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On January 10, 2022.

On January 10, 2022, John Burke Shelley died aged 71. He was musician (bass, guitar, keyboards), singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and bassist of the band Budgie.

On February 17, 1978.

On February 17, 1978, “A&M” label released “Impeckable” the seventh Budgie album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Richard Manwaring,

Personnel:

  • Burke Shelley– vocals, bass guitar
  • Tony Bourge– guitar
  • Steve Williams– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Richard Manwaring – engineer
  • Bob Leth – engineer assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Bourge and Burke Shelley, except where noted.

  1. Melt the ice Away
  2. Love for You and Me
  3. All at Sea
  4. Dish It Up
  5. Pyramids
  6. Smile Boy Smile
  7. I’m a faker Too
  8. Don’t Go Away – Blanche Shelley, Burke Shelley
  9. Don’t Dilute the Water

 

On October 23, 1982.

On October 23, 1982, “RCA” label released “Deliver Us from Evil”, the tenth Budgie album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Don Smith.

Personnel:

  • Duncan Mackay– keyboards
  • Burke Shelley– vocals, bass
  • John Thomas – guitar
  • Steve Williams– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Burke Shelley and John Thomas, except where noted.

  1. Bored with Russia – Bo Hill
  2. Don’t Cry
  3. Truth Drug
  4. Young Girl – Mason, Grieves
  5. Flowers in the Attic
  6. O.R.A.D. (Doomsday City)
  7. Give Me the Truth
  8. Alison – Burke Shelley
  9. Finger on the Button
  10. Hold On to Love

 

In September 1975.

In September 1975, “MCA” label released “Bandolier”, the fifth Budgie album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, and “Mayfair Sound” in London, and was produced by Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge and Steve Williams. The cover art was by Patrick Woodroffe.

Personnel:

  • Burke Shelley– bass guitar, vocals
  • Tony Bourge– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Williams– drums
  • Richard Manwaring, Pat Moran, Ray Martinez – engineer
  • John Pasche – art direction
  • Pete Vernon – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Bourge and Burke Shelley, except where noted..

  1. Breaking All the House Rules
  2. Slipaway
  3. Who Do You Want for Your Love?
  4. I Can’t See My Feelings
  5. I Ain’t No Mountain – Andy Fairweather Low
  6. Napoleon Bona-Part One
    Napoleon Bona-Part Two

In September 1972.

In September 1972, “Kapp” label released “Squawk”, the second Budgie studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Rodger Bain. The cover art was by Roger Dean.

Personnel:

  • Burke Shelley- vocals, bass, mellotron, piano
  • Tony Bourge- guitar
  • Ray Phillips- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge and Ray Phillips.

  1. Whiskey River
  2. Rocking Man
  3. Rolling Home Again
  4. Make Me Happy
  5. Hot as a Docker’s Armpit
  6. Drugstore Woman
  7. Bottled
  8. Young Is a World
  9. Stranded

 

In June 1973.

In June 1973, “MCA” label released “Never Turn Your Back on a Friend”, the third Budgie album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Burke Shelley, Tonu Bourge and Ray Phillips. The album cover art was by Roger Dean.

Personnel:

  • Burke Shelley- bass, lead vocals
  • Tony Bourge- guitars, backing vocals
  • Ray Phillips- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge and Ray Phillips, except where noted.

  1. Breadfan
  2. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
  3. You Know I’ll Always Love You
  4. You’re the Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk
  5. In the Grip of a Tyrefitter’s Hand
  6. Riding My Nightmare
  7. Parents

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Kapp/MCA” label released the debut, self-titled Budgie album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Rodger Bain.

Personnel:

  • Tony Bourge- guitar
  • Burke Shelley- bass, vocals, mellotron
  • Ray Phillips- drums, percussion
  • Ray Dorsey – liner notes
  • Shepard Sherbell – design, photography
  • David Sparling – artwork, cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge and Ray Phillips.

  1. Guts
  2. Everything in My Heart
  3. The Author
  4. Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman
  5. Rape of the Locks
  6. All Night Petrol
  7. You and I
  8. Homicidal Suicidal

In May 1974.

In May 1974, “MCA” label released “In for the Kill!” the fourth Budgie studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge, Pete Boot and Rodger Bain.

Personnel:

  • Burke Shelley- bass guitar, vocals
  • Tony Bourge- guitar
  • Pete Boot – drums
  • Kingsley Ward – Engineer
  • Pat Maran – Engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Bourge and Burke Shelley, except where noted.

  1. In for the Kill
  2. Crash Course in Brain Surgery – Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge, Ray Phillips
  3. Wondering What Everyone Knows
  4. Zoom Club
  5. Hammer and Tongs
  6. Running From My Soul
  7. Living on Your Own

On November 6, 1989.

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On November 6, 1989, “Polydor” label released “Boomerang”, the second Creatures album. It was recorded May 1989, in Andalusia, Spain, and was produced by Mike Hedges and The Creatures.

Personnel:

  • Siouxsie Sioux- voice, instruments
  • Budgie- Drums, percussion, other instruments
  • Peter Thoms – trombone
  • Gary Barnacle- saxophone
  • Nico Tomasso – trumpet
  • Martin McCarrick- accordion

Track listing:

  1. Standing There
  2. Manchild
  3. You!
  4. Pity
  5. Killing Time
  6. Willow
  7. Pluto Drive
  8. Solar Choir
  9. Speeding
  10. Fury Eyes
  11. Fruitman
  12. Untiedundone
  13. Simoom
  14. Strolling Wolf
  15. Venus Sands
  16. Morriña

On September 5, 1988.

Siouxsie_&_the_Banshees - Peepshow

On September 5, 1988, “Polydor” label released “Peepshow”, the ninth Siouxsie and the Banshees studio album. It was recorded January – June 1988, and was produced by Mike Hedges.

Personnel:

  • Siouxsie Sioux– vocals
  • Steven Severin– electric bass
  • Budgie– drums, percussion and harmonica
  • Martin McCarrick– cello, keyboards, accordion
  • Jon Klein– guitar
  • Mike Hedges– engineer

Track listing:

All music by Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, Budgie, Martin McCarrick and John Klein.

  1. Peek-a-Boo – lyrics by Siouxsie Sioux
  2. The Killing Jar – lyrics by Steven Severin
  3. Scarecrow – lyrics by Steven Severin
  4. Carousel – lyrics by Siouxsie Sioux
  5. Burn-Up – lyrics by Siouxsie Sioux
  6. Ornaments of Gold – lyrics by Siouxsie Sioux
  7. Turn to Stone – lyrics by Steven Severin
  8. Rawhead and Bloodybones – lyrics by Siouxsie Sioux
  9. The Last Beat of My Heart – lyrics by Steven Severin, Siouxsie Sioux
  10. Rhapsody – Steven Severin