Book: Budgie's first three albums
Limited-edition book about the early days of the influential Welsh rockers, from 1967 to 1973
The book is available now. See the 'Order Book' page or contact Chris.Pikenz@gmail.com
Printed on high-quality 113gsm matte art paper
Over 300 pages and nearly 300 images
Includes photos on stage, off-stage and in the studio (many of which you won't have seen before),
gig flyers, ticket stubs, songwriting contracts, royalty statements, MCA
promotional flyers, press clippings, etc).
Includes lots of interview material from Ray Phillips, Burke Shelley and
Tony Bourge. There are photos and comments from photographer Fin Costello, and comments from
Windsor Walby – who funded Budgie's trip to London in 1970 to record a demo.
The book has a soft cover, but it's reasonably durable 350gsm card.
The dimensions of the book are 21.5cm by 16.5cm (or 8.5" by 6.5").
Follow-up book In Pecking Order: Budgie 1974-79 is now also available. It kicks off with 1974's In For The Kill, 40 years after its release, then explores the heady heights of 1975's chart album Bandolier, 1976's debut for A&M, If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules, and 1978's finely crafted Impeckable. See here for details and to order the book.