||New York, New York, USA
May 23, 2001
Humor and metal are seldom mixed, and even more seldom with any
degree of success.
New York's Scatterbrain were one of the few to achieve any notable
success with their blend of funk, thrash, and lyrics that one
can't help but smile at (as evidenced by song titles such as
"Tastes Just Like Chicken", "Grandma's House Of Babes",
"I'm With Stupid", and many others).
The band evolved from
a NYC hardcore band that released
two albums in the late 80's.
Scatterbrain's debut, Here Comes Trouble
, scored the band its
biggest hit, as "Don't Call Me Dude" garnered some good MTV airplay.
Though the band's joking attitude ultimately is what made them
memorable, it has to be said that they had serious chops as
musicians -- certainly had they chosen to go a more traditional
metal route they could have achieved success there.
As it was, even though they did draw a cult crowd, the fact that
they didn't really make it big is probably due to the simple fact
that a lot of people just didn't get it.
Here Comes Trouble
- Here comes trouble
- Earache my eye
- That's that
- I'm with stupid
- Down with the ship (Slight return)
- Sonata #3
- Mr. Johnson and the juice crew
- Goodbye freedom, hello mom
- Outta time
- Don't call me dude
- Drunken milkman
1990 Readers' Album
- Big Fun
- Fine Line
- Tastes Just Like Chicken
- Grandma's House Of Babes
- Sonata #11 (Rondo Alla Turca)
- Swiss Army Girl
- Down The Road (Rock'n'Roll Ain't Pretty)
- Write That Hit
- Beer Muscles
- Everybody Does It
- A Funny Thing
- How Could I Love You
- Dead Man Blues
- Down With The Ship