BUDGIE - POWER SUPPLY incl INSERT - ACTIVE Records 12" Vinyl LP Album

This is the genuine Active Record release of "Power Supply" the 1980 studio album released by the British Heavy Metal band "Budgie". The album was recorded at – The Old Mill Rockfield and produced by Dave Charles.

This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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Collectors information / Album Description: 

In the world of heavy metal history, certain bands stand as titans of the genre, their music etching an indelible mark on the musical landscape. Among these giants, British Heavy Metal outfit Budgie holds a place of distinction, and their 1980 studio album "Power Supply", released under Active Records, solidified their legacy as pioneers of the metal movement. With its electrifying sound, compelling album details insert, and iconic cover art by Adrian Chesterman, "Power Supply" remains a testament to Budgie's power and influence.

Forging a Metal Masterpiece

Recorded at The Old Mill Rockfield, "Power Supply" emerged from the fiery forge of creative passion. The album showcases Budgie's signature fusion of hard rock and heavy metal, a sound that both shaped and was shaped by the burgeoning metal scene. The album's tracks are a sonic journey through the intense energy and gritty determination that defined the band's musical vision.

Red-Hot Insert: The Heartbeat of the Album

One of the defining features of this release is the vivid RED insert, a burst of color that captures the intensity of the music within. This insert doesn't merely serve as an accessory; it's a portal into the album's universe. Embedded within its crimson expanse are the album details, a tantalizing glimpse into the tracks that await the listener. As the vinyl spins, the insert's presence ensures that the audience remains connected to the album's heart and soul.

A Snapshot of Metal Mastery

"Power Supply" unleashed its sonic onslaught in 1980, delivering a potent dose of metal magic to a hungry audience. The album captures the raw energy of the era while embracing the evolving sound of metal. Budgie's sonic exploration and instrumental prowess are evident in every track, from the thundering rhythms to the scorching guitar work. The album's production, helmed by both Dave Charles and the band themselves, adds a layer of depth to the already formidable music.

Artistry in Every Detail

The visual impact of an album often plays a crucial role in its allure. Adrian Chesterman's cover art for "Power Supply" is a testament to this fact. The cover encapsulates the album's essence, depicting a figure harnessing the power of lightning, mirroring the energy and intensity of the music itself. The synergy between the artwork and the album's sonic landscape creates a cohesive and captivating experience for listeners and collectors alike.

Unveiling the Maestros Behind the Music

"Power Supply" not only introduced listeners to Budgie's electrifying sound but also showcased the remarkable talents of the band's members:

- Burke Shelley: As the vocalist and bassist, Shelley's distinctive voice and powerful bass lines provide the anchor for the band's music.

- Big John Thomas: His guitar prowess ignites the tracks with searing solos and intricate melodies that define Budgie's sonic signature.

- Steve Williams: The rhythmic force behind the drums, Williams infuses the music with energy and precision, driving the album's thunderous beats.

This album includes the RED insert with album details. "Power Supply" was released in 1980

Music Genre:

 British Hard Rock

Album Production information:

 The album: "Power Supply" was produced by: Dave Charles and Budgie

Dave Charles - Producer

Adrian Chesterman - Cover Art

Record Label Information:

 Active Records ACT LP 1

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+LP) weight: 200 gram  

Year & Country:

 1980 Made in England
Band Members and Musicians on: Budgie Power Supply
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Burke Shelley - Vocals, bass
  • Big John Thomas - Guitar
  • Steve Williams - Drums
Track Listing of: "Power Supply"

The Songs/tracks on "Power Supply" are

  1. Forearm Smash (5:40)
  2. Hellbender (3:25)
  3. Heavy Revolution (4:28)
  4. Gunslinger (5:03)
  5. Power Supply (3:41)
  6. Secrets In My Head (3:58)
  7. Time To Remember (5:27)
  8. Crime Against The World (5:36)


Front Cover Photo Of BUDGIE - Power Supply Insert Active 12" Vinyl LP Album


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Photo Of The Back Cover BUDGIE - Power Supply Insert Active 12" Vinyl LP Album


BUDGIE - Power Supply Insert Active 12" Vinyl LP Album back cover

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BUDGIE - Power Supply Insert Active 12" Vinyl LP Album custom inner sleeve

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"Power Supply" Yellow Color ACTIVE Record Label Details: ACT LP 1 ℗ 1980 Active Records Sound Copyright

Close up of Side One record's label "Power Supply" Yellow Color ACTIVE Record Label Details: ACT LP 1 ℗ 1980 Active Records Sound Copyright

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Budgie band's history:

Formed in Cardiff, Wales, in 1967, Budgie is a rock band that left an indelible mark on the music landscape with their innovative sound and dynamic performances. Comprising Burke Shelley (vocals/bass), Tony Bourge (guitar), and Ray Phillips (drums), the original lineup emerged as one of the pioneers of the hard rock and heavy metal genres.

Budgie's self-titled debut album, released in 1971, introduced their distinctive style, characterized by intricate guitar work, powerful basslines, and Shelley's unique vocal delivery. Their second album, "Squawk," further solidified their reputation for combining hard rock with progressive elements, earning them a dedicated fanbase.

In 1972, Ray Phillips was replaced by Pete Boot on drums, marking a pivotal moment in Budgie's evolution. Their album "Never Turn Your Back on a Friend" (1973) garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, featuring the hit song "Breadfan." The album's combination of heavy riffs and Shelley's emotive vocals established Budgie as a force to be reckoned with in the emerging heavy metal scene.

"Budgie" (1971) and "In for the Kill!" (1974) continued to showcase their sonic prowess, while "Bandolier" (1975) and "If I Were Britannia I'd Waive the Rules" (1976) ventured into more progressive territories, emphasizing their musical versatility.

Budgie's lineup underwent changes over the years, with Steve Williams replacing Pete Boot on drums and Myf Isaac joining as keyboardist. Despite lineup shifts, the band maintained their commitment to innovation. The late 1970s saw the release of "Impeckable" (1978) and "Power Supply" (1980), the latter showcasing their signature blend of hard rock and progressive influences.

The 1980s marked a shift as Budgie pursued new musical directions. While their popularity slightly waned, their legacy remained influential. The band eventually disbanded in 1988, but their impact endured. Many bands, including Metallica and Soundgarden, cited Budgie as an inspiration.

In 1995, Burke Shelley reformed Budgie with new members. The band continued to perform live and released new material, showcasing their enduring relevance. Despite lineup changes, Shelley remained the sole constant member.

Budgie's legacy continues to resonate. Their ability to blend hard rock, progressive rock, and heavy metal set them apart, influencing generations of musicians. Their intricate compositions, powerful performances, and pioneering spirit have secured their place in rock history, cementing Budgie's status as true rock innovators.

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