Scatterbrain (band)

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Scatterbrain Elektra.jpg
Scatterbrain, 1991
Background information
OriginNew York City, USA
GenresHeavy metal, comedy rock, funk metal[1]
Years active1989–1995
(Reunions: 2007)
LabelsRelativity Records
Elektra Records
Pavement Music
Associated actsLudichrist
MembersTommy Christ
Glen Cummings
Paul Nieder
Guy Brogna
Mike Boyko

Scatterbrain was an eclectic thrash metal band founded in 1989 by Tommy Christ and Glen Cummings after their Long Island, New York hardcore (NYHC) group Ludichrist broke up.

The band performed distinctive live shows incorporating bizarre cover songs such as a Mozart medley mixed with Motörhead, cross-dressing, and giant chickens.

Their most popular single "Don't Call Me Dude" was a top-twenty pop single in Australia;[2] the video received regular rotation on MTV's Headbangers Ball. The same video is also featured in the episode "Blood Drive" on MTV's Beavis and Butt-head.

The band contributed a cover of LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" to the soundtrack of the 1992 movie Encino Man.

In 1993 Cummings parted ways with the others and moved to Nashville, founding the group Stone Deep. Christ, Neider, Brogna and Boyko wrote and released Scatterbrain's third album, a 7-song E.P. titled: Mundus Intellectualis (1994). The band stopped writing, recording, or touring in 1994.

In 2007 Christ, Neider, Brogna and Ludichrist drummer Dave Miranda reunited to perform a handful of Scatterbrain / Ludichrist reunion shows.[3] Cummings did not participate.

Ludichrist is not to be confused with the Danish electro-synth band of the same name that existed 1980-85.


Music Videos[edit]

  • Don't Call Me Dude
  • Down With The Ship
  • Big Fun
  • Fine Line
  • If I Only Had a Brain


  1. ^ Haire, Chris (12 August 2009). "Psychostick returns funk metal to its silly roots". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ - Scatterbrain - Don't Call Me Dude
  3. ^ Scatterbrain on MySpace Music

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