Born Annoying

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Born Annoying
Compilation album by
ReleasedApril 21, 1995
GenrePost-hardcore, noise rock, alternative metal
LabelAmphetamine Reptile
Producervarious, Helmet
Helmet chronology
Born Annoying
Singles from Born Annoying
  1. "Primitive/Born Annoying (1993)"
    Released: 1993[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 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]

1."Born Annoying" (1989, a-side of the debut single)6:04
2."Rumble" (1989, b-side of the debut single)2:27
3."Shirley MacLaine" (1989, demo)6:20
4."Geisha to Go" (1989, demo)3:30
5."Taken" (1990, Strap It On outtake)1:53
6."Your Head" (1991, from a John Peel session and later as the b-side to "Unsung")3:21
7."Oven" (1992, Melvins cover from a Sub Pop compilation)1:21
8."No Nicky No" (1992, "In the Meantime" b-side)2:17
9."Primitive" (1993, Killing Joke cover newly recorded)3:58
10."Born Annoying" (1993, newly recorded)4:58
Total length:36:09



  1. ^ "Helmet (2) - Primitve (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved September 3, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Born Annoying - Helmet". AllMusic.