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4.8 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (17 Jan. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Noteworthy
  • ASIN: B0007LEAU8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,405 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
If you are a Budgie fan you will already have this album on vinyl, cassette, 8 track cartridge, CD and any other format they have or will invent.
To put things in context - in the days before the internet, e-mail etc you had to either a) read the NME every week (it was still good then) or b) stay up till an ungodly hour and watch BBC2's The Old Grey Whistle Test on a Saturday night to catch up with what was new and rocking in the music world. And in 1973 Budgie appeared on OGWT.
Oh. My. God.
The song they played was Breadfan. And it was jaw-dropping. A riff to cap all riffs. It was superb.
Having been suitably gob-smacked I bought this album and, despite the poor production, it has a quality collection of songs. Admittedly there is a cover on there (Baby Please Don't Go) and there is a drum solo (music crime #1) but apart from that it rocks at one hell of a pace and caused the Melody Maker at the time to write an obituary for Led Zeppelin, as Budgie had assumed the mantle of The No 1 British Heavy Rock Band.
This album's highlights (Breadfan, In The Grip Of A Tyrefitters Hand and Parents) still sound fresh today. Quality songwriting never really ages. And if you buy the latest reissue you get to see the OGWT clip too. Irresistible.
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I have in fact tried to review this before but it didn't take. third time lucky perhaps.
This is a fantastic record. Genre defining heavy rock which still sounds as fresh and influential as it did 30 years ago. Why Budgie don't still sell out stadiums is one of the great mysteries of life.They are constantly namechecked by the likes of Metallica but despite this remain in the second division these days. The music is supreme with the legendary riff of "Breadfan" still giving goosebumps to all who hear it.
Budgie are back on the road with the brain meltingly brilliant young guitarist Simon Lees adding an even greater edge to their sound and should be checked out by as many rock fans as possible.
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Never Turn Your Back On A Friend is by far the best album ever produced, and it was done in the classic year of all rock years 1973. This album is pure rock at it's best. Starting off with the power of Bredfan and then going into one of the best cover versions of a song I have ever heard in my life. Baby Please Don't Go. The stereo panning on this album is totally awesome and so is the recording. This album stands it's test of time when it comes to recording engineering. I notice a lot of reviews on bandolier being there best album. Well I had all of Budgies albums on vinyl back in the 70's, and I would have to say that the first 3 albums they made, were by far the best. Bandolier is good album but nothing more. it's far from a classic as NTYOAF is. And no were near Squawk for that matter. But never the less I love budgie, they are a class act, and were very underated in there heyday, compared to the likes of sabbath and zepplin. But in honestly budgie were in their class easily, but never got the mention in the press as much as the others.
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Don't buy this for the extra tracks.

I have the original on vinyl having backtracked to this from Bandolier in the 70's. Overall this is less even than Bandolier. It is worth it for In the Grip of a Tyre Fitter's Hand with Baby Please Don't Go, Parents and Breadfan as supporting material.

The 2003 version of Breadfan is strange, it doesn't work for me. The acoustic version of Parents is interesting but that is all. A live 1973 version of Breadfan doesn't sound much different to the studio version.

The reproduction onto CD is good, with a satisfying thump from bass and drums coming through as trios seem to need that at times.

As regards the comments about Burke Shelly not liking heavy rock. Well, there are a lot of us doing day jobs to fund the things we really like doing, and maybe Burke was one of those people. Was Blackmore any less a rock guitarist given his supposed passion for French chamber music?
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I left Budgie alone for many years after seeing them described as 'pedestrian.' They may be many things, but after hearing this album, 'pedestrian' is one of the last words I'd think of. Most of their riff-laden music rattles along at a cracking pace and the less-frenetic moments, especially on 'Riding My Nightmare,' reveal their craftsmanship.
I had heard 'In The Grip Of A Tyrefitter's Hand' before and this is my favourite track, being intense and dramatic. 'Parents' is another highlight and the acoustic version is a welcome bonus. Throughout the album, however, there's so much going on. It isn't all about heavy-riffing, though they do have more licks than an affectionate dog. There are many effortless mood changes and Ray Phillips does a lot more than keep time on the skins.
I have only two gripes. Firstly, 'You're The Biggest Thing...' (as a previous reviewer has noted) begins with the dreaded drum solo and never really gets off the ground. Secondly, though the production is decent, I don't think it makes the most of the band's attributes. For me, it is a tad on the light side, though it's only a minor complaint. I'll certainly be investigating their other albums.
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