Pale Wizard Records Launch Kickstarter For Budge Tribute Album
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 its original release, Pale Wizard Records plan to pay tribute to this awesome album.
Just over halfway through the crowd funding campaign and Pale Wizard Records have almost doubled their target. They've been blown away from the response. It's really heart-warming to see so much love for this often over-looked Power Trio from Wales! Get involved by clicking HERE
Just some of the epic lineup of acts to be taking part in this release:
Great Electric Quest
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Each band will be taking on one of the songs in their own style. All of the songs have already been completed and we're so pleased with how they sound! Pale Wizard will be featuring different bands throughout the Kickstarter campaign so you can get to learn more about them and also hear their connections and feelings regarding this project and Budgie.