Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mental As Anything - Live It Up : Throwback Thursday

The Mentals formed in 1976, with only a few originals and a swag of covers of Elvis, Roy Orbison & The Monkeys. They built a steady following in Sydney with residencies at the Unicorn Hotel and Civic Hotel before being discovered by Regular Records. Sydney radio station Double J (now Triple J) began playing one of the tunes from their subsequent 3 track EP 'Mental As Anything Plays At Your Party'. That tune was 'Nips Are Getting Bigger'. From there, as they say, the rest is history. Today I've chosen 'Live It Up' as I used to play this ad nauseum on the Video Jukebox (ahhh, remember them?) at a certain ice-cream parlour in Mona Vale on Sydney's northern beaches.

What began then, still continues today (albiet with a few line-up changes). Mental As Anything continue to gig regularly around the country. For more info check their Facebook or Website.

Post By: Maxx Purple

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