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Album: Betty
# Song Title   Time
1)    Wilma's Rainbow Album Version More Info... 3:54
2)    I Know Album Version More Info... 3:41
3)    Biscuits For Smut Album Version More Info... 2:54
4)    Milquetoast Album Version More Info... 3:54
5)    Tic Album Version More Info... 3:40
6)    Rollo Album Version More Info... 2:38
7)    Street Crab Album Version More Info... 3:32
8)    Clean Album Version More Info... 2:26
9)    Vaccination Album Version More Info... 3:04
10)    Beautiful Love Album Version More Info... 2:03
11)    Speechless Album Version More Info... 2:59
12)    The Silver Hawaiian Album Version More Info... 2:08
13)    Overrated Album Version More Info... 2:40
14)    Sam Hell Album Version More Info... 2:09
 

Album: Betty
# Song Title   Time
1)    Wilma's Rainbow Album Version More Info... 3:54
2)    I Know Album Version More Info... 3:41
3)    Biscuits For Smut Album Version More Info... 2:54
4)    Milquetoast Album Version More Info... 3:54
5)    Tic Album Version More Info... 3:40
6)    Rollo Album Version More Info... 2:38
7)    Street Crab Album Version More Info... 3:32
8)    Clean Album Version More Info... 2:26
9)    Vaccination Album Version More Info... 3:04
10)    Beautiful Love Album Version More Info... 2:03
11)    Speechless Album Version More Info... 2:59
12)    The Silver Hawaiian Album Version More Info... 2:08
13)    Overrated Album Version More Info... 2:40
14)    Sam Hell Album Version More Info... 2:09
 
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Performer Notes
  • Helmet: Page Hamilton (vocals, guitar); Rob Echeverria (guitar); Henry Bogdan (bass); John Stanier (drums).
  • Engineers: Anton Pukshansky, Martin Bisi, John Siket.
  • Recorded at Soundtrack, Power Station, and Sound on Sound, New York.
  • Audio Mixer: Phil Burnett.
  • Audio Mixer: Andy Wallace.
  • Recording information: Power Sation; Power Station; River Sound; Riversound; Sound on Sound; SoundTrack.
  • Guitar thugs Helmet muscled their way into a hefty record-industry bidding war in the early 1990s, boasting an impressive use of negative space within dense guitar structures. Largely due to frontman Page Hamilton's stop/start guitar riffs, Helmet was easily recognizable in a sea of competitors.
  • The group's second major-label album, BETTY, growls and grinds through 14 songs simmering with post-adolescent angst. Tracks like "Biscuits for Smut" and "Overrated" couldn't be better fit for the jaded mid-1990s. Mixing nihilism with a fascination for pop-culture commodity, Hamilton drops words like "cellulite" with "karmic wealth" to create an insightful foray into an over-stimulated culture. A more dynamic outing than the quartet's previous releases, BETTY revealed Helmet as a fascinatingly restless band.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (10/6/94, p.91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Learning from its mistakes, the band has broadened its scope on BETTY, expressing emotional depth and musical wit along with brute strength..."

Spin (8/94, p.85) - Satisfactory - "...This is heavy metal without the theater, headbanging music for people without hair..."

Alternative Press (9/94, p.74) - "...BETTY, is filled with the crunch based power we've come to expect...a little chancey, yet undeniably Helmet..."

Musician (7/94, p.89) - "...BETTY blows the lid off the sucker, using hip-hop, hints of jazz, reams of speaker-altering noise and, unexpectedly, humor. Helmet have de-metallized metal..."

NME (Magazine) (6/25/94, p.41) - 6 - Good - "...not only does BETTY betray a surprising sleight of hand in its shuffling of familiar components but it also has the sense to lob the odd ringer into the gig..."
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