Budgie's Tony Bourge Returns After 27 Years
In May 1973 an unsuspecting world listened in awe as Bourge unleashed the riff to Budgie's Breadfan – a song later covered by Metallica. Forty years on, the hugely underrated six-stringer has a new 20-track album named Crank It Up – released under the moniker of Anthony Bourge.
Crank It Up contains a wide variety of styles, from riff-based rockers reminiscent of the metal Bourge forged with Budgie, to songs and instrumentals steeped in the blues, to ethereal pop numbers.
The album's Shw Mae Mama is a dark, heavy blues song – with a Welsh language chorus that translates as "How are you, Mama?" more on this story
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