Having acquired a small cult following with its first album, Budgie offered a second dose of abrasive, forceful heavy metal that, like its predecessor, drew on influences ranging from Cream to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Budgie was a band that loved contrasts – the folk-ish qualities of "Make Me Happy" and the Beatlesque "Rolling Home Again" make hard-driving classics like "Hot as a Docker's Armpit," "Drugstore Woman," and "Rocking Man" seem all the more intense. For all its strengths, Squawk didn't turn Budgie into the well-known outfit it should have been. Budgie's followers were a devoted bunch, but unfortunately, there weren't nearly enough of them.
Often thought of as a cross between Black Sabbath and Rush, the underappreciated outfit has influenced countless acts. This 3CD compilation contains their 3 classic albums that were recorded for MCA and are regarded as classics of the Genre; Never Turn Your Back On A Friend, In For The Kill and Bandolier…
Half Moon's The Best of Budgie is a solid ten-track collection that rounds up many of the best moments from the heavy early-'70s trio Budgie, including "Breadfan," which was later popularized by Metallica…
Hybrids is a 1999 remix album by The Creatures (aka singer Siouxsie Sioux and percussionist Budgie). The tracks included are remixes of their songs recorded between 1998 and early 1999.
Now that the Banshees are no more, Budgie and wife Siouxsie Sioux have reactivated the Creatures project, this time permanently. The techno revolution has had no real affect on the Creatures' sound since 1989's Boomerang LP, mainly because Sioux and Budgie started mixing tribal drumbeats and electronic treatments way back in 1981. Fans of the Banshees will not be disappointed here, the arrangements are similar to Sioux's old band, and her imagery is still the stuff of bad dreams. This is a solid record, especially for Sioux, with a fresh sound that rivals her early-'80s albums with the Banshees. A step in the right direction for these punk/goth icons.
Boomerang is the second album to be released by British duo The Creatures (aka singer Siouxsie Sioux and musician Budgie). The album was recorded in Andalusia, Spain. One of the bluesier songs on this album, "Killing Time", was covered live by Jeff Buckley a few years later. At the time its release, the album was hailed by the British press. NME qualified it as "a rich and unsettling landscape of exotica" and Melody Maker stated that "Boomerang abounds with scarcely anticipated brilliance".
Budgie. One of the most underrated among hard rocking and heavy metal bands on this planet. "Deliver Us from Evil" had been their last effort before the project was on hiatus for more than two decades? The album starts with a solid rocker "Bored With Russia" and this is a promising opener…
You're All Living in Cuckooland is Budgie's eleventh album. Released in November 2006, it is their first official studio album in 24 years. It was accompanied by a UK tour.
The BBC Recordings was the last live compilation album by Welsh rock band Budgie. The tracks on this album were taken from five shows. Live compilation of 1972-1982 material.
"Radio Sessions 1974 & 1978" is a double live album by Welsh hard rock group Budgie. The album tracks were taken from two live concerts; one at the Global Village in London in 1974, the other in Los Angeles in 1978.