- Released: January 22, 2007
- Label: Noteworthy Prod. UK
- 1.Whiskey River
- 2.Rocking Man
- 3.Rolling Home Again
- 4.Make Me Happy
- 5.Hot as a Docker's Armpit
- 6.Drug Store Woman
- 8.Young Is a World
- 10.Whiskey River [A single side version]
- 11.Stranded [Alternate Mix]
- 12.Whiskey River [2003 Version]
- 13.Rolling Home Again [2004 Version]
Budgie: Burke Shelley (vocals, bass), Tony Bourge (guitar), Ray Phillips (drums).
Recorded at Rockfield Studios, South Wales, Wales. Includes liner notes by Ray Dorsey.
Personnel: Burke Shelley (vocals); Tony Bourge (guitar); Ray Phillips (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Robert M. Corich.
Liner Note Authors: Burke Shelley; Ray Phillips; Tony Bourge.
Recording information: Rockfield Studios, South Wales (2003); Rockfield Studios, South Wales (2004).
Photographers: Brian Cooke; Richard Sacks.
Having acquired a small cult following with its first album, Budgie offered a second dose of abrasive, forceful heavy metal that, like its predecessor, drew on influences ranging from Cream to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Budgie was a band that loved contrasts -- the folk-ish qualities of "Make Me Happy" and the Beatlesque "Rolling Home Again" make hard-driving classics like "Hot as a Docker's Armpit," "Drugstore Woman," and "Rocking Man" seem all the more intense. For all its strengths, Squawk didn't turn Budgie into the well-known outfit it should have been. Budgie's followers were a devoted bunch, but unfortunately, there weren't nearly enough of them. ~ Alex Henderson