In for the Kill (Budgie album)

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In for the Kill!
Studio album by Budgie
Released May 1974
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 41:34
Label MCA
Producer Budgie
Budgie chronology
Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
In for the Kill!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

In for the Kill! is Budgie's fourth album. It was released in May 1974. It includes a re-recording of the song "Crash Course in Brain Surgery", originally released in 1971 as a single. The song was covered by Metallica for their 1987 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited, while the album's title track was covered by Van Halen during the group's club days.[2][3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tony Bourge and Burke Shelley, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "In for the Kill"   6:32
2. "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" (Shelley, Bourge, Ray Phillips) 2:39
3. "Wondering What Everyone Knows"   2:56
4. "Zoom Club"   9:56
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Hammer and Tongs"   6:58
6. "Running from My Soul"   3:39
7. "Living on Your Own"   8:54





Year Chart Position
1974 UK Albums Chart[6] 29


  1. ^ Allmusic review of In for the Kill
  2. ^ "Julian Cope presents Head Heritage | Unsung | Reviews | Budgie - In For The Kill". Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  3. ^ Greg Prato. "Budgie". Allmusic. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Not available in your region |". Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  5. ^ "In for the Kill: Budgie: Music". Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  6. ^ "In for the Kill Chart Stats". Chart Retrieved 2012-01-11.