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Revenge Of The Budgie (1983) - Nick Reynolds & John Stewart


    Featuring »

Nick (Nicholas Wells) Reynolds, John Stewart

    Tracklisting »
Side One:
Buddy Won't You Roll (Down The Line)Lyrics available
  Running Time: 3:46
  Comments: Recorded & Mixed at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, Calif.
Dreamers On The RiseLyrics available
  Running Time: 2:42
  Comments: Recorded & Mixed at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, Calif.
Cheyenne
  Running Time: 2:48
  Comments: Recorded & Mixed at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, Calif.
Side Two:
Living On Easy
  Running Time: 2:39
  Comments: Recorded & Mixed at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, Calif.
Hiding In The ShadowsLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:11
  Comments: Recorded & Mixed at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, Calif.
Angel On The Road Shoulder
  Running Time: 2:50
  Comments: Recorded & Mixed at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, Calif.
Same Old Heart
  Running Time: 4:05
  Comments: Recorded & Mixed at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, Calif.
    Guest Appearances »

Lindsey Buckingham, Gary Busey

    Released »

1983

    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Uncle Dave Macon (Songwriter), John Stewart (Songwriter), John Stewart (Songwriter), Henry Diltz (Photography), Lindsey Buckingham (Liner Notes), Tom Aldarilli (Studio Crew), Mike/Mikael/Michael Stewart (Studio Crew), Jeremy Stewart (Studio Crew), John X. Volaitis (Studio Crew), Carla/Karla Frederick/Fredricks (Recorded By), Carla/Karla Frederick/Fredricks (Mixed By), Nick (Nicholas Wells) Reynolds (Mixed By), Nick (Nicholas Wells) Reynolds (Mixed By), John Stewart (Mixed By), John Stewart (Mixed By)

    Record Label »
Takoma

    Catalogue Number »

CDP-72823

    Running Time »

23:01

    Liner Notes »

Drums - Oberheim DMX

Special Thanks to: Larry Samuels, Lindsey Buckingham, Gary Busey & Steve Fiott

The Kingston Trio, with its unique blend of wit, timing and chemistry, was almost solely responsible for the vast popularity of Folk music in the late 50s and 60s. The group provided its audience with a sound and image that was not only original but was also a reaffirmation of the freshness and spontaneity that rock and roll was beginning to lack. For me, although it may have been Elvis or Buddy Holly who initially sparked my musical imagination, it was the Kingston Trio that brought a far more sustaining influence to my guitar style and sense of arrangement and harmony. Nick Reynolds and John Stewart, both with their vocal blend and their personal rapport, were greatly responsible for the sound and spirit of the two.

When I learned of their plans to reunite for this album and was asked to participate, I was naturally pleased. I was also intrigued because although John and Nick's blend has remained, their musical collaboration has been dormant for 16 years. Yet once the sessions had begun, any initial fears gave way to confidence and a sense of catharsis for all. Every day I was reminded of the importance that personal chemistry plays in the making of good music, and when we were done, I came away feeling privileged to be involved, happy to have been able to give back a small part of that which Nick and John had given me before.

As for the songs, they speak for themselves. They are connected to both new and old. The approach being contemporary, but the vocal blend being familiar. I know you'll enjoy the listening as much as we did the making.

- Lindsey Buckingham

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Short but sweet
Review written by John Fitzgerald, December 5th, 2004

This release is not very long on running time but a very fun listen is in store for you on this platter. Lindsey appears on 4 of the 7 songs on the record. "Living on easy" slides along well while "Buddy won't you roll down the line" seems to have a more modern (at the time) sound to it which is a bit detracting but vocally is overcome by entertaining lead vocals on the second verse by Mr. Buddy Holly himself well, kind of, in the form of actor Gary Busey which makes it a favorite on the record. "Same old heart" some may recognize, barely, from last year's "Wires from the bunker". The best song though is "Hiding in the shadows" which has got pretty, breathy, atmospheric vocals and great guitar stuff from LB especially towards the end with licks that are very reminiscent of those from "That's how we do it in LA" this one is a real treat. I almost wish it was released on CD on it's own regardless of the playing time as it's got great packaging with real nice liner notes from Mr. Buckingham. I highly recommend this one.

    Last Modified »
2011-03-17
    Tracklisting »
Discography entry submitted by Lesley Thode, Jeff Kenney & Marty Adelson.