Thursday, March 03, 2005


Way (way) less subtle than Led Zeppelin, less mystical (and less jazzy) than Black Sabbath, and not nearly as technical as Deep Purple or even Uriah Heep, is Budgie.

Slow, lumbering, bottom-heavy, metalicious, cheaply recorded, lyrics that don't make sense, vocals that sound like a cross between Geddy Lee, Bon Scott, and the guy from Nazareth - they have it all.

Speaking of Geddy Lee, Budgie may be the only band in history that outdoes pre-Neil-Peart RUSH (think "Working Man") in terms of the aforementioned qualities.

And the beginning of "Breadfan" sounds like the beginning of "Welcome to the Jungle".

Those of you who may be reading this at work, and who are my co-workers, I have some of this stuff here right now. The rest of you, get P2Ping.


Is that the same Budgie that played drums for Siouxie and the Banshees?
For the sake of both bands, I certainly hope not.