Helmet release Betty
Betty is the third album by Helmet, released in 1994 on Interscope.
The album was highly anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band's success with the previous album, Meantime.
This album coincided with Helmet's first personnel change, with Rob Echeverria (guitarist of NYC hardcore band, Rest In Pieces) replacing the departed Peter Mengede on guitar. Despite being Helmet's highest charting album in the U.S., Betty was not as successful as Meantime, but received almost unanimously-favorable reviews from critics. After recording and touring in support of the album, Echeverria left Helmet in 1995 to join Biohazard; however, his departure was much more amicable than Mengede's.
Prior to Betty's release in June 1994, the album's biggest hit, "Milquetoast", originally appeared in alternate form on The Crow soundtrack as "Milktoast". Its video was in regular rotation on MTV, and videos for "Wilma's Rainbow" and "Biscuits For Smut" were also released.