Mental As Anything

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Mental As Anything are an Australian new wave/pop-rock band formed at an art school in Sydney in 1976.

Pseudonyms:
Andrew Smith - Andrew 'Greedy' Smith
Martin Murphy - Martin Plaza
Chris O'Doherty - Reg Mombassa
David Twohill - Wayne 'Bird' De Lisle
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Albums

Mental As Anything - Get Wet album art Mental As Anything Get Wet (Album) Regular Records (2) New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Espresso Bongo album art Mental As Anything Espresso Bongo (Album) Regular Records (2), Festival Records Australia 1980 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Cats & Dogs album art Mental As Anything Cats & Dogs (Album) Regular Records (2) Australia 1981 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? album art Mental As Anything If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? (Album) A&M Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Creatures Of Leisure album art Mental As Anything Creatures Of Leisure (Album) Regular Records (2) US 1983 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Fundamental As Anything album art Mental As Anything Fundamental As Anything (Album, Single) Regular Records (2) UK 1985 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Mouth To Mouth album art Mental As Anything Mouth To Mouth (Album) CBS Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Cyclone Raymond album art Mental As Anything Cyclone Raymond (Album) CBS US 1989 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Liar Liar Pants On Fire album art Mental As Anything Liar Liar Pants On Fire (Album) BMG Australia Limited, Ariola Interactive Entertainment (Australia) Pty Limited Australia 1995 Sell This Version
D93492 Mental As Anything - Garage album art Mental As Anything Garage(2xCD, Album) Festival Records D93492 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
CMEB0026 Mental As Anything - Beetroot Stains album art Mental As Anything Beetroot Stains(CD, Album) Universal Music Australia CMEB0026 Australasia 2001 Sell This Version
BM0008 Mental As Anything - Road Case album art Mental As Anything Road Case(CD) Syray Pty. Limited BM0008 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
BLUE081.2 Mental As Anything - Plucked album art Mental As Anything Plucked(CD, Album) Liberation Blue BLUE081.2 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
5186546772 Mental As Anything - Tents Up album art Mental As Anything Tents Up(CD, Album) Warner Music Australia 5186546772 Australia 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

REG 1, PRS-2586 Mental As Anything - Plays At Your Party album art Mental As Anything Plays At Your Party(7", EP) Regular Records (2), Regular Records (2) REG 1, PRS-2586 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - The Nips Are Getting Bigger album art Mental As Anything The Nips Are Getting Bigger (Single) Regular Records (2) Australia 1979 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Possible Theme For A Future TV Drama Series album art Mental As Anything Possible Theme For A Future TV Drama Series (Single) Regular Records (2) Australia & New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Come Around album art Mental As Anything Come Around (Single) Regular Records (2) Australia & New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Egypt album art Mental As Anything Egypt (Single) Virgin Australia 1980 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet album art Mental As Anything (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet (Single) Regular Records (2), Regular Records (2) Australia 1980 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Berserk Warriors album art Mental As Anything Berserk Warriors Regular Records (2) New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - If You Leave Me - Can I Come Too? album art Mental As Anything If You Leave Me - Can I Come Too? (Single) Regular Records (2) Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Too Many Times album art Mental As Anything Too Many Times (Single) Regular Records (2) New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - Close Again album art Mental As Anything Close Again (EP) Regular Records (2) Australia 1982 Sell This Version
Mental As Anything - I Didn't Mean To Be Mean album art Mental As Anything I Didn't Mean To Be Mean Regular Records (2) Australia 1982 Sell This Version

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Upfrontbear74

Upfrontbear74

June 12, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Does anyone know which single released here in the UK on 7 inch had the cat number ANY5 as Rock And Roll Music was ANY6 and He's Just No Good For You was ANY4, was Don't Tell Me or Love Me Tender released here in the UK?
BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 18, 2012
Formed on a whim by a group of bored art students in search of free drinks, Australia's prankish Mental as Anything went on to forge a career spanning several decades, their tongues remaining planted firmly in cheek throughout the duration of their existence. Debuting in 1978, the Sydney-based group included singer/guitarist Reg Mombasa (born Chris O'Doherty), his bassist brother Peter O'Doherty, lead guitarist Martin Plaza, keyboardist Andrew "Greedy" Smith, and drummer Wayne Delisle; their first gig was held at a nearby hotel, with a pool table serving as a makeshift stage. Their early shows proved surprisingly successful, and soon Mental as Anything had earned enough of a cult following to record a single, 1979's "The Nips Are Getting Bigger"; it was a Top 20 hit down under, and when their debut LP, Get Wet, achieved similar success, the group was off and running.

Mental as Anything resurfaced in 1980 with Espresso Bongo, which generated two more hit singles, "Come Around" and "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet." After 1982's Cats and Dogs achieved platinum status on the strength of the smashes "If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too?" and "Too Many Times," Mental as Anything began attracting worldwide notice, and in 1982 they mounted their first tour of the United States. Fan Elvis Costello produced the single "I Didn't Mean to Be Mean," issued later that same year, and in 1983 the group issued its fourth LP, Creatures of Leisure, another Aussie Top Ten hit. Also in 1983, Mental as Anything launched their first group art exhibition, featuring works from each of the bandmembers; among the buyers was Elton John. In 1985 they returned with Fundamental as Anything, their biggest hit to date; the single "Live It Up" was a smash throughout much of the globe, reaching the Top Five in the U.K. and Germany.

After their 1986 collection Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 fell just shy of topping the Australian charts, Mental as Anything returned the following year with Mouth to Mouth; after 1989's Cyclone Raymond, they mounted a touring art exhibition that traveled across the country, but for the most part, the quintet was out of the limelight for the early part of the next decade, instead focusing on personal lives and the occasional side project (including the O'Doherty brothers' collaboration Dog Trumpet). A Mental as Anything B-sides collection, Chemical Travel, appeared in 1993, and in 1995 the band's first new studio LP in six years, Liar Liar Pants on Fire, returned them to the Top 40 on the strength of the hit "Mr. Natural." In 1997, Mental as Anything celebrated their 20-year anniversary with the original lineup still intact; the LP Garage appeared the following year.

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