Budgie

Budgie
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Budgie were a Welsh heavy metal band from Cardiff. The band formed in 1967, and the following year recorded a demo; in 1971, their first album (of blues-oriented hard rock), produced by Rodger Bain, was released by MCA. The band, a classic power trio with the occasional keyboard player, released ten albums, with MCA, A&M, and RCS, between 1971 and 1982, attracting a fair number of fans and achieving modest commercial success. Budgie were one of the earliest heavy metal bands, and according to Garry Sharpe-Young they were a seminal influence to many acts of that scene, particularly the so-called new wave of British heavy metal, and later acts such as Metallica. The band has been noted as "among the heaviest metal of its day."

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LabelsMCA, A&M, RCA, NPL
RelatedTredegar
Previous membersDuncan Mackay Jim Simpson Robert "Congo" Jones Andy Hart Simon Lees Huw Lloyd-Langton
Years of activity1967–1987, 1995–1996, 1999–2010

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