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Very Best of Extra tracks, Import

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Import-only collection from the British Hard Rock/Metal outfit. The Best Of Budgie features classic tracks lifted from their mid '70s albums including Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973), In For The Kill (1974) and Bandolier (1976). 10 tracks total. Spectrum.

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

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 21, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Half Moon UK
  • ASIN: B000005RDY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,677 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Marcelo M. M. Costa on January 21, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This title is one of the best the "The Best Of" compilations I've ever heard. I own other "best of" CDs but they usually deliver the commercial songs of the band or artist. I don't really know if it's due to the fact that Budgie was not a commercial blast, but this CD shows the essence of the band and is certainly a very good acquisition for anyone who likes true hard rock / heavy metal.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Paul Noseworthy on January 8, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Ive been working in the entertainment business for year's(live sound)and had the extreme pleasure of working with budgie back in the 70's.the best of budgie disc is a great representation of songs they wre playing then.THIS BAND is straight ahead no frill's kick [butt] rock at it's finest,and this disc showcases there talent nicely.
...n fan forever
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 7, 1999
Format: Audio CD
They may not have been Zeppelin, but they could rock! This album is a good overview of the three albums it covers, but to really appreciate Budgie at their raw, rockin' best, you should get the first, eponymous album - it's basic and brilliant! That said, you should BUY THIS NOW!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Harry Tuttle on October 27, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I haven't listen to any Budgie since the late 70's, not long ago my 13yr. old daughter was listening to Metallica's remake of Breadfan, I'd forgotten how Budgie rips so I pulled out the old LP's put on the Best of and enjoyed the great selection of songs! If your a Budgie fan this is a good representation on of early Budgie tunes. My daughter thinks it rocks!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Cabrera on January 26, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Well I feel almost ashamed as a Metal fan for not having listened to this group MUCH sooner! Their music (atleast the early stuff) is phenomonal. I know it's been mentioned before that they were an influence on Metallica, and listingeing to a few songs here it's blairingly apparent why! Breadfan reminds me much of the setup for "Master Of Puppets" (though Metallica also covered this song on "Garage Inc.").
The lead singer is a bit nazally and highstrung, but considering some of the other early acts of the time (Ozzy in Sabbath) this wasn't that odd. But the guy here really can deliver lyrics in a special way. They are always exciting and clear, and often border between bizzaar and just plain creepy ("baby lying in a womb, are you free or in a tomb?).
If their other albums weren't all upwards of $20, you bet I'd be snatching them up too. Though I understand they fell to the deadly foe of metal that was 80s commercialism, all the stuff on this CD is solid. And for the life of me, I don't know why I "Aint No Mountain" wasn't a Billboard chart topper. It's the poppiest and most easily accessable of the bunch. Breadfan is just a speed demon of a song, a slug fest of lyrics and guitar. Parents is, as mentioned before, epic. "Breaking All The House Rules" and "Hammer and Tongs" had a surprising blues feel to them, for a metal band, but were pretty awesome too! I highly advise any fan of metal and hard rock to pick this up! It's a true classic and a treasure!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Chandran on October 22, 2007
Format: Audio CD
i like hard rock selectively - i generally buy compilations unless - there are superlative individual albums - like paranoid or machine head or led zep 2.

i bought this collection over getting bandolier individually and was pleasantly surprised.

superlative!!!

breadfan, in the grip ... (what a dramatic riff at the end), napolean bonaparte, parents are all standout tracks!

i think the band would have been more successful if they had been lucky to find a great guitarist - like page or blackmore or iommi or rhoads.

when i bought this this was pretty much the only disk i listened to for 2 months! and predictably i tired of it (as you will with any album). but for that two months it was great.

i enjoyed it so much that i bought an extra two for a couple of friends - it seemed the natural thing to do given that the cd was so cheap.

i now occasinally listen to this and enjoy it.

get it man!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eugene Axe on March 30, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Speaking of Crash Courses, where the hell is Crash Course in Brain Surgery?

Despite that obvious omission (prob due to copyright issues), this disc does include Breadfan, with its intricately picked rhythm guitar in all its original glory. Metallica's 1988 cover version is probably better, but the 1973 (1973!) original is still a classic of proto-speed metal. And if you listen closely to the intro of Breadfan, especially at the first drum beat, it's obvious "Welcome to the Jungle" (and GNRs entire brief career) owes a HUGE debt of gratitude to this song.

Also recommended: Typefitter's Hand; I Can't See My Feelings; I Ain't No Mountain; & Napoleon.

Check these guys out. This Best Of collection is an underrated gem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ringnut on December 15, 2009
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This is a trip down memory lane for me. Saw this band in Birmingham England when Bandolier came out in 1975. Never thought I would hear Napoleon B 1 and 2 on DVD. Well the're all available now and this taster presents a good cross section of their work. They were a very underated band. Good solid classic rock.
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Budgie Question
Tony Bourge got together with original Budgie drummer Ray Phillips to form Tredegar (very much in the Budgie mould) and was still playing up to the mid-late 90's. He has since retired from the music business and by all accounts living happily in Wales. Hope that helps
Dec 1, 2008 by Colin Logue |  See all 3 posts
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