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Never Trust anyone Over 30
December 2004
Released: 2004, Dirty Dog
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: JP

Year-end wrap-up: Each of the last few years to wrap up the year I have picked a theme for my reviews for December. This year due to the overwhelming number of CD’s that deserve exposure, recognition and commentary I am going to resort to quantity over quality. I usually try to give as much attention to each CD with extensive commentary however this month’s reviews (perhaps unfortunately) will be short and sweet and much more in the style of traditional magazine reviews where space restrictions are an important factor. (ie. Less detail) I apologize in advance to readers who expect much more detailed reviews. Please check the reviews archives as many of my colleagues have written excellent detailed commentary of many of these CD’s. I hope the large number of quick comments will help guide you making some of those important year-end CD purchase decisions. Happy Holidays and see you in January. JP

Helix has been damn busy this year! A new studio CD, two compilations a DVD, a book and more it’s good to see them back in action after ten years of virtual silence. This is a rarities compilation which should nicely compliments the big label one which I haven’t heard yet. This indie production has a fan-club feel with not too much in way of packaging or photos, but it does have one superior trait; long and extensive song by song liner notes for all 15 tracks from 1979 to this years new studio CD. It collects tracks from all their independent material along with remixes and three new songs. Final cut ‘I Just Wanna Be stoned is hilarious! This compilation is must have for the Helix fan who stopped following them after the major label years. If you are die-hard and bought all the independent stuff you’ll still want this very cool 30th anniversary compilation.
Track Listing

1. You’re A Woman Now
2. Women, Whiskey & Sin
3. Running Wild In The 21st Century
4. Heavy Metal Cowboys
5. Good to The Last Drop (radio version)
6. Tug O’ War
7. Sleepin’ In The Doghouse Again
8. Shock City Psycho Rock
9. Wrecking Ball
10. Jaws of The Tiger
11. You’ve Got The Love That I Like
12. Six Feet Underground
13. Delilah
14. I’m A Live Frankenstein
I Just Wanna Be Stoned


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