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Budgie: Squawk

Simon Frith, Let It Rock, November 1972

RULE 47 OF THE record reviewers' charter reads: it's not nice to go bonkers for Budgie. My conversations with editors are always the same. They start cheerfully enough – 'So you wanna be a writer, huh?' – and then hit Budgie – 'You like them???? You gotta be KIDDING !?!?!'. Another chance of fame and fortune blown – 'Don't call us, we'll call you.' (memo to OZ).

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