Page Hamilton

Guest Musician: Page Hamilton of Helmet

Interview: Page Hamilton of Helmet | New Fury Media

Page Hamilton of Helmet has one of the most distinct guitar sounds in the last 30 years. His style and tone has often been tried to be duplicated and has influenced and inspired countless bands and players. His work in Helmet is truly exceptional along with his other work with Glenn Branca, Band of Susans and his experimental jazz work. His style is so unique that when he’s guested on other band’s albums, there is no denying it’s Page. Here’s a few of the songs he has guested on over the years.

Nine Inch Nails- No, You Don’t (from The Fragile):



Therapy?- Unbeliever (from Troublegum):


Wire- All Fours (from Object 47):


Norma Jean- Opposite of Left and Wrong (from The Anti-Mother):


P.O.D- God Forbid (fro When Angels and Serpents Dance):


Linkin Park- All For Nothing (from The Hunting Party):

Album Rank: Helmet

Helmet Metal Band Logo Vinyl Decal Car Window Guitar Laptop Sticker – Kandy  Vinyl Shop

The other day, I wound up with the Helmet song “In The Meantime” stuck in my head. As always when that happens, I am compelled to go listen to the album. While doing that, I realized it’s been a minute since I listened to Helmet. Their early albums are exquisite and highly influential. Their more recent albums, have some really cool songs on them, and do hark back to their early days at times. So, with that in mind, here’s a ranking of their albums from not their best to the best.

8) Seeing Eye Dog:



7) Dead To The World:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qIoIgN7UOc&list=OLAK5uy_nvwIW222A6Aw_ALXK8Mr_2di3VGsJzVz0

6) Size Matters:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh_ga6mEO4w&list=OLAK5uy_kmU96gUGDKzZEzU_MZkBckbEmJGID2eyY

5) Monochrome:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0e2q0pNAbo&list=OLAK5uy_kPtJucBh7Dy3fd4y4dMpbSg5yVNyE9S4A


4) Aftertaste:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtYea59Juro&list=OLAK5uy_mxV9RC30gu6OPzQx2tW0gAiJDdA-miEwg

3) Strap It On:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K7Tmc7wnw8&list=OLAK5uy_lIJ1sNx4JTzp3SSGcPJ3U4djFXXFP6d-Q

2) Betty:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3a8Ow-DoAw&list=OLAK5uy_nqDP4Skga8SWAW2_twGp4eP0XxT8WmGXI

1) Meantime:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9346rQ1d8ik&list=OLAK5uy_k7kO962xkSQ5o-lRopWDDFLHo493kSNdo