Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (studio album) by Budgie

Never Turn Your Back On A Friend
Never Turn Your Back On A Friend by Budgie
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 5,970th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 53 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1973 (110th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,001st)
Award Best albums of all time (5,970th)
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Budgie bestography

Never Turn Your Back On A Friend is ranked 2nd best out of 17 albums by Budgie on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Budgie is Bandolier which is ranked number 5424 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 238.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 53 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.0/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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From 06/19/2020 13:22
I loved Budgie back in the day, especially as a live band. At their best they were awesome, but their early albums also included some weird stuff. This album is typical of their 70s work. The opener Breadfan was an absolute classic and became a mainstay of their live sets. The closer Parents is another wonderful track. But the rest of the album is rather hit and miss.

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From 10/22/2019 16:52
If you don't have any Budgie and like early heavy rock music the do yourself a favour and get this album and Bandolier, both classics. Budgie we a band that were just so good it was unbelievable that they never hit the really big time. I suppose they just did not get the exposure they deserved, unlike the like of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple or Led Zeppelin at the time. Sadly I never got to see them live, even though I purchased my first copy of Bandolier in 1976, what was I thinking.

Burke Shelly produces some soaring vocals and classic bass line, and Tony Bourge guitar work is some of the best you will hear, and this is all held together and complimented by the drumming engine of Ray Phillips. They just knew how to work together as a tight 3 piece, probably had to as nowhere to hide in a 3 piece unit.
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From 02/18/2018 10:53
I have a theory about great album covers and great albums which I will often reference in comments. This is a classic example, fantastic cover with an amazing album within. Did Budgie want to be taken seriously though, with track names like 'You're the Best Thing Since Powdered Milk' and 'In the Grip of a Tyrefitters Hand'. The thing I love about Budgie is that they moved from really heavy material to the almost ethereal like 'You Know I'll Always Love You'. Great drum solo at the beginning of 'Powdered Milk'. The guitar work on 'Parents' is superb! Get it on vinyl if you can.
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