Sunday 9 August 2015

Budgie (English drummer)

* Budgie (photographed in 1986, at left) made his first recording with The Slits in 1979. He then became the drummer of the influential band Siouxsie and the Banshees (1979–1996) and its side project The Creatures (1981–2004). Budgie has also collaborated with other musicians including John Cale and Leonard Eto (formerly of the Kodo Drummers).

In 2013, Spin rated him at No. 28 in their list of "The 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music," writing: "Post-punk introduced a lot of amazing drummers, but none more influential than Budgie. With the Banshees, Budgie didn't just play rhythms—he played hooks and leads, brilliant parts that set the songs on fire. His tom-tom-intensive approach, [was] enlightened by his awareness of world music."


BIRTH DATA: Peter Edward Clarke, 21 August 1957, 11:00 (11 AM) BST (-1), St Helens, Lancashire, England (53n28, 2w44). ASC: 18 Libra. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes him in an online interview giving Siouxsie Sioux's and his own data: "Siouxsie: 27.05.57 - 21.12 hrs - London UK. Budgie: 21.08.57 - 11.00 hrs - St Helens UK."

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