The Nutley Brass

about Sam Elwitt:

In addition to producing the Nutley Brass off and on since 1992, I spend my quality time playing guitar in the Moto-Gators and recording the New Surfsiders. I have occasionally written and produced incidental and theme music for a few film, television, radio and cartoon projects.

Past bands include the Sea Monkeys, the Small Potatoes, the Spittoons, the Underthings, the Silly Pillows, the Dirt Cheap, the Cost of Living, the Degrads, and the Spittoons. Samples and download links are below. Some LPs, 45s and CDs are also available upon request.

Contact: info (at) nutleybrass (dot) com


New: Fiend Club Lounge is now expanded with brand-new bonus tracks! Also available on limited-edition colored vinyl for the first time!

Fiend Club Lounge (Misfits Records)Download from iTunesDownload from Amazon
Fiend Club Lounge
  • Hybrid Moments
  • Teenagers From Mars

Thirteen classic Misfits anthems are transformed into a demented delight of cocktail cacophony on this authorized Misfits Records release. This recording of "Skulls" can also be heard in the movie Hot Rod.

"Fiend Club Lounge is one of the best renditions of some of the best Misfits songs ever recorded. Any true, and I mean true musician will appreciate the intricacies of the instrumentations on this CD."
— Misfits guitarist Franché Coma

"Hilarious…'Teenagers from Mars' becomes the bopping soundtrack to a 1960s Fifth Avenue shopping spree, complete with twiddling xylophones."
— All Music Guide

Ramones Songbook (Medicine Label)Download from Amazon
Ramones Songbook
  • I Wanna Be Sedated
  • Blitzkrieg Bop

With the group's third album, Ramones Songbook, the Nutley Brass won widespread critical acclaim for their twinkling and tantalizing arrangements of such classics as "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop." Songs from this CD can be heard in the documentary Ramones Raw and the movie Sugar and Spice. Special thanks to the late Joey Ramone for his involvement.

"Ramones meets the elevator head-on through the clever genius of Sam Elwitt."
— Joey Ramone

"The arrangements reveal the sweet pop core at the heart of the Ramones' songwriting…'Beat on the Brat' becomes irrepressibly perky in the process."
— Q Magazine


Beat On The Brass (Percolator Records)
Beat on the Brass
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18 punk rock anthems done the Nutley way, from the Adverts to the Stranglers. U.K. release long out of print on CD, now available for download on Amazon.

The Nutley Brass Plays the Greatest Hits of Shimmy-Disc (Shimmy-Boot)
The Nutley Brass Plays the Greatest Hits of Shimmy-Disc

Features Nutley treatments of songs by King Missile, Fly Ashtray, Jad Fair and others. Includes "Honey, I Sure Miss You," as heard in the 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Out of print, email for availability.

Ramones Songbook Vols. 1 & 2 (Vital Music Records)
Ramones Songbook Vols. 1 and 2

7-inch vinyl EPs that inspired the full-length CD of the same name, available from Vital Music.

Greasy Kid Stuff: Songs From Inside The Radio (Confidential Recordings)
Greasy Kid Stuff: Songs From Inside The Radio
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Includes "Chicken: Impossible" by the Nutley Brass.

Todos Somos Ramones (Rockaway Records)
Todos Somos Ramones

Includes "Something to Believe In" by the Nutley Brass. Buy from the Joey Ramone online store.

The Moto-Gators

The Moto-Gators are an instrumental combo, playing guitarist Ron Kellum's Stax/Link Wray-inspired tunes and a choice assortment of Moto-Gating covers.

Your Moto-Gators are: Sam Elwitt (guitar, organ), Matt Fiveash (bass), Ron Kellum (guitar), Kris Parrish (drums, vocals).

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Sea MonkeysDownload from Amazon
Sea Monkeys

Bowery to Baghdad / Live in Ape City (expanded edition)

Sea Monkeys vs. Bigfoot (expanded edition)

Secret Sign (expanded edition)

Classic stupid punk-rock releases from New York's legendary Sea Monkeys (1986-2001) are now available on Amazon. Each comes with an assortment of bonus tracks.

Your Sea Monkeys were: Dave the Spazz (lead vocals), Tom Cassar (bass, vocals), Kevin Clark (drums), Sam Elwitt (guitar, vocals), Andy Maltz (guitar, vocals).

The Underthings: Big Hits (Percolator Records)Download from Amazon
The Underthings: Big Hits
  • Golden Oldie
  • Shake Me!

With the Underthings, you had four on the floor rock n roll chock full of hooks and harmonies. Each member of the Underthings had a long and distinguished (and/or embarrassing) musical rap sheet.

Your Underthings were: Sam Elwitt (guitar, vocals), Matt Fiveash (bass), Andy Maltz (guitar, vocals), Kris Parrish (drums, vocals).

Assorted other stuff...
Ramones Songbook

Sam Elwitt solo

Music for Film, Video, Radio

Small Potatoes — Justina Davies (drums), Sam Elwitt (lead guitar), Matt Fiveash (bass), Clare McKeen (lead vocals, guitar)