Mental As Anything

Sydney 1976-present

Discography

Albums

Mental As Anything Play At Your Party   1978    3   Produced by Cameron Allan

EP            AUS   Regular REG1 (1500 copies)

Get Wet                                 1979   14   Produced by Cameron Allan

CD            AUS   Regular D19560 (issued 1992)

LP            AUS   Regular L37125
              UK    Virgin 201 435 (issued 1980 entitled Mental As Anything)

Espresso Bongo                          1980   12   Produced by Cameron Allan

CD            AUS   Regular D19561 (issued 1992)

LP            AUS   Regular L37356

(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet            1980    2   Produced by Cameron Allan

Single        AUS   Regular K-8115

Cats And Dogs                           1981   13   Produced by Bruce Brown and Russell Dunlop

CD            AUS   Regular D19562/D38442 (issued 1992)

LP            AUS   Regular RML53006
              NZL   Regular L37646

I Didn't Mean To Be Mean                1982    2   Produced by Elvis Costello

Single        AUS   Regular RRSP714

Maxi-Single   UK    A&M

Cats And Dogs                           1982   10   Produced by Bruce Brown, Russell Dunlop and Cameron Allan

LP            CAN   Solid Gold SGR 1009 (8 songs from "Cats And Dogs" + "Egypt" and "The Nips Are Getting Bigger")

If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?         1982   XX   Produced by Bruce Brown, Russell Dunlop, Elvis Costello and Cameron Allan

LP            HOL   A&M AMLH 64921 (14 tracks, AUS "Cats And Dogs" remixed + "I Didn't Mean To Be Mean")
              USA   A&M SP-4921 (12 tracks, CAN "Cats And Dogs" remixed + "Sad Poetry" and "I Didn't Mean To Be Mean")

Creatures Of Leisure                    1983   12   Produced by Bruce Brown and Russell Dunlop

CD            AUS   CBS 465040 2 (issued 1989, bonustrack "Not Enough")

LP            AUS   Regular RRLP1205

Working For The Man                     1983    2   Produced by Mark Moffatt and Ricky Fataar

Single        AUS   Regular RRSP730

Creatures Of Leisure                    1983   13   Produced by Bruce Brown, Russell Dunlop, Mark Moffatt and Ricky Fataar

LP            HOL   A&M AMLH 64946
              USA   A&M SP-4946

Apocalypso                              1984    2   Produced by Mark Opitz

Single        AUS   Regular RRSP743

Maxi-Single   AUS   Regular RRT714 (1 extra track)

Fundamental (As Anything)               1985   11   Produced by Richard Gottehrer

CD            AUS   WEA RRCD1212
              AUS   Epic CDEPC 26836

LP            AUS   Regular RRLP1212
              AUS   WEA RRLP1212
              AUS   CBS SBP8143 (Christmas pack with poster and single)
              HOL   Epic EPC 26836 (issued 1986)
              HOL   Epic EPC 450641 1 (issued 1987, bonustrack "Let's Go To Paradise")
              UK    Epic EPC 26836
              USA   Columbia 40299 (issued 1986, tracks?)

MC            HOL   Epic EPC 26836 (issued 1986)
              HOL   Epic EPC 450641 4 (issued 1987, bonustrack "Let's Go To Paradise")

Greatest Hits Vol 1                     1986   14

CD            AUS   CBS CD450052

LP            AUS   CBS SBP8158
              AUS   CBS SBP8158 (white label)

Sloppy Croc                             1986    2   Produced by Charles Fisher

Single        AUS   CBS BA-3452

Mouth To Mouth                          1987   11   Produced by Richard Gottehrer

CD            AUS   CBS 450361 2 (1 bonus track)
              AUT   Epic EPC 460049 2 (issued 1988, 14 tracks) (remixes + new versions of "Too Many Times" and "If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?" and bonustrack "Let's Go To Paradise")
              CAN   Columbia BFCK-44144 (12 tracks, added "Love Me Tender")

LP            AUS   CBS 450361 1
              HOL   Epic EPC 460049 1 (issued 1988, 13 tracks) (remixes + new versions of "Too Many Times" and "If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?")

MC            HOL   Epic EPC 460049 4 (issued 1988, tracks?)

Love Me Tender                          1987    2   Produced by Richard Gottehrer

Single        AUS   CBS 651297.7

Rock And Roll Music                     1988    2   Produced by Steve James

CD-Single     UK    Epic CDANY6 (4 tracks)

Single        AUS   CBS 653122.7
              HOL   Epic EPC 653122 7

Maxi-Single   AUS   CBS 653122.6 (1 extra track)
              HOL   Epic 653122 6 (3 tracks)

Cyclone Raymond                         1989   12   Produced by Steve James, Mark Moffatt, Mark Opitz and Robyn Smith

CD            AUS   CBS 465645 2
              AUT   CBS 465645 2
              USA   Columbia 45367 (13 tracks)

LP            AUS   CBS 465645 1
              HOL   CBS 465645 1
              USA   Columbia 45367 (13 tracks)

Aussie Four Pack                        1990   32

Double-CD   AUS   J&B JB589CD (8/32 tracks, other tracks by Angels, Dragon and Mondo Rock)

x 3                                     1992

3-CD-BOX      AUS   Festival D80684 (with "Get Wet", "Espresso Bongo" and "Cats & Dogs")

Chemical Travel                         1993   23

CD            AUS   Regular D31094

Bicycle EP                              1994    5

CD-EP         AUS   Syray MENTAL1 (5000 copies)

Liar Liar Pants On Fire                 1995   14   Produced by Mental As Anything and Martin White

CD            AUS   BMG 76896403322
              AUS   FMR 333842 (re-issue 2001)

Garage                                  1998   15   Produced by Mental As Anything

CD            AUS   Festival D93492 (first 15.000 copies came with 6-track bonus disc)

Best Of                                 1999   24

CD            AUS   Festival
              UK    Curb CURCD 097

Beetroot Stains                         2001   13   Produced by Mental As Anything

CD            AUS   CME/Universal CMEB0026

Road Case                               2002   14

CD            AUS   Barking Mad BM0008

Plucked                                 2005   14   Produced by Mental As Anything

CD            AUS   Liberation Blue BLUE0812

Contribution to album

Starstruck (Soundtrack)                      1982
Reckless Kelly (Soundtrack)                  1993
101 Unleashed                                1996
Good Vibrations                              1998
Not So Dusty - Tribute To Slim Dusty         1998
Recovery - Ready For Transmission            1999
Andrew Denton's Musical Challenge Vol. 2     2001
Triple M Musical Challenge Vol. 3            2002
Gimme Ted - The Ted Mulry Benefit Concerts   2003

Members

Barraclough David (b,g,v,k,prog) 2000-present The Exponents
Caen Mike (g) 2002-present
Coburn Steve (b) 1976-1977 ---
Cook Murray (g,p,bv) 2000-2002 Milky Bar Kids
Gubb Mike (k) 1986-1987 tour
Mombassa Reg (v,g) 1976-2000 The Rock Party, The Stetsons, Reg and Pete's Dog Trumpet
O'Doherty Peter (v,b) 1977-2000 The Stetsons, Reg and Pete's Dog Trumpet, Lullaby And Goodnight (track)
Plaza Martin (v,g) 1976-present
Smith Greedy (v,k,harm) 1976-present
Souter Robbie (d) 2005-present
Twohill David/Delisle Wayne (d,perc) 1976-2004 Mary Jo Starr's Drive In Motel, Al and The Gators, Greedy's On The Loose

Sources of information: Mental As Anything Discography V1.0, Shane Johns, Stefan Warnqvist, Mental As Anything Official Homepage, Stuart Coupe and Glenn A. Baker: The New Rock'n'Roll - The A-Z of Rock in The 80's
© Magnus Holmgren
Additions, corrections and/or updates are most welcome, please mail me.

Help - Home - Mail