Scott Helland

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Scott Helland
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Helland performing with Deep Wound in 2013
Background information
Birth nameScott Donald Helland
BornCentralia, Illinois, United States
GenresAlternative rock, folk punk, punk cabaret, Instrumental, hardcore punk, thrash metal, new-age, post-punk
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrumentsguitar, bass, drums, Vocals
Years active1982–present
Associated actsFrenchy and the Punk, Guitarmy of One, Deep Wound, Outpatients
Websitewww.frenchyandthepunk.com

Scott Helland is an American alternative rock musician, acoustic guitarist, bassist and songwriter. A founding member of the groups Deep Wound,[1] Outpatients,[2] and Frenchy and the Punk). He also performs instrumental music as Guitarmy of One. Helland was born in Centralia, Illinois and raised in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Career[edit]

Helland attended high school in Westfield, where he met Lou Barlow. The two formed the Massachusetts-based hardcore punk band Deep Wound in 1982. J Mascis joined the band after answering their ad for a "drummer wanted to play really fast".[3] While playing bass guitar in Deep Wound, Helland formed Outpatients with brother Vis Helland in 1982 and released The Basement Tape in 1983.[4] The Outpatients were also part of the Western mass hardcore scene and shared the stage with bands like Hüsker Dü, Battalion of Saints, Crucifix, The FU's and GBH.[5] Deep Wound broke up in 1984 and "Scott... went in the Outpatients full time."[6] The Outpatients toured the East Coast of the US, Canada and Argentina throughout their 13-year career and disbanded in 1995.[7]

Helland released seven albums under his own name beginning with the experimental Hellbox Mood Rings CD in 1996. In 2000, he released an ambient/instrumental/new age[8] CD called Space Age Tranceology "and made the striking transition to atmospheric soundtracks."[9] In the same year he composed music for the film Riders.[10] Songs from his 2002 CD release, Earthbound,[11] were played on the syndicated radio program Echoes.[12] In 2006, he released the all acoustic 12 song Catapult album[13] with his tribute to the BBC series of the same name Monarch of the Glen.[14] He formed Scott Helland and the Traveling Band of Gypsy Nomads[15] in 2005 with French-born singer and percussionist Samantha Stephenson, which later became Frenchy and the Punk.[16]

In 2004, Helland reunited with his old Deep Wound bandmates for a song at the John M Greene Hall in Northampton, Massachusetts.[17] In June 2013 they reunited, to perform the song "Training Ground" at the Governor's Ball in New York City.[18][19] More recently Helland and his bandmates played together in 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts when the other half of Deep Wound, J Mascis and Lou Barlow's band Dinosaur jr were opening for the Foo Fighters. [20]

In 2014 his duo Frenchy and the Punk performed at Scotland's prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Fest.[21] In 2016 he released a book of his pen and ink drawings titled Feast. "Helland’s pagan-organic lines recall the gothic style of Aubrey Beardsley, as well as those of punk pen wielders like Savage Pencil, Nick Blinko, and Raymond Pettibon." [22]

Helland roared back to the instrumental rock world with his Never End the Rocket Century record in 2017. Intended as a multicultural mashup of the classic Ramones albums Rocket to Russia and End of the Century, his acoustic (guitar) has the propulsive drive of punk rock, but his riffs resonate with sounds ranging from Krautrock to flamenco and spaghetti western pastiche.[23] Helland has released 6 videos from the album including the title track, 'Never End the Rocket Century', in which he donned a space suit and walked around Los Angeles.[24]

In January 2019 Helland and Stephenson's cabaret rock duo Frenchy and the Punk released a video for the song Lanky Bell Bottoms from their forth-coming album Hooray Beret.[25]

Discography[edit]

See also Deep Wound

Albums[edit]

Year Title Name Label
1982 American Style(demo) Deep Wound Self Released
1983 The Basement Tape Outpatients Free Association
1983 Deep Wound(7") Deep Wound Radiobeat Records
1985 Committed Outpatients Free Association
1987 Free Association[26] Outpatients Incas Records
1989 Insomnia School of Violence Self
1991 Life on the Outside Outpatients EA Recordings
1993 Test of Time Outpatients EA Recordings
1995 Hardcore Outcast's '82-'84[27] Outpatients EA Recordings
1996 Hellbox Mood Rings Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
1997 Anthology Compilation"[28] Deep Wound Damaged Goods
1998 Outcasts II '85-'95 Outpatients EA Recordings
1998 Ambitions Make Way for Dread[29] Darkside NYC indie release
1998 Deep in It Scott Helland Hellectrifly Records
1999 Motion Sickness Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2000 Space Age Tranceology"[30] Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2000 The Blushing Bachelor Stephen Rand and the Magic Ponies Wormco Records
2002 Earthbound[31] Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2004 Brocade"[32] Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2004 Cathedral[33] Ware River Club Spirit House Records
2005 In Pursuit of Your Happiness[34] Mark Mulcahy Mezzotint
2006 Almost Complete Deep Wound Baked Goods Records
2006 Catapult Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2007 Thread & Stone[35] The Gypsy Nomads Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2008 Eternal Summer[36] The Gypsy Nomads Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2008 At the Carnivale Eclectique The Gypsy Nomads Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2010 Happy Madness Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings
2011 Live at Bube's Brewery Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings
2012 Hey Hey Cabaret[37] Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings
2013 Elephant Uproar[38] Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings
2014 Cartwheels EP Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings
2014 Bonjour Batfrog Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings
2015 Feast Art Book [39] Scott Helland Paris Punk Press
2016 Compilation Scott Helland Guitarmy of One EA Recordings
2016 Batfrog Tracks - Lyric/Photo Book Frenchy and the Punk Paris Punk Press
2017 Never End the Rocket Century Scott Helland Guitarmy of One EA Recordings
2019 Hooray Beret Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings

Featured in compilations[edit]

  • Bands That Could Be God LP (1984 – Deep Wound and Outpatients)[40]
  • Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol 2 LP (1985 – Outpatients)[41]
  • Guillotined at the Hangar: Shielded by Death, Vol. 2 (2002 – Outpatients)[42]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cogan, Brian: "The Encyclopedia of Punk", page 74. Sterling Publishing, 2006
  2. ^ Blush, Steven: "American Hardcore: A Tribal History", page 244. Feral House, 2001
  3. ^ Azerrad, Michael: "Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981–1991.", page 348. Little, Brown and Company., 2001
  4. ^ Blush, Steven: "American Hardcore: A Tribal History", page 321. Feral House, 2001
  5. ^ Turcotte, Bryan Ray and Miller, Christopher T: "Fucked Up and Photocopied: Instant Art Of The Punk Rock Movement", page 194. Gingko Press, 1999
  6. ^ Mudrian, Albert: "Choosing Death The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore", page 51. Feral House, 2004
  7. ^ "Frenchy and the Punk". Frenchy and the Punk. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Artist / Discography Search". Zonemusicreproter.com. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  9. ^ Jack Rabid. "Space Age Tranceology – Scott Helland | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Riders (2001) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "Artist / Discography Search". Zonemusicreproter.com. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "Echoes Playlist Week of April 29, 2002 (Week 18)". Echoes.org. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  13. ^ "Scott Helland And Traveling Band of Gypsy Nomads, The – Catapult (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  14. ^ "'Monarch of the Glen' tribute by Scott Helland (2005)". YouTube. December 9, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  15. ^ Digitalis, Raven: "Goth Craft", page 14. Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007
  16. ^ "Interview: Frenchy and the Punk". Sepiachord.com. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  17. ^ "Deep Wound-Video Prick". YouTube. December 2, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  18. ^ "Governors Ball Day 1 Recap: Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast Rock Before Storm Forces Cancellation". Diffuser.fm. June 8, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  19. ^ "Deep Wound reunion – J Mascis, Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr) Scott Helland (Frenchy and the Punk)". YouTube. June 10, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  20. ^ "Deep Wound / Dinosaur jr / Scott Helland / Fenway Park". YouTube.
  21. ^ https://www.steampunkalmanac.co.uk/batfrog/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  22. ^ "New Paltz Guitarist's Book is a Visual Feast".
  23. ^ "CD Review: Scott Helland".
  24. ^ "SCOTT HELLAND - Never End The Rocket Century - (Official Music Video)". YouTube.
  25. ^ "Frenchy and the Punk - Lanky Bell Bottoms (Official Video)". YouTube.
  26. ^ "KFTH – Outpatients: Free Association LP". Files.nyu.edu. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  27. ^ Jack Rabid. "Hardcore Outcasts Revisited '82–'84 – The Outpatients | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  28. ^ "Deep Wound – Deep Wound at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  29. ^ "Ambitions Make Way for Dread – Darkside NYC | Credits". AllMusic. May 26, 1998. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  30. ^ Scott Helland. "Scott Helland | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  31. ^ "Earthbound – Scott Helland | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. May 7, 2002. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  32. ^ "Brocade – Scott Helland | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. July 7, 2004. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  33. ^ "Cathedral – The Ware River Club | Credits". AllMusic. March 9, 2004. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  34. ^ "In Pursuit of Your Happiness – Mark Mulcahy | Credits". AllMusic. March 22, 2005. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  35. ^ "Thread & Stone – The Gypsy Nomads | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. November 13, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  36. ^ "Eternal Summer – The Gypsy Nomads | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. January 30, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  37. ^ "Hey Hey Cabaret – Frenchy and the Punk | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  38. ^ "Here Come The Drums!". Steampunkchronicle.com. March 12, 2013. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  39. ^ "New Paltz Guitarist's Book is a Visual Feast".
  40. ^ "KFTH – Bands That Could Be God Compilation LP". Files.nyu.edu. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  41. ^ "Various – Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol 2 (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  42. ^ "Various – Guillotined at the Hangar: Shielded by Death, Vol. 2 (Vinyl, LP)- All Music Guidedate=". Retrieved January 17, 2019.

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