UK Heavy Rockers Sergeant Thunderhoof have released a cover version of Budgie’s “Parents.” The track is taken from the forthcoming album “Never Turn Your Back On A Friend: 50 Years Later.” A 50th anniversary tribute to the classic LP by Budgie, set to release on June 30, 2023 via Pale Wizard Records. The entire record recreating with a host of the best underground Hard Rock, Psych and Stoner bands. Stream the track through the YouTube player below:
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.
Pre-Order the album on Bandcamp: https://palewizardrecords.bandcamp.com/album/never-turn-your-back-on-a-friend-50-years-later
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)
Jim Camp / Bass
Darren Ashman / Drums
Mark Sayer / Guitars
Dan Flitcroft / Vocals