Mental As Anything |  Artist

Mental As Anything | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Genre_New_Wave, Genre_Pop_Rock, Origin_Australia, Type_Artist

Mental As Anything is an Australian rock band that formed 1976 in Sydney. The founding lineup was Martin Plaza vocals and guitar; Reg Mombassa lead guitar, Peter O'Doherty bass, Wayne de Lisle drums, and Andrew "Greedy" Smith vocals and keyboards. The band hit their peak in the 1980's releasing a string of hit singles, including "The Nips Are Getting Bigger", "Egypt", "Come Around", "Romeo and Juliet", "Too Many Times" and "If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?", which combined wry humour, pathos and a catchy new wave rock sound. Plaza and Mombassa are both accomplished graphic artists, with Mombassa in particular famous for his irreverent works done for Mambo clothing. Reg and brother Peter O'Doherty left the Mentals to form the band Dog Trumpet. Outstanding albums include Get Wet, Cats & Dogs, Creatures of Leisure and Liar Liar Pants on Fire. Also the 2019 compilation Surf & Mull & Sex & Fun is highly recommended.

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Featured Albums: Mental As Anything

Related Artists: Dog Trumpet, Martin Plaza

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