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Bandolier – Budgie

By Chris Pike

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Their songs have been covered by Metallica, Iron Maiden and Soundgarden. Influential Welsh heavy rockers Budgie have released a dozen studio albums – none finer than 1975’s Bandolier. This app – which tells the story of how Bandolier was made, in the band’s words – is optimised for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

When Budgie recorded Bandolier, expectations were high, after 1974’s In For The Kill had charted. The band, with a new drummer on board, raised the bar and produced a confident and mature album that is noteworthy for the quality of its material, playing, production and sound.

This app tells the story of the making of the Bandolier album – in bass player, singer and founding member Burke Shelley’s own words. Based on an interview recorded in 2009, the app includes comprehensive audio of Shelley describing how Bandolier was recorded – including his comments on each of the album’s tracks.

As well as featuring Burke Shelley’s comments, the app’s text also includes cameos from guitarist Tony Bourge and drummer Steve Williams. In fact, Williams provides full details of the drum kit he used on the album.

Find out who inspired Shelley’s singing on Napoleon, what Shelley initially thought of I Ain’t No Mountain when it was suggested by the record company, why Williams sold his drum kit soon after the album was recorded, and which song Bourge suggested the lyrical theme for.

This app features the following pages:
•Band members
•Recording the album
•Album tracks, plus a page for each individual track
•Album title
•Album cover
•Chart position
•Album reviews
•Photo gallery

Compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

What's New in Version 1.2

· Ten new images have been added.
· Over 1,800 words of text have been added. These have been drawn from a brand new interview with Tony Bourge, who talks about writing and recording the songs on Bandolier.
. UI updated to support iPhone 5 screen.


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Bandolier – Budgie
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 84.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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