Budgie- If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting

Budgie- If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting

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Label: Noteworthy

Reissued 2016, Originally released 1980

If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting is a 12" EP by Budgie released in July 1980 on Active Records, a sublabel of RCA. Budgie's music is often described as a cross between the progressive textures of Rush and the heaviness of Black Sabbath. Burke Shelley's vocals have been compared to Geddy Lee due to his similar approach of high-pitched banshee wails (incidentally, Shelley and Lee are also the bass players in their respective power-trio bands). Although Budgie remained quite obscure during their early career, many future stars of hard rock/metal have cited them as an important influence and covered their songs, including Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Van Halen, Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden.

Track listing:

  1. Wildfire
  2. High School Girls
  3. Panzer Division Destroyed
  4. Lies of Jim (The E -Type Lover)