Ella Mental

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Centering about theatrical vocalist Heather Mac (neé McDermott, later Parr) and guitarist Tim Parr, Ella Mental were formed in South Africa in 1984 and released the single "See Yourself (Clowns)" in 1985, with debut album "Uncomplicated Dreams" following later.

The band toured extensively and produced three more singles: "Jenny", "30 Million Lonely People", and "Madmen" (which was banned because it criticised then-president P.W. Botha).

The group thus left for Ireland around 1986, set up a home and starting rehearsing for the big break. After a year overseas, bassist Adrian Levi returned to South Africa and drummer Hermann Eugster returned to his home in Switzerland. Married couple Tim and Heather Parr were not to give up, and the big break came when Warner Bros. spotted Ella Mental (now fleshed out by various Irish musicians) at the Marquee Club in Soho.

The eponymous "Ella Mental" album was produced in the States and released in 1989 by Warner Brothers in the USA, Australia, England and Europe, receiving a lukewarm response. It would never be released in their home country, though.

In 1992 Ella Mental finally disbanded.
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Albums

Ella Mental - Uncomplicated Dreams album art Ella Mental Uncomplicated Dreams (Album) EMI South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
Ella Mental - Ella Mental album art Ella Mental Ella Mental (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EMIJ 11230 Ella Mental - See Yourself (Clowns) album art Ella Mental See Yourself (Clowns)(7") EMI EMIJ 11230 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
EMIJ 11234 Ella Mental - 30 Million Lonely People album art Ella Mental 30 Million Lonely People(7", Single) EMI Music South Africa (Pty) Ltd. EMIJ 11234 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
Ella Mental - Light Up My Life album art Ella Mental Light Up My Life Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Ella Mental - No Woman No Cry album art Ella Mental No Woman No Cry (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1989 Sell This Version
7-22839 Ella Mental - Eddie's Cat album art Ella Mental Eddie's Cat(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7-22839 Australia 1989 Sell This Version

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