Mister Neutron
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Mister Neutron

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"Year Round Surfing"

If you were to collect classic sounds of the Shore, your list would not be complete without a healthy dose of surf rock -- the twangy, reverb-heavy style popular in the early 1960s.

Today that style can be heard in the music of Mister Neutron, a trio composed of Damian and Tony Fanelli, brothers originally from Jersey City (now living in Cranford) and Drew Paradine, their longtime friend and drummer, originally from Bayonne (now in Chatham).

When the band's debut album, MISTER NEUTRON LOVES YOU, appeared in 2004, it sent ripples through a fan base that Damian calls the East Coast "surf subculture" -- dedicated crowds at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park and The Crossroads in Garwood.

The band's 2006 release, RED TRIANGLE, caught a wave of popularity around the country. After a California tour, they return to the studio to finish recording their third album for Deep Eddy Records, slated for release next spring.

Watch for the band at Asbury Lanes this summer. Their live performances, Damian says, "are crazy. A lot of the things on the CD don't even represent how insane the live shows are."

Visit misterneutron.com for updated information on live shows. - New Jersey Monthly

"Deadly Good Stuff"

This Cranford, N.J.-based trio fronted by brothers Damian and Tony Fanelli plays an interesting rootsy style that blends straight-ahead garage rock with roots and surf elements, with Damian's nimble and tasteful guitar playing deserving extra praise. They also wrap the whole package with a hefty dose of oddball and irreverent humor as evidenced in songs like "Atomic Supermen" and "Go, Stinky Monkey!" The record sprawls across 19 songs, which might be a bit too much for an initial dosage, but there are several songs here that are worthy of attention. - Pop Culture Press

"Old, New and Neutron"

This nine-song EP (RED TRIANGLE) is a powerful tribute to classic surf, old, new and Neutron, as well as a showcase of the power-surf style Mister Neutron fans are familiar with. My personal pick is "Submariner." The drums of Drew Paradine just blew me away. Every second drips with reverb and salt air. The drums and bass line provide powerful surges of sound that compliment the high, sweet double-picking of Mister Damian Fanelli so well. I have listened to this CD no less that 20-plus times and still love this tune the most. I have heard Mister Neutron play every tune on RED TRIANGLE live and found the mix of exotica/trad, as in "Super Constellation" coming right after the hot-rod-surf sound of "Danger Diabolik," as enjoyable as the mix of tunes during their live shows. The CD closes with an original written by bassist Tony Fanelli, "Neutron Stomp." It opens with Drew leading the way on the skins, followed by deep reverberating strings of Damian and Tony. "Neutron Stomp" will have you swaying and grinding with your dance partner as the beat builds up to climatic ending that takes your breath away. RED TRIANGLE leaves you wanting more, which is what all good performers want their audiences to feel. Be prepared to yell "encore!" after the CD ends. Mister Neutron has definitely created a place in the surf music genre all their own, and I am grateful they have allowed us to share it with them through their latest CD, RED TRIANGLE. - NESMA


Nor'easter (2008)
Red Triangle (2006)
Mister Neutron Loves You (2004)

Six-Gun Surf (2008)
Texas Independent Musicians, Vol. 1 (2007)
Big Wave Riders (2005)
Garage Justice, Vol. 1: Austin Vs. NYC (2003)



Mister Neutron is widely considered the top instrumental/surf trio on the East Coast of the United States.

This New Jersey band primarily performs in New York City, but they've visited California, Texas, Georgia and several large, square- and elbow-shaped states in recent years and months.

The three Neutrons have been playing and recording together since 1984, when they met while stealing hubcaps. Mister Neutron (name-wise) was born in 1998, and they shifted to the 100-percent surf/instro scene in 2005.

Mister Neutron is known for its creative, original modern-surf melodies, lightning-fast playing and a subtlety and tightness that comes from playing together for 24 years. Their music takes the listener on a joy ride that ricochets between serene and downright menacing. And because you read that on the Internet, you know it must be true!

Thrill to the ferocious double picking, the chilling glissandos and the trem-bar bends! Gawk and grin at the best instrumental rock you’ll hear this year!

Their latest CD, NOR’EASTER (released June 2008), showcases several instro-rock styles, including modern and classic surf, a slack-key-inspired acoustic tune, Hammond organ-drenched spy rock and spaghetti western via a new arrangement of “Hang ’Em High.” And although it’s packed with New Jersey references (Point Pleasant, Sea Girt, Tiki Barber), NOR'EASTER will have people doing the Neutron Stomp from coast to coast, down into Tuscany, Antigua, Weisbaden and Indochina! Maybe even Quebec!

The band is Damian Fanelli (guitarist and writer -- check out his Dave Wronski feature in the February 2008 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine), Tony Fanelli (bassist and lover of fine things) and Drew Paradine (drummer and champion mouser). They all live in New Jersey.

Mister Neutron: Women want them, men want to be them. Luckily, with recent advancements in identity theft, anything is possible!