Song Crash Course in Brain Surgery • Performed by Cirith UngolRecorded 1974 • Originally by BudgieOriginal date Fri 17 May 1974
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An unreleased Budgie cover. Original version taken from the Budgie album “In for the Kill” (1974).

Budgie were one of the earliest heavy metal bands, and according to Garry Sharpe-Young they were a seminal influence to many acts of that scene, particularly the so-called NWOBHM, and later acts such as Metallica, recorded in 1987. The band has been noted as “among the heaviest metal of its day.”

Metallica had covered another Budgie song, “Crash Course in Brain Surgery”, earlier in their career, cover EP The $5.98 E.P. – Garage Days Re-Revisited was released 21 Aug 1987.

The band has been noted as “among the heaviest metal of its day”. The cover of Cirith Ungol has played live from the mid/late 1970’s, but has yet not released.

Greg Lindstrom: … and by 1973-74 we were playing mostly cover songs by less well known groups (at least at the time): ‘Crash Course In Brain Surgery’ (Budgie) …(Psychedelic Baby Mag)

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Myche W
Myche W
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13 years ago

 Why have I not heard this ????? Long-time fan!!!!

~Myche




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