Budgie (album)

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Budgie
Budgie - Budgie.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1971
Recorded1971
StudioRockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales
GenreHeavy metal
Length40:54
LabelKapp/MCA
ProducerRodger Bain
Budgie chronology
Budgie
(1971)
Squawk
(1972)

Budgie is the debut album of Welsh rock band Budgie. It was released in June 1971 through MCA Records. The US version on Kapp Records includes "Crash Course in Brain Surgery", originally released as a single and covered by Metallica on their 1987 EP The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited. "Homicidal Suicidal" has also been covered by the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. Canadian band Thrush Hermit covered "Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman" on the album All Technology Aside, included on the 2010 The Complete Recordings box set.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Sounds criticized the album as being somewhat nondescript, but praised it for having "a lot of good natured foot-tapping music" and concluded "I certainly find it infinitely preferable to Black Sabbath, and I have the feeling that Budgie might develop into something a lot more interesting."[2]

In a brief retrospective review, AllMusic declared that "For those seriously interested in metal's development, bombastic treasures like 'Homicidal Suicidal,' and 'Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman' are essential listening."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge and Ray Phillips.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Guts"4:21
2."Everything in My Heart"0:52
3."The Author"6:28
4."Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman"8:41
Side two
No.TitleLength
5."Rape of the Locks"6:13
6."All Night Petrol"5:57
7."You and I"1:41
8."Homicidal Suicidal"6:41
2004 remaster bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
9."Crash Course in Brain Surgery" (single, alternate mix)2:36
10."Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman" (single edit)4:08
11."Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman" (2003 version)3:45
12."Guts" (2003 version)3:53

Personnel[edit]

Budgie
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Budgie - Budgie". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 January 2006.
  2. ^ Peacock, Steve (28 August 1971). "Album Reviews". Sounds. Spotlight Publications. p. 18.