UK doom rockers Alunah have released a cover of Budgie’s »Breadfan« from the forthcoming tribute album »Never Turn Your Back On A Friend: 50 Years Later«, out on June 30th, 2023 via Pale Wizard Records.
01. Alunah – Breadfan
02. Firegarden – Baby Please Don’t Go
03. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – You Know I’ll Always Love You
04. Regulus – You’re The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk
05. Syncolima – In The Grip Of A Tyrefitter’s Hand
06. Great Electric Quest – Riding My Nightmare
07. Sergeant Thunderhoof – Parents
08. La Chinga – Guts (Bonus Track)
09. Low Voltage – Forearm Smash (Bonus Track)
10. Solar Sons – Melt The Ice Away (Bonus Track)
Courtesy of Pale Wizard Records:
In June 1973, a little trio from Cardiff in Wales called Budgie released their third album »Never Turn Your Back On A Friend«. Recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios, this album firmly cemented their legacy as a dynamic force to be reckoned with in the hard rock movement of the early seventies. With their music being covered by the likes of Van Halen, Iron Maiden and Metallica, it is clear that Budgie have left an enduring mark upon the music world as we know it.
»Never Turn Your Back On A Friend« built upon the hard rocking and progressive elements of their first two records, helped along nicely by the now legendary opening song »Breadfan«.
Tragically in 2022, their lead singer, bassist and founding member Burke Shelley passed away at the age of 71. Now in 2023, exactly fifty years after it’s original release, we pay tribute to this awesome album.