Album Details

RELEASE
1972
LABEL
Roadrunner Records
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Prog-Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, British Metal

Album Review

Having acquired a small cult following with its first album, Budgie offered a second dose of abrasive, forceful heavy metal that, like its predecessor, drew on influences ranging from Cream to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Budgie was a band that loved contrasts -- the folk-ish qualities of "Make Me Happy" and the Beatlesque "Rolling Home Again" make hard-driving classics like "Hot as a Docker's Armpit," "Drugstore Woman," and "Rocking Man" seem all the more intense. For all its strengths, Squawk didn't turn Budgie into the well-known outfit it should have been. Budgie's followers were a devoted bunch, but unfortunately, there weren't nearly enough of them.
Alex Henderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Whiskey River
  2. Rocking Man
  3. Rolling Home Again
  4. Make Me Happy
  5. Hot as a Docker's Armpit
  6. Drugstore Woman
  7. Bottled
  8. Young Is a World
  9. Stranded