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The Best Of Budgie Extra tracks


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  • Audio CD (20 Mar. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B000005RDY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,239 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Breadfan
2. In The Grip Of A Tyre Fitter's Hand
3. I Ain't No Mountain
4. In For The Kill
5. I Can't See My Feelings
6. Napoleon Bona Part I & II
7. Parents
8. Hammer and Tongs
9. Breaking All The House Rules
10. Zoom Club

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John on 15 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I had been looking at buying this for a while having been reminded about them probably by Amazon when purchasing other rock albums of that era. The first and last time I saw Budgie was at Reading festival back in 1980, they sounded OK but weren't a band I'd knew of at the time so didnt really appreciate them as much as I should have. So, reading the reviews on here I decided to have another listen, always looking for new 'old' stuff from years gone by, and I've got to say, the music really hits the spot and I've only played the CD right through the once! "Parents" stood out as did Napoleon Bona Part I & II.
To say they are Heavy Metal rather does them an injustice, they are much more subtle than that suggests, some of it is quite "Bluesy" whilst some reminded me of "Wings" and even "T-Rex" (That might just be me though)?
The vocals are very distinctive and might not be to everyones taste but, none the less, if you're like me and like to find some more obscure rock bands to add to your collection then I would definetly recommend it! I'll probably add one or two more of their albums to my collection on the strength of this album.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Szweda on 11 Jan. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Budgie are one of the forgotten 'heroes' of seventies heavy rock. They paid they dues, wrote some good songs and some good-ish albums. The covers were what attracted most people when perusing the record racks: evocative, Sci-Fi paintings by Roger Dean. A shame that this album has such a boring cover - the Budgie crew were not exactly handsome chaps at the best of times.... but could they rock!
I recall an excellent gig they did - one of so many for this busy band - in Northampton back in the early-ish seventies... hot sweaty, loud, powerful stuff. Many of the highlights of their set and their career are on this album - I particularly like the track 'Breadfan'.... the bass belts out in awesome fashion. The dimunitive boss of the group whose name escapes me, he wrote most of the songs, played the bass, and it's his impressively wide ranging vocals we hear so well here. I remember he looked like Charles Hawtrey from the Carry On films but who cares when you can turn out songs as good as this.
All their own work and mighty fine stuff it is..... no seventies heavy rock collection is complete without something from Budgie. At least they get to stay in the catalogue even if all their albums have yet to be turned into CDs.....
One of my other favourites, 'Hustler' seemed to have vanished without a trace and I saw them as the support for no less a band than Queen in 1974!
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By "hardkoreginger2" on 1 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD
When my dad said I should check out Budgie as I had just got into old fashioned (but quality) heavy metal, I was skeptical. I mean after all Budgie is an awful name!
But this cd is genuinely enjoyable, with enough significant songs to be regularly played. Breadfan and Breaking all the House Rules are amazing, but NApolean stands apart, it really is fantastic.
Budgie have a really raw rock sound, (especially as there is only 3 of them), that sets them apart. I think they are worthy of a place in the cd collection!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
...sadly they didnt,forever lost in the lower divisions of the heavy rock world,they never reached the level that they deserved,this compilation will illustrate why, the naff cover and even poorer booklet dont do justice to this great band,the average sound quality dosent help either,it was ever thus for this group.

The actual music is superb,thundering riffs(some poached later by other bands),beautiful acoustic moments and some searing lead guitar playing confirms that Budgie were genuinely unlucky not to have reached a higher level.Forever consigned it would appear to playing as a support band in my youth,saw them support - Gillan/Ozzy and Rush(i think),always a pleasure to see live,this is a decent intro,a proper compilation remastered is surely in order.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Dec. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD of early seventies hard rock although the vocals take a bit of getting used to. Unlike other Budgie releases that has a classic Roger Dean cover this one is really awful and needs repacking. Remember don't be put off by the cover, this is a great value cd (offered at £3.33 when I checked) and is highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alkydale on 5 Feb. 2012
Format: Audio CD
First Budgie album I've owned after watching them on Youtube and it didn't disappoint! Brilliant start with 'Breadfan' which is still covered by Metallica in their live shows. Great variety of tunes and well worth a listen.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Alan Burridge on 15 May 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Spurred into digging out this CD again after seeing the band live at Mr. Kyps in Poole on September 21st, (for the second year running - check their website, they're on tour and may be playing at a venue near you!), the tracks covered here are excellent. I originally got into Budgie in 1968 with their first album, tempted partly by the sleeve and the publicity surrounding the band at the time, and also the intriguing 'Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman' song title; which is as strangely quirky today as it was back then. And they didn't stop there, either, as 'In The Grip Of A Tyrefitter's Hand' also on here justifies. Budgie reformed partly due to a DJ in Texas playing their tracks and a cult-following building from the airplay, and thankfully enough fans remember them vividly as an excellent live band which enable's Budgie to keep selling out venues like Mr. Kyps on an annual basis. Here we have 'Breadfan,' covered by Metallica a few years ago, and again added to their impetus to reform. 'I Ain't No Mountain' is their take on a ballad, and a splendid one at that, and 'Napoleon Bona Part I & II' is to Budgie what 'Starway To Heaven' is to Led Zeppelin and 'Ace of Spades' is to Motorhead - their absolute classic in my opinion, even though others might disagree, it's a stormer. If you've never heard Budgie's music this is great as an intro. And although, as the reviewer below notes that "the cover is a bit naff!" yes, it is, but the 'don't judge a book by the cover' adage also works here: it's the music that matters, and it's terrific!
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