Mental as Anything - Fundamental as Anything

Mental as Anything - Fundamental as Anything
Genre: Pop\Rock
Duration: 39:24
Artist: Mental as Anything
Album: Fundamental as Anything
Release Date: 1985
Recording Location: Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney, Australia; Rhinoceros Studis, Sydney, Australia
Styles: New Wave, Punk/New Wave

Though not as fabulous as their previous effort, Creatures of Leisure, Fundamental comes awfully close. With legendary producer Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Yachts, etc.) at the controls, the Mentals' fifth album was their most commercial yet. Though Wayne Delisle's sure and steady drumming is muddled in fake drum sounds, the band is still on fire and serving up oodles of great songs. This time, keyboardist Greedy Smith dominates with some of the band's biggest hits, including "You're So Strong," "Date With Destiny," and the perfect pop of "Live It Up." Martin Plaza lights up the album by penning "Big Wheel," "Bus Ride," and "Good Friday" and lends his awesome pipes to Peter O'Doherty's "Hold On" and Reg Mombassa's "Splashing." O'Doherty and Mombassa handle a few of their own songs as well, making this another showcase for all five talented members. Though it has the most "dated" production of all their albums, Fundamental is an apt title to say the least. Another great album from one of Australia's finest outfits.

You're So Strong / Greedy SmithMental as Anything3:29
Big Wheel / Martin PlazaMental as Anything4:46
Live It Up / Greedy SmithMental as Anything4:14
Surf and Mull and Sex and Fun / Peter O'DohertyMental as Anything3:39
Good Friday / Martin PlazaMental as Anything4:28
Date With Destiny / Greedy SmithMental as Anything3:03
Hold On / Peter O'DohertyMental as Anything3:01
Stones of the Heart / Reg MombassaMental as Anything3:22
I Just Wanna Be Happy / Reg MombassaMental as Anything3:27
Splashing / Reg MombassaMental as Anything3:20
Bus Ride / Martin PlazaMental as Anything3:01

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