THE TVV 2022/2023 FESTIVE SERIES (Part 12)


I bought a second-hand CD a long time ago, specifically for the purposes of having a bit of fun on the blog, and I’ve decided to use the normally quiet festive period, when the traffic and number of visitors drops quite dramatically, to go with it.

The CD was issued in 1996.  It is called Beat On The Brass, and it was recorded by The Nutley Brass, the brains of whom belong to New York musician Sam Elwitt.

The concept behind the album is simple. Take one bona-fide punk/post-punk/new wave classic and give it the easy listening treatment.

There are 18 tracks on the CD all told.  Some have to be heard to be believed.

Strap yourselves in.

mp3: The Nutley Brass – Psycho Killer

And, just so you can appreciate the magnificence (or otherwise) of the renditions, you’ll also be able to listen to the original versions as we make our way through the CD in random order.

mp3: Talking Heads – Psycho Killer

From the album Talking Heads : 77

Part 13 of this series will be posted up next Monday.


3 thoughts on “THE TVV 2022/2023 FESTIVE SERIES (Part 12)

  1. Thanks for this series, JC. As a former brass bandsman, I really appreciated it.

    That said, we never had pianos in our brass band.

    The Hot 8 Brass Band are also worth checking out if you’ve never heard them (though I’m sure you have). Their version of Sexual Healing is amazing.

    Happy New Year!

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