· BANDOLIER KINGS - WELCOME TO THE ZOOM CLUB ·
· (A TRIBUTE TO BUDGIE) · (GYR183) ·

::T R A C K S::

01. BREADFAN (ROCKING MAN)
02. CRASH COURSE IN BRAIN SURGERY
03. BREAKING ALL THE HOUSE RULES
04. GUTS
05. NUDE DISINTEGRATING PARACHUTIST WOMAN
06. NAPOLEON BONA PART 1 & 2
07. IN FOR THE KILL
08. YOU'RE THE BIGGEST THING SINCE POWDERED MILK
09. ROLLING HOME AGAIN
10. MELT THE ICE AWAY
11. I CAN'T SEE MY FEELINGS
12. ZOOM CLUB
13. BREADFAN (SLIGHT RETURN)


FORMAT: Audio CD / 6 PANEL WALLET
GYR183 - $14.99

Mega-Awesome Budgie Tribute disc featuring Janne Stark (Mountain Of Power) on guitar & Tony Spinner (Toto) on lead vocals & guitar. Both outstanding, seasoned hard rockers who land kick-ass authentic with true admiration & respect to re-create and shine a bright modern day musical light on the brilliant, classic retro-70s, heavy rock excellence of Budgie. The Bandolier Kings: "Welcome To The Zoom Club" disc is an amazing, outstanding musical document with an excellent group of killer special guests including original Budgie band members Tony Bourge & Steve Williams and also featuring a cast of bad-ass rockers from around the world who land on the mighty "Zoom Club" which includes Bill Steer (Firebird), Mats Karlsson (220 Volt), Ian Haugland (Europe), Kyoji Yamamoto (Bow Wow), John Gallagher (Raven), Don Mancuso (Black Sheep), Peter Hermansson (220 Volt), Micke Nord Andersson, Jesper Persson, Joe Romagnola (Grooveyard Records) & Darren Welch (Impeccable). Prepare to dig deep and rock your ass off with the Bandolier Kings at this essential, brain-damaging, killer Grooveyard Records heavy guitar rock disc that celebrates the awesome music of Budgie.

Look up Budgie in the dictionary and instead of a bird, the description should read “The ultimate bad-ass heavy rock power trio.” Back in the day (the glorious 70s), I first heard Budgie being played on a kool local radio station called “WSAY” in Rochester, NY where I still reside today. From the second I heard the first killer heavy Budgie riff by Tony Bourge along with the incredible, powerful lead vocals of Burke Shelley I was hooked forever. Budgie have their own unique, identifiable sound that is all their own and make no mistake: It is definitely ALL about the ROCK.

Budgie released seven phenomenal albums with Tony Bourge on guitar through the years (1971-1978) with the first two Budgie albums being produced by Rodger Bain who also produced albums by Black Sabbath & Judas Priest among others. Mr. Bourge is one of heavy rock’s finest & most memorable Riffmasters. The epic Budgie riffage he created is classic & heavy and will live on eternally in the Guitar Rock Hall Of Fame. Burke Shelley’s awesome, identifiable lead vocals and low end bottom kool bass playing land rock solid bad-ass to the core and the three powerhouse 70s drummers of Budgie (Ray Phillips, Pete Boot and Steve Williams) all kicked serious rock n’ roll ass & laid down the heavy groove.

In producing Bandolier Kings: “Welcome To The Zoom Club” (A Tribute To Budgie), we decided to feature songs from the 70s era (Chapter One) Budgie. It was a difficult task selecting the songs to land since every Budgie song is killer. Clocking in at 77 minutes, we set out to produce a Budgie tribute album that shines a current day musical light on them and one that celebrates the awesomeness of their outstanding music. The (Chapter Two) era of Budgie saw John Thomas replace Tony Bourge on guitar in 1979 and the band produced and released four awesome albums with him. We are huge fans of John Thomas and the music he created with Budgie. We hope to produce a second Budgie tribute disc in the future featuring his excellent riffage, guitar playing and songs. May our good musical Budgie guitar rock brother John Thomas rest in peace.

The music of Budgie always landed dynamic, creative, melodic and awesome beyond belief. The band matured through the years and with each new album they produced an incredible legacy of heavy rock power trio music that stands tall and rocks forever. Bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Van Halen and Soundgarden have all covered Budgie songs through the years and I believe they would agree with my commentary about the greatness of Budgie along with the influence and inspiration their music has given heavy rockers around the globe. Budgie are true pioneers of the Stoner Rock movement. And of great personal note: Budgie is one of my all-time favorite bands and I can’t imagine a musical world without them and their incredible, timeless, classic heavy rock music.

In closing, I would like to send a very Special Thanks to Janne Stark for co-producing & for doing such an amazing professional rock solid job at this Budgie Tribute disc. Janne is an awesome, prolific Swedish guitarist, producer and good musical brother of mine for many years. Many Special Thanks goes out to Tony Spinner for landing and doing such an outstanding job at the vocals and for laying down several killer guitar solos. Tony’s incredible dynamic vocal range combined with melodic soul-power lands legit with excellence & perfection throughout the disc. Of special note, we would like to send great amounts of deep Thanks & Appreciation to both Tony Bourge & Steve Willams for guesting & being part of our Budgie Tribute disc. Last but not least, I would like to Thank all of the excellent guest musicians from around the world who have joined the ranks of the “Bandolier Kings” to be part of this incredible musical document to celebrate and honor the legendary heavy rock music of Budgie.

Welcome To The Zoom Club • Joe Romagnola / Grooveyard Records (November 2019)


MP3 Sample Clips

01. BREADFAN (ROCKING MAN)
02. CRASH COURSE IN BRAIN SURGERY
03. BREAKING ALL THE HOUSE RULES
04. GUTS
05. NUDE DISINTEGRATING PARACHUTIST WOMAN
06. NAPOLEON BONA PART 1 & 2
07. IN FOR THE KILL
08. YOU'RE THE BIGGEST THING SINCE POWDERED MILK
09. ROLLING HOME AGAIN
10. MELT THE ICE AWAY
11. I CAN'T SEE MY FEELINGS
12. ZOOM CLUB
13. BREADFAN (SLIGHT RETURN)

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