Helta Skelta

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Helta Skelta
Studio album by Turbonegro
Released 1993
Recorded November, 1991-January, 1992
Genre Punk rock
Length 68:04
Label Repulsion Records
Producer Craig Morris, Audun Strype, Turbonegro, Morten Andersen
Turbonegro chronology
Hot Cars and Spent Contraceptives
(1992)
Helta Skelta
(1993)
(He's a) Grunge Whore
(1993)

Helta Skelta is the 1993 re-release of Hot Cars and Spent Contraceptives (1992), the first album by the Norwegian band Turbonegro. It was released on CD only by Repulsion Records in Germany. Only 1,500 copies were made. It includes five bonus tracks (including "A Career In Indie Rock", a 20+ minute audio-play about a young man being raped by a policeman) but leaves out the song "Prima Moffe". The cover is a painted portrait of Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 (which several people have mistaken for a portrait Charles Manson). Political assassin references continue on the back, which features a photo of John Hinckley, who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981, pointing a gun to his own head.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Librium Love" – 5:17
  2. "Suburban Anti-Christ" (Bonus) – 1:59
  3. "Armed and Fairly Well Equipped" (Bonus) – 4:04
  4. "Vaya Con Satan" – 4:02
  5. "Punk Pals" – 2:32
  6. "New Wave Song" – 2:40
  7. "Manimal" – 4:15
  8. "Nadsat Comes Easy" – 4:31
  9. "Dark Secret Girl" – 2:00
  10. "Hot Cars" (Bonus) – 3:34
  11. "Clenched Teeth" (Bonus) – 2:21
  12. "Zonked Out (On Hashish)" – 2:03
  13. "Kiss the Knife (aka "Hand Of Love")" – 1:58
  14. "I'm In Love With The Destructive Girls" – 2:12
  15. "A Career In Indierock" – 24:36

Line-up[edit]

Miscellanea[edit]

  • Band name was spelled three different ways: Turboneger (disc), TRBNGR (cover) and Turbonegro (jewel case sticker).
  • Two versions of disc were put out with this release. Some were printed with white text on black while others had black text on bare disc.