Rare first Mental As Anything EP available again on vinyl - Noise11.com
Mental As Anything Plays at your Party

Mental As Anything Plays at your Party

Rare first Mental As Anything EP available again on vinyl

by Paul Cashmere on January 9, 2019

in News

Mental As Anything’s extremely rare very first release ‘Mental As Anything Plays at Your Party’ has been given a limited vinyl release to mark its 40th anniversary.

‘Mental As Anything Plays at Your Party’ was released in September 1978. Not only was it Mentals first record, it was also the first release for Regular Records with the code: REG1.

1100 copies of the original EP were released. Now a further 500 have been produced 40 years later.

Mental as Anything Play at Your Party Vinyl

The tracklisting is:

C.Y.O Dance
The Nips Are Getting Bigger
Golfshoes

‘Mental As Anything Plays at Your Party’ included the first release of ‘The Nips Are Getting Bigger’, which later went on to become the band’s first hit song in 1979.

Regular Records was founded by Martin Fabinyi and Cameron Allan in 1978. Mentals were the first act signed. The second was Flowers who later became known as Icehouse.

Mental as Anything today is Greedy Smith, together with ex-Atlantics guitarist Martin Cilia, drummer Jacob Cook, guitarist/vocalist Craig Gordon and bassist/vocalist Peter Gray.

Mental As Anything recently recorded a new Mental As Anything Live at Hillsdale with producer/engineer Steve James. You can stream it now on Apple Music, Google and Spotify and get the CD from 25 January, 2019.

Founding member, Greedy Smith, said “Since 1977 the longest break I’ve had from playing with Mentals is 6 weeks in 1989/90 when I fell off a horse. Martin Plaza has been off the road for over two years now and I feel so proud of the players I have around me and the way the songs have been sounding I felt we had to properly record our live show and film it. We rounded up some pals to play to and just let rip.”

“We recorded through (our guitarist) Martin Cilia’s old Sonic Workshop mixing desk that Harry Vanda and George Young used to write on and then Steve James took it up to Brisbane to mix at Red Engine Studio” Greedy added. “Now if punters can’t get to our shows, for the life of me I don’t know why, we’ve been playing everywhere forever, if they can’t make it to the shows this recording shows ’em what they’ve missing.”

Mental as Anything are also appearing on the By the C tour:

Saturday, 19 January, 2019 – Camp Shortland, Newcastle NSW
Sunday 20 January, 2019 – Stuart Park, Wollongong NSW
Saturday, 2 February, 2019 – Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta QLD
Saturday, 9 February, 2019 – Leura Park, Geelong VIC
Sunday, 10 February, 2019 – Glenelg Beach, Adelaide SA

Tickets to all By the C shows are on sale on now and available from Ticketmaster

Other Mentals shows

Friday, 11 January 2019
Stay Gold, Brunswick VIC

Saturday, 12 January 2019
Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda VIC

Saturday, 26 January 2019
Enmore Park, Enmore NSW
(Free show)

Sunday, 27 January 2019
Wonderland Spiegeltent, Barwon Heads VIC

Friday, 1 February 2019
Redcliffe Leagues Club, Redcliffe QLD

Friday, 7 February 2019
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC

Friday, 8 February 2019
Burvale Hotel, Nunawading VIC

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Midnight Oil debut ‘Tarkine’, their first new song since 2002

Midnight Oil have debuted their first song since 2002 at their warm-up show in Wollongong on Thursday night.

3 days ago
Don Felder American Rock N Roll
Don Felder’s ‘American Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Album Cover features the art of Bernie Taupin.

I had a simple question for former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. “The Bernie Taupin credited with the artwork on your new album. Is that THE Bernie Taupin?” “That’s the only Bernie Taupin I know,” Felder answered laughing.

3 days ago
Dalicados
Over 100 Years of Combined Melbourne Punk has led us to Dalicados

Dalicados began in 2017 when six friends from bands such as The Chosen Few, Hunters & Collectors, I Spit On Your Gravy, H.A.N.D, In Vivo, Fiona & Her Holy Men, Epic Brass, UNAustralians, Tijuana Souvenirs decided to form a new band.

4 days ago
iOTA in Lazarus for The Production Company
David Bowie’s Lazarus is a Major Win for The Production Company 2019 Season

With the staging of Australia’s first production of David Bowie’s final work ‘Lazarus’, The Production Company has taken a giant risk moving outside its comfort zone. It was the right decision to make.

4 days ago
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Jimmy Barnes Plans on Shutting Down Your Town

Jimmy Barnes has announced dates for his ‘Shutting Down Your Town’ Australia and New Zealand tour starting September with an impressive list of special guests to open.

5 days ago
Chris Ryan Phoebe Panaretos and iOTA photo by Jeff Busby
Chris Ryan Talks About His Starring Role As Newton in Bowie’s Lazarus

In 2018 Jeanne Pratt’s The Production Company scored a major win for Melbourne. The company acquired the rights to David Bowie’s final work ‘Lazarus’.

5 days ago
ZZ Top the musical
ZZ Top Musical ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ is on the way

A musical based on the music of ZZ Top is currently in development in the USA. Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth from Caesars Entertainment along with Carl Stubner and Prem Akkaraju are developing ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ the musical to debut in Las Vegas in 2020.

5 days ago