Helmet was formed in New York City in 1989 by founding members Page Hamilton, Henry Bogdan, Peter Mengede and John Stanier. The group signed to Amphetamine Reptile Records, and released their first full-length album, Strap It On, in 1991. Interscope Records soon came calling and signed the band in 1992. Read more
15 years of The Crow
Posted by Helmet on Nov 08 2009
Celebrating the classic film’s 15th anniversary, Page Hamilton contributes to an interesting retrospective on The Crow over at MTV.com.
“It’s impossible to imagine ‘The Crow’ without this soundtrack and certainly several films attempted to follow suit in the movie’s wake, with varying degrees of success. ‘The Crow’ music supervisor Jolene Cherry went on to put together 1995’s ‘Batman Forever’ soundtrack with artists like Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Deal Real Estate, The Flaming Lips, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and Mazzy Starr.
The music in ‘The Crow’ was an undeniable component in the perfect storm of events that lined up to ensure the movie would connect in deep and intimate ways with an intensely devoted group of people.”