Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Scatterbrain: Guy Brogna, Glen Cummings (top), Tommy Christ, Mike Boyko, Paul Neider
Normany Sound, Warren, RI - July 1991
photo: ht

Long Island's Scatterbrain were a terrific band Peter Lubin and I picked up for Elektra in 1990 with their 'Here Comes Trouble' album. They could play the ass off practically any band you could name. They also had a great sense of humour, so working/hanging with them was always a blast. Unfortunately, by the time they landed at Elektra, the label's image had become so PC and seriously uptight, few working there had time for a band with the musical chops of the Mothers Of Invention, the heaviness of Metallica, the funk of the Chili Peppers, the humour of the Bonzo Dog Band and the attitude of The Replacements. Somehow good ol' kick-ass rock 'n' roll had become much less desirable to the powers that be. 'Grandma's House Of Babes' didn't really stand a chance against songs about saving the planet or man's inhumanity to man. These photos were taken during the recording of their 2nd album, 'Scamboogery', which featured a vocal cameo from Smokin' Joe Frazier and horns from the extra-tight, and always reliable Urban Blight. More photos here (click on slideshow)
Tommy Christ, ht, Joe Frazier, Paul Neider
Scatterbrain recording session, NYC, June 1991
photo: Eric Kroll

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