An alternate vision of the 1974-1978 Radio Sessions CD released a few years ago, this live Capital Radio broadcast opens with DJs Nicky Horne and Roger Scott swapping scene-setting banter ("about thousand youngsters not overcrowded, very comfortable out on the floor and not a streaker in sight"), and then kicks into a "Breadfan" that reminds us why Budgie deserve so very much more than the second division metallurgist tag that normally accompanies mention of their name.
With Burke Shelley
already sounding like his voice has been through the wringer, but the
band hitting warpspeed around him, its the traditional Budgie blend
of skull-pounding riffs and heartwarming melodies, colliding in the most
unexpected places again and again and again. Six songs comprise the hour
long broadcast - an impassioned "Powdered Milk," "Hammer
And Tongs," "Parents," "Rocking Man" and, best
of all, a "Zoom Club" that really does zoom, soaring from sublime
high to deafening peak around one of the slinkiest, most seductive rhythmic
riffs ever conceived.
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