Helmet Head

Helmet Head

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Helmet Head delivers the goods in the highly competitive NYC live music scene. A great sound and great following. We've got the killer combination all our bookers love.

Biography

Helmet Head formed in 2005 and has played CBGB, Lion's Den, Don Hill's, Knitting Factory, Arlene's Grocery and Bitter End. Helmet Head is a natural headliner, but we'll play anywhere on a bill. Listen to our live version of "Shut Your Mouth, Lance Armstrong is an American Hero" on our myspace site (www.myspace.com/helmetheadmusic) and you'll hear why. It's all about the live show. We don't need a sissy-boy press kit. We email our fans about upcoming shows and pack every gig. "Helmet-Heads" appreciate our thoughtful approach to the show and the music. They know there's a surprise inside each show, and always a jelly-roll ending. With a name like Helmet Head, it has to be good. Our influences include but are not limited to Phish, Talking Heads, Cake, REM, Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead.

Lyrics

Shut Your Mouth, Lance Armstrong is an American Hero

Written By: Connell Boyle, Edward Boyle

Shut Your Mouth, Lance Armstrong is an American Hero

If he was a porn star, his name would be the same
And that’s good enough for me

A lone star that shined and never shamed
And that’s good enough for me

So when you dig on Lance cause he left his wife
For a honey hot pants dope show w. gold pipes

Shut your mouth,
Lance Armstrong is a hero
an American Hero

Slammed for taking drugs and riding his bike
But like you’ve never smokes some weed and ridden your bike

So don’t talk smack about the macho huskadero
He’s a high flying star stuck with needles in spandex yellow

So when you dig on Lance cause he left his wife
For a honey hot pants dope show w. gold pipes

Shut your mouth,
Lance Armstrong is a hero
an American Hero

I say Shut your mouth, Lance Armstrong is an American Hero
Shut your mouth, Lance Armstrong is an American Hero

He owned the French Alps, he owned the French towns
He made the French ladies quiver in their French gowns
Some jealous French men tried to put Lance down
I say Fermez La Bouche, bitches, or you'll be in French stitches.

Alien Cat Short Stop

Written By: Edward Boyle, Connell Boyle

ALIEN CAT

Who’s that, chasing after ground balls?
Who’s that, coughing up the fur balls?
Who’s that, in the kiddie sized moon boots?
Sliding headfirst into second, getting dirt inside his spacesuit.

Alien Cat Short Stop
Alien Cat
Alien Cat Short Stop
Alien Cat
He’s gonna claw your face if you throw the high heater
Alien Cat
He gets more pussy than Derek Jeter
Alien Cat
He’s got a quicker move to first than Edgar Renteria
Alien Cat
He doesn’t like his cats hairy like Ch ch ch-Chia Chia pets
(Fast Eddie, take your base)
(Solo)
(Cymbals tapping, bass and vocal)
Comes from outer space
Not of the human race
He likes Ace of Bass
Stole your momma’s panties made of lace
Loves the milky way
Never been spayed
Wants to manage someday
Who is this crazy billon dollar kitty cat?

Alien cat SS, alien cat
(I know that it’s late, we can make it if we run)
Alien cat SS, alien cat
(It’s a division full of losers and we’re signing this kitty cat to win)
Alien cat SS, alien cat
(He’s lying on the infield like a killer in the sun)

Cuba

Written By: Edward Boyle, Connell Boyle

CUBA

I want to go to Cuba but my country won’t let me
I want to play the Tuba in la plaza for la gente
Smoke cigars like Castro, sing guantanamara
I’ll wear a beanie! I grow a goatee! Supplant the power like I’m Che Guevera.

But my country says no
But my country says you can’t go
But my country says no

You can’t go to Cuba
(put down that raft)
Instead try aruba
(you won’t need a raft)
But if you want Havana I’ve got news for you and your fried banana

We still say no no no

You can’t go to Cuba
(oh me, Hathaway)
Instead try Aruba
(If you want to meet me halfway)
Cause they’ll find you
And they’ll steal you

So the kids won’t try it

I want to goto Cuba but my country won’t let me
I will inflate a tube, so I can, sail from el Key Oueste
Hyman Roth enterprises, and change my name to Don Suello
Unofficially ease trade sanctions, as I start my role as Buccaneero, alright!

Discography

"Cuba", "Alien Cat Shortstop" and "Bugsprayman" are all written in 2005 and final mixed in 2007. "Cuba" will be featured in August on WBAB's Homegrown Heros.

Set List

Our typical set is 45 minutes. It consists of 9 songs (8 originals, 1 cover). We play a different cover every show. Helmet Head has 12 original songs: Alien Cat Shortstop, Blue Agave, Brother James (James Brown Time), Bugsprayman, Chicken Dinner, Country Helmet, Cuba, Don't Obey the Law, Hangin' Brains, My Boss, Shut Your Mouth Lance Armstrong is an American Hero and Smoke.