THE ART AND SOUND OF HELMET MUSIC

WTF????   Yeah I know……..first things first, Helmet Music is not a person or a band….(Helmut Newton is a person btw) now we’ve got that sorted…….

There’s more to Helmet pop than just Daft Punk….but why cover yourself up???….Ugly??  Bad breath??  Sacre Bleu!!!!!..well actually in this case, everything is ugly except the track (the film is hideous and all the best bits are in the vid below.....(which is nothing to do with the blog as none of the artists involved wear a helmet)

Actually, it’s a cool look, simple as that…..this whole blog could end here and I could post a ton of Daft Punk pics and vids……check Google.

 

But is it a French thing……without a doubt the Punks were influenced by Space way back from 1977 when Electro-Disco first started…actually..have you ever thought how bloody heavy those synths are from that age…you’d need zero gravity or at least a bit of magic to make them fly…….

 

Ofcourse, You don’t have to be French to(o) …… Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese solo album Stuntman from 1979 features a striking Sterzhelm, probably as a safety feature……

Check out the whole Stuntman album...take it easy and not too fast...............but keeping in a German/Tangerine type fashion….Klaus Schulze wanted to keep his Audentity from those who thought he was a Cyborg over a 10 year period (73 to 83).

 

Modern times and so called Future-delic Rock and Roll band Gotcha from Holland know they can attract a bit more interest by donning a few retro crash helmets before they get sent back to the moon……..but it doesn't make you musically any good does it?? (not my opinion....just a thought)

 

But why would you??…pack it in, what the hell are you going on about?????... I hear you say (it’s my blog..ok?)   If you’re gonna do it, do it properly…....Space Cowboys, The Jonzun Crew paved the way from a Star Wars orientated old school electro……nobody does it better…if you’re gonna use a Vocoder, you need to wear a helmet…..it’s that simple.

66401_victor-willis-le-policier-des-village-people.jpg
images-2.jpeg

 

Ofcourse there’s nothing kinkier than a stormtrooper in drag and If you want to get down with the boyz, Helmets are cool….theres no denying that hot cop drag….is this where all of it comes from.

I'd choose Marianne Faithfull over Sandra Bullock anyday...but hold on..Marianne's not wearing a helmet (you caught me out there)

and neither is she, and i'm riding ofcourse............Ofcourse, it might just be because he’s a spacer, a star chaser…or is that too chic…….

 

Keep yer helmet on, otherwise you might lose your head…ever wondered why in that Aussie heat why you’d need to wear a helmet in a car, let alone a bunch of leathers??

 

Yes it’s all about electricity….those of you old enough might remember those really cool light fittings that were drilled to the ceiling of your grandparents sitting rooms in the sixties…..circular neon bulbs covered in nicotine stains……..never ever did anyone wear one in the sixties…prove me wrong…..

 

Ok…ok….One more time…..back to Daft Punk…..like Luc Bessons Fifth Element, Tron is a massive fashion flick…..Jean Paul Gaultier’s props and fashion made FE a fantastic, if underrated flim.  Daft’s Hemlets made Tron the sexy, neon clad, two wheeled synthetic lust pic it is……..

This immaculate cut up video to The Glitch Mobs remix of Derezzed is the ultimate in Neon Hemet Sex........but it shouldn't be an alternative to the Daft Punk OST.......


Hauntology …does it matter how old your helmet is??   Does it matter whether you use it for space travel or fast land based persuits???