Scott Helland

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Scott Helland
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Helland performing with Deep Wound in 2013
Background information
Birth name Scott Donald Helland
Born (1967-12-27) December 27, 1967 (age 49)
Centralia, Illinois, United States
Genres Alternative rock, folk punk, punk cabaret, steampunk, hardcore punk, new-age
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments guitar, bass, drums, Vocals
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Deep Wound, Outpatients, The Gypsy Nomads, Frenchy and the Punk
Website www.frenchyandthepunk.com
Notable instruments
Godin Guitars
Fender Precision Bass

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). 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]

Discography[edit]

See also Deep Wound

Albums[edit]

Year Title Name Label
1996 Hellbox Mood Rings Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
1998 Deep in It Scott Helland Hellectrifly Records
1999 Motion Sickness" Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2000 Space Age Tranceology"[20] Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2002 Earthbound[21] Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2004 Brocade"[22] Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2006 Catapult Scott Helland Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2007 Thread & Stone[23] The Gypsy Nomads Exotic Aquatic Recordings
2008 Eternal Summer[24] 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[25] Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings
2013 Elephant Uproar[26] Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings
2014 Cartwheels EP Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings
2014 Bonjour Batfrog Frenchy and the Punk EA Recordings

With other bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Name Instrument
1983 The Basement Tape Outpatients Bass Guitar
1984 Deep Wound Deep Wound Bass Guitar
1985 Committed Outpatients Bass Guitar
1987 Free Association[27] Outpatients Bass Guitar
1993 Test of Time Outpatients Bass Guitar
1997 Hardcore Outcast's '82-'84[28] Outpatients Bass Guitar
1997 Anthology Compilation"[29] Deep Wound Bass Guitar
1998 Outcasts II '85-'95 Outpatients Bass Guitar
1998 Ambitions Make Way for Dread[30] Darkside NYC Bass Guitar
2000 The Blushing Bachelor Stephen Rand and the Magic Ponies Bass Guitar
2004 Cathedral[31] Ware River Club Bass Guitar
2005 In Pursuit of Your Happiness[32] Mark Mulcahy Bass Guitar

Featured in compilations[edit]

  • Bands That Could Be God LP (1984 – Deep Wound and Outpatients)[33]
  • Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol 2 LP (1985 – Outpatients)[34]

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 2014-03-03. 
  8. ^ "Artist / Discography Search". Zonemusicreproter.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  9. ^ Jack Rabid. "Space Age Tranceology – Scott Helland | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  10. ^ "Riders (2001) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  11. ^ "Artist / Discography Search". Zonemusicreproter.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  12. ^ "Echoes Playlist Week of April 29, 2002 (Week 18)". Echoes.org. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  13. ^ "Scott Helland And Traveling Band of Gypsy Nomads, The – Catapult (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  14. ^ "'Monarch of the Glen' tribute by Scott Helland (2005)". YouTube. December 9, 2010. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  15. ^ Digitalis, Raven: "Goth Craft", page 14. Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007
  16. ^ "Interview: Frenchy and the Punk". Sepiachord.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  17. ^ "Deep Wound-Video Prick". YouTube. December 2, 2007. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  18. ^ "Governors Ball Day 1 Recap: Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast Rock Before Storm Forces Cancellation". Diffuser.fm. June 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  19. ^ "Deep Wound reunion – J Mascis, Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr) Scott Helland (Frenchy and the Punk)". YouTube. June 10, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  20. ^ Scott Helland. "Scott Helland | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  21. ^ "Earthbound – Scott Helland | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. May 7, 2002. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  22. ^ "Brocade – Scott Helland | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. July 7, 2004. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  23. ^ "Thread & Stone – The Gypsy Nomads | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. November 13, 2007. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  24. ^ "Eternal Summer – The Gypsy Nomads | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. January 30, 2008. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  25. ^ "Hey Hey Cabaret – Frenchy and the Punk | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  26. ^ "Here Come The Drums!". Steampunkchronicle.com. March 12, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  27. ^ "KFTH – Outpatients: Free Association LP". Files.nyu.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  28. ^ Jack Rabid. "Hardcore Outcasts Revisited '82–'84 – The Outpatients | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  29. ^ "Deep Wound – Deep Wound at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  30. ^ "Ambitions Make Way for Dread – Darkside NYC | Credits". AllMusic. May 26, 1998. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  31. ^ "Cathedral – The Ware River Club | Credits". AllMusic. March 9, 2004. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  32. ^ "In Pursuit of Your Happiness – Mark Mulcahy | Credits". AllMusic. March 22, 2005. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  33. ^ "KFTH – Bands That Could Be God Compilation LP". Files.nyu.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  34. ^ "Various – Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol 2 (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 

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