|Produced by T-Ray and Helmet (track 4 by Butch Vig)|
|Released on June 21, 1994|
|US CHART POSITION #45|
|Find it at GEMM|
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B etty rocks and Betty rumbles. Betty, betty good, she tumbles out of the speakers like fourteen boulders. Man, in the meantime, not just older, Helmet has gotten their head around the heart of the metal on which they’re founded. The trouble is most of the metal children who rose in the ‘90s were cartoon villains. The Peppers and Primus, Limp Bizkit and Korn, were all lumped together as lurid porn for the sexed-up, west coast, latchkey kids from the neighborhoods where the neighbors hid. But Helmet was built for the heads in New York, who banged to a drum of a different sort; Anthrax and Type O Negative types, who weren’t tuned in to the video hype. Seattle metal was too self-loathing, Texas toasted from too much smoking, New York played it straight and true, speed metalmaking sore-fingered gurus who worshipped Hendrix more than horse and marched in line on a temperate course to a place where metal and intellect and art’s barbarity intersect. Helmet has had me hunkered down; fourteen few-minute explosions of sound that rock the foundations surrounding me ‘til I learned to ride on its silver waves. At last I’m free: I’m Betty’s slave.
|92404-2 back sleeve|
HENRY BOGDAN -- bass
ROB ECHEVERRIA -- guitar
PAGE HAMILTON -- vocals, guitar
JOHN STANIER -- drums
Andy Wallace -- mixing
Anton Pukshansky -- engineer
Martin Bisi -- engineer
John Siket -- engineer (4)
Reiner -- design
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||1994||Amphetamine Reptile||2-10X||AMREP-907||gatefold cover w. bonus tracks|
|US/UK/GER||June 21, 1994||Interscope||CD/CS||92404|
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