Well…no, not really. Although, if you were unfamiliar with the metal band Helmet before hearing their latest song Bad News, you would be forgiven for thinking that, since it sounds like David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, just with more distortion.
Which is somewhat shocking, but not too shocking for long-suffering Helmet fans who feel that Page Hamilton should have retired the Helmet name after the Aftertaste album. When I think of Helmet, I think of drop tuned power chords, crazy ass guitar solos, and groove. Not David fucking Bowie, man!
No disrespect to Bowie (RIP) intended. No disrespect to Page, either. Bad News is actually a decent song. And it does have a crazy ass guitar solo, so there’s that.
It’s just another anachronism in the Helmet catalog, that’s all.