Tag Archives: Budgie

RAMzine Classic: Budgie's 1971 Debut

RAMzine Classic: Budgie’s 1971 Debut

One of the most underrated bands in the history of heavy rock, Budgie. They formed in 1967 in South Wales and used various names including Ten Ton Budgie, before settling on just Budgie. According to founding member Burke Shelley this was because he “loved the idea of playing noisy, heavy rock” however calling themselves “after something diametrically opposed to that”. Shelley ...

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Budgie… Lay it on Thick!

Five albums by Welsh rock legends Budgie are being rereleased on 12” 180 gram vinyl, all featuring Burke Shelley (vocals/bass) and Steve Williams (drums) with guitarists Tony Bourge and John (JT) Thomas. If I Were Briannia I’d Waive The Rules and Impeckable were the last two albums to feature co-founder guitarist Tony Bourge (Myf Issac added second guitar love on ...

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A brief history lesson from Lips of Anvil

Victoria Purcell caught up with Lips of Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, at MetalDays Festival 2015, in Slovenia. See the full interview here. During the interview we were discussing the fact that Anthrax and Megadeath have been recorded a lot over the years (in interviews) saying that Anvil were a band that influenced them. Lips explained “All that happened was that ...

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