Never Turn Your Back on a Friend

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Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
Studio album by Budgie
Released June 1973
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock
Length 42:22
Label MCA
Producer Budgie
Budgie chronology
Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
In for the Kill!

Never Turn Your Back on a Friend is Budgie's third album, released in June 1973. A remastered version was released in late 2004.

The album includes "Breadfan", one of the band's better known songs. Metallica recorded a cover version of "Breadfan" in 1987.

The album cover was done by Roger Dean. The album has a more of a progressive rock quality to it than their previous two albums.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge and Ray Phillips, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Breadfan" 6:10
2. "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Big Joe Williams) 5:30
3. "You Know I'll Always Love You" 2:15
4. "You're the Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk" 8:51
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "In the Grip of a Tyrefitter's Hand" 6:29
6. "Riding My Nightmare" 2:42
7. "Parents" 10:25