Born Annoying

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Born Annoying
Compilation album by Helmet
Released April 21, 1995
Recorded 1989-1993
Genre Post-hardcore, noise rock, alternative metal
Length 36:09
Label Amphetamine Reptile
Producer various, Helmet
Helmet chronology
Born Annoying
Singles from Born Annoying
  1. "Primitive/Born Annoying (1993)"
    Released: 1993[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Born Annoying is a compilation album of alternative metal band Helmet's early songs, released in 1995 by their old label, Amphetamine Reptile, a.k.a. AmRep. It is a collection of singles, B sides, compilation tracks, and other rarities spanning from the band's inception in 1989 until they were signed to Interscope in 1992. However, the band did record two songs in 1993 that were released through AmRep; they are included here.

The cover art is a bronze-colored version of the same photo used on the "Born Annoying" 7" single. (It was light green back then.)

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Born Annoying" (1989 demo) 6:04
2. "Rumble" (1989 demo; instrumental) 2:27
3. "Shirley MacLaine" (1989 demo) 6:20
4. "Geisha to Go" (1989 demo) 3:30
5. "Taken" (Strap It On outtake) 1:53
6. "Your Head" ("Unsung" B-side) 3:21
7. "Oven" (Melvins cover) 1:21
8. "No Nicky No" ("In the Meantime" b-side; instrumental) 2:17
9. "Primitive" (Killing Joke cover) 3:58
10. "Born Annoying" (1993 version) 4:58
Total length: 36:09