Your Back on a Friend
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
MSI:NOTEWORTHY 2006
Audio CD$16.92
$18.78 (used)
ImpeckableImpeckable
Extra tracks · Import
Ais 2010
Audio CD$15.82
$15.00 (used)
In for the KillIn for the Kill
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Noteworthy Prod. UK 2007
Audio CD$15.83
$14.23 (used)
BandolierBandolier
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Noteworthy Prod. UK 2005
Audio CD$14.90
$24.04 (used)
SquawkSquawk
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Noteworthy Prod. UK 2006
Audio CD$15.94
$24.73 (used)
BudgieBudgie
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Noteworthy Prod. UK 2007
Audio CD$14.90
$24.28 (used)
NightflightNightflight
Import
Ais 2013
Audio CD$15.51
$19.83 (used)
You're All Living in CuckoolandYou're All Living in Cuckooland
Import
Noteworthy Prod. UK 2006
Audio CD$10.00
$7.27 (used)
If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the RulesIf I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Noteworthy Prod. UK 2006
Audio CD$14.84
$13.49 (used)
Showing 10 items only | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & BUDGIE music

BUDGIE Discography

BUDGIE albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.79 | 22 ratings
Budgie
Proto-Metal 1971
.. Album Cover 2.87 | 13 ratings
Squawk
Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 4.07 | 18 ratings
Never Turn Your Back On A Friend
Proto-Metal 1973
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 16 ratings
In For The Kill
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover 3.39 | 18 ratings
Bandolier
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover 2.88 | 10 ratings
If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules
Hard Rock 1976
.. Album Cover 2.71 | 10 ratings
Impeckable
Hard Rock 1978
.. Album Cover 2.35 | 8 ratings
Power Supply
Hard Rock 1980
.. Album Cover 2.29 | 5 ratings
Nightflight
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 2.83 | 7 ratings
Deliver Us From Evil
Hard Rock 1982
.. Album Cover 2.13 | 4 ratings
You're All Living In Cuckooland
Hard Rock 2006

BUDGIE EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 2.52 | 2 ratings
If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting
Hard Rock 1980

BUDGIE live albums

.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
We Came, We Saw
Hard Rock 1982
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Heavier Than Air: Rarest Eggs
Proto-Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Life In San Antonio
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The BBC Recordings
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Radio Sessions 1974 & 1978
Metalcore 2006

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

BUDGIE boxset & compilations

.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Best Of Budgie
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of Budgie (1981)
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Definitive Anthology: An Ecstasy Of Fumbling
Proto-Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Best Of Budgie
Proto-Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Last Stage
Hard Rock 2004

BUDGIE singles (10)

.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Crash Course In Brain Surgery
Proto-Metal 1971
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Whiskey River
Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Zoom Club
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
I Ain't No Mountain
Proto-Metal 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 Bandolier

Album · 1975 · Proto-Metal
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 · Proto-Metal
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 · Proto-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 Never Turn Your Back On A Friend

Album · 1973 · Proto-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Another high-class album from Budgie, this one is a marked improvement from Squawk and opens with the classic Breadfan, which not only influenced Metallica but sounds an awful lot like early Rush - partly due to the power trio instrumentation, partly because singer Burke Shelley's singing voice had at this point developed a falsetto highly reminiscent of Geddy Lee's. Or maybe, since this came out before Rush's debut, it would be more appropriate to say Geddy Lee's falsetto sounds like Burke Shelley's?

Another touchpoint to early Rush is the Led Zeppelin love - see the cover of blues standard Baby Please Don't Go - but Budgie also show the influence of the other giant of early 1970s proto-metal, Black Sabbath, with the doomy In the Grip of a Tyrefitter's Hand. The album isn't quite perfect - in particular, the slow dirge Parents is about two to three times longer than it really needs to be, with its whining vocals and its laid-back, uninspiring classic rock musical backing. Still, on the whole the album is a more than creditable slice of proto-metal with a good claim, considering Breadfan's insane pace, to be a foundational document of speed metal.

BUDGIE Squawk

Album · 1972 · Proto-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Budgie attempt to branch out and explore a softer, more acoustic sound on a couple of songs here - Rolling Home Again and Make Me Happy - but aside from those folk rock-inspired numbers this is mainly a continuation of the bluesy proto-metal of their debut, though leaning more towards Led Zeppelin than Black Sabbath in terms of their sound this time. Album closer Stranded approaches doom metal territory, whilst Young Is the World uses mellotron and a complex song structure in a stab at dabbling in progressive rock, and Hot as a Docker's Armpit deserves mention for its seamless marriage of furious riffs with hilarious lyrics, but otherwise the album's rather forgettable - a bit of a disappointment after the extremely capable debut.

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
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Traditional heavy metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Sad Wings Of Destiny Traditional heavy metal
JUDAS PRIEST
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
DEATH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Shelved Ambition Progressive Metal
FROZEN SAND
Buy this album from MMA partners
Prelude Progressive Metal
FROZEN SAND
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Awakening Thrash Metal
FALSE PROPHECY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Suenos De Hielo Progressive Metal
PAREIDOLIAN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Beautiful Sickness Alternative Metal
DREAMBLEED
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

?Requiem for a Scream?/Nozomu Wakai's DESTINIA
NOZOMU WAKAI’S DESTINIA
diamondblack· 4 days ago
MYRKUR - "Skaði" (Demo)
MYRKUR
Unitron· 5 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

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online