Scatterbrain was an American eclectic thrash metal band founded in 1989 by Tommy Christ and Glen Cummings, after their Long Island, New York hardcore 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. 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 release, a 7-song EP titled: Mundus Intellectualis (1994). The band stopped writing, recording, and touring in 1994.

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

Scatterbrain is not to be confused with the Danish electro-synth band of the same name that existed between 1980 and 1985.