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This album takes its name from Helmet's first single, which is appropriate because two versions of it are included here. This is a collection of B-sides and singles that were never released on Helmet's albums, and was an attempt by the record company to get some new Helmet product to market while waiting for them to finish work on Aftertaste. It's really a record for people who are already big Helmet fans, meant to give us a few more gems from their formative years. That said, this is still a pretty good record; it may be last on the fans list of favorite Helmet albums, but it's still probably in their top 50 of records in general.

Page Hamilton—Vocals, Guitar
Henry Bogdan—Bass
John Stanier—Drums
Peter Mengede—Guitar

Released 1995

 

6:04
2:27
6:19
3:30
1:53
3:21
1:20
2:18
3:58
4:58
Born Annoying (1989)
Rumble
Shirley MacLaine
Geisha To Go
Taken
Your Head
Oven
No Nicky No
Primitive
Born Annnoying (1993)

 

 

 

Born Annoying (1989)

I open my mouth to talk about me
I'll follow you around
I'll talk about me
Boring stories, I talk about me
I never understand
Nobody wants to hear it

Born Annoying

Another slow numb
Another saying
Deaf-mute dancing
I bore some lady
Let me tell you
Let me talk some
About my girl about complexion

Born Annoying

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Rumble

(Instrumental)

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Shirley Maclaine

Best selling advice now you're famous
Fortune earned now it's painless
Light's out, show them your peaceful grin
Confess, step up and shed your sin

Say you don't hate

You fix your smile painlessly
Your face, strain you can't recognize
So sad pushing that nervous state
Your brain, you lost it you can't get in

Say you don't hate

Colors vibrate in me
He sings about me
Rock gods aura found TV

Inner glow shit, peaceful harmony
Turn your happy camp away from me
Rainbow bodies vibrate, so absurd
Thanks for your concern you saved the world

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Geisha To Go

What are you doing watching family TV?
Inviting Jesus you're singing to me
Twelve again now it's Geisha-to-go and go
Shit, shower, shave, sit and watch the show

Young man waiting for a pig heart
Might die tomorrow or get a brand new start
My unemployment check must be lost in the mail
No life without it, It's the last on sale

Get a life

Color scheme, say you discussed
Cherry pop tart frosting now I dress you up
Sit down little doggie, mouth open real wide
Dream a big plate dinner, fill you up inside

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Taken

Tone of the repressed, enthusiastic anchor
Local "bite" saved a worm
The aim to sate then
Thank 'em

Taken

Another gimmick to reach your
Need to consume
Sentimental appeal try a
Sand lagoon

Taken

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Your Head

That's the logical explanation
Destruction might assume charge or feed belief
Passing time again, fun out on the street
That's still juvenile preoccupation

Standing buttholes, the line goes down the block
Familiarity is more convincing
Funds available erect the monument
Dead is dead I guess
What's the cost of a head?

That fills your head but you're good for that

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Oven

I could have swore I gave my wedding ring to you
Among the chewing gears you taunt me tear
Elements are still alive, shake from ear to ear
Pez are gonna let it slide, gonna burn
What cotton decides are appellee
My main oven drive he took from
under what's come over me.

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No Nicky No

(Instrumental)

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Primitive

Primitive feeling, primitive way
Getting closer to the primitive day
Intuition wherever it goes
The primitive day, the primitive way

Primitive feeling, primitive way
Getting closer to the primitive day
Follow the feeling wherever it goes
The primitive day, the primitive way

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Born Annoying (1993)

I open my mouth to talk about me
I'll follow you around
I'll talk about me
Boring stories, I talk about me
I never understand
Nobody wants to hear it

Born Annoying

Another slow numb
Another saying
Deaf-mute dancing
I bore some lady
Let me tell you
Let me talk some
About my girl about complexion

Born Annoying

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