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". Budgie formed in 1967 in Cardiff, Wales under the name Hills Contemporary Grass. Their original line-up consisted of Burke Shelley on vocals and bass, Tony Bourge on guitar and vocals, and Ray. The band originally formed under such names as Hills Contemporary Grass and Six Ton Budgie. Burke Shelley has said that the band's name came from the fact that he, "loved the idea of playing noisy, heavy rock, but calling ourselves after something diametrically opposed to that".
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Budgie is the debut album of Welsh rock band Budgie. It was released in June 1971 through MCA Records. Homicidal Suicidal" has also been covered by the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden.
Featuring a mix of 15 instrumental tracks and 29 vocal tracks of Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz, Tango & Viennese Waltz, this extraordinary album will instantly get you in the mood to heat up the dance floor. Rhythm/Style: Standard.