Song of the Day: Budgie – “Breadfan”

Happy birthday wishes to Budgie frontman and bassist Burke Shelley, who turns 69 years old today. Budgie has been cited as an influence by several famous rock bands, notably Metallica, who have covered this track as well as “Crash Course in Brain Surgery.” Often compared to Led Zeppelin and Rush (Shelley sounds like both Robert Plant and Geddy Lee at times), Budgie might not be a band that has as big of an audience as Metallica or some of the other bands they’ve influenced, but they have some seriously cool and hard-rockin’ stuff that is worth going back and discovering if you haven’t given them a listen.

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