Highly amusing spazzy new wave whose amusement value increases substantially once their backstory is understood. Once upon a time these Florida boys went by the name of Babylon and were full blown harlequins-mimes-and-paper-mache-dragons Genesis wannabees. Proggers gone new wave is not an uncommon phenomenon but Helicopter prove to be a good example of what can happen when this scenario actually works. Devo were evidently a fork in the road for this crew, so out went the pastoralism, in it's place a species of zany herky jerk that owes an almost equal debt to Devo's fellow Akron residents Tin Huey. If Helicopter had been from there as well, they'd likely be considered far more than an anomalous footnote in prog rock history.
Note: the last two tracks crossfade, so they indexed as one track.
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