Budgie is, as several have noted, one of the most underrated and the most distinctive of the early “metal” bands of the ’70s, but far quirkier than Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. An example of their quirkiness being their rendition of Big Joe Williams’ classic “Baby, Please Don’t Go”. If you’ve never heard Budgie you’d think that, at first blush, they were Rush, but most will perhaps know of Budgie indirectly via a couple of Metallica covers. Here is one of Budgie’s “best of” compilations.