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the philosopher
4 stars An exciting and balanced record.

Bandolier was my first meating with Budgie and is still my favourite '70 hardrock record. The riffs are even more relaxing than in the earlier In For The Kill and Never Turn Your Back To A Friend records. Their sound is very balanced and Burke Shelly's sang gets better and better.

Breaking all the House Rules is not only a brilliant chosen title, but also an excellent starting track. It shows the talent of good song writing and rhythms to fell in love with. After these seven minutes of nice rhythm-building budgie shows their softer side in Slipaway. Other highlights on the record are Who do you want for your love and Napoleon Bona part 1&2.

The metal roots in this record are limited to Napoleon Bona part 2; the other songs are more blues and (hard-)rock orientated with many excellent riffs.

A record worth four stars, but don't expect a progressive record. It's just very good hardrock!

the philosopher | 4/5 |


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