Budgie (hard rock band from Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales)

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Budgie are a Welsh hard rock band from Cardiff. They are described by author Garry 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 (NWOBHM) and acts such as Metallica) being played as early as 1971. The band has been noted as "among the heaviest metal of its day".

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Year Title RatingReleases
1971 Budgie 4.5 4
1972 Squawk 3
1973 Never Turn Your Back on a Friend 3
1974 In for the Kill 2
1975 Bandolier 3
1976 If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules 2
1978 Impeckable 3
1980 Power Supply 3
1981 Nightflight 3
1982 Deliver Us From Evil 1
2006 You're All Living in Cuckooland 1
Budgie 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1975 Best of Budgie 2
1996 The Definitive Anthology: An Ecstasy of Fumbling 1
1998 The Very Best of Budgie 1
2004 The Last Stage 1
2016 The MCA Albums 1973-1975 1
Best of 1
Greatest Hits 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Heavier Than Air: Rarest Eggs 1
2002 Life in San Antonio 1
2006 The BBC Recordings 1
We Came, We Saw 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1980 If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomitting 1

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