Latest update on 30/06/2020

Artist: Budgie
Author: Tony Bourge/Burke Shelley/Ray Phillips
Label: MCA
Year: 1973

On their lp Never Turn Your Back On A Friend, first editions of which held part of Winston Churchill's I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat speech, removed following copyright objections.



Metallica [B-side of Harvester Of Sorrow]


Red Hot Chili Peppers [intro Around The World]

Hail to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' originality on Californication, apart from that album's kicks off. Where have we heard that intro to Around The World before? Metallica first pops to mind, Metallica at its most NWOBHM. It was all New Wave Of British Heavy Metal in their apprentice days, nothing but Diamond Head, Def Leppard, Blitzkrieg and Budgie bouncing off the walls of their practice room; see their cover compilation Garage Inc. Continental Europe failed to dig a band like Budgie, while in England stadium populations headbanged to the Budgie beat, air guitar riffing away like in Breadfan, main jem of their lp Never Turn Your Back On A Friend. Not the only track Metallica cut (they also covered Crash Cource In Brain Surgery), but Breadfan's the intro the Chili Peppers copied.


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