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 – Marquee Moon
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: Television – Marquee Moon
Released as a single in July 1977.
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Words fail me!!! 🤣
It’s gonna take a while to recover from that…
I cannot imagine this!
Tell me the Stranglers are coming. That would make this whole Nutley thing perfect.
Just noticed that in the photo above the band are walking east down St. Marks place between 2nd and 1st Avenues. They’ve just passed the Holiday Lounge–a dive bar which had a low ceiling which you couldn’t see for the cigarette smoke. It’s still there.
If I’m not mistaken this would have been right around where Echorich knocked Patti Smith over, as he hilariously recounted in this post: https://thenewvinylvillain.com/2016/10/26/everyones-your-friend-in-new-york-city-3/