Entertainment

Mental As Anything on Muster bill for first time

Mental As Anything
Mental As Anything Contributed

MENTAL As Anything may have changed their line-up over the years but the band has remained vibrant in the garage pop music scene and has outlasted many in its' 30-year stint.

The new line-up includes Zoltan Budai on bass guitar and vocals (you know him from bands including  Brian Cadd, Richard Clapton, Russell Morris and Damien Leith) and drummer Jacob Cook, who has played with Eugene "Hideaway " Bridges, internationally recognized rnb vocalist/songwriter Vassy, Robert Susz (Dynamic Hepnotics), Bob Spencer Blues Band, Sirocco and Harper

The new-wave rock band spawned a bunch of top 10 singles including favourites such as "If you leave me, can I come too", "Too many times" and "Live it up".

The band's most popular line-up (which lasted from 1977-1999) was Martin Plaza (real name Martin Murphy) on vocals and guitar; Reg Mombassa (real name Chris O'Doherty) on lead guitar and vocals; his brother Peter "Yoga Dog" O'Doherty onbass guitar and vocals; Wayne "Bird" Delisle (real name David Twohill) on drums; and Andrew "Greedy" Smith on vocals, keyboards and harmonica.

In 2009, Mental As Anything was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame alongside Kev Carmody, The Dingoes, Little Pattie and John Paul Young.  

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie muster 2013, mental as anything




Is Gympie having a building boom?

There is plenty of building activity happening around the Gympie region.

New home approvals for Gympie region double

Southside’s divisive subdivision back on council table

An aerial photo of the subdivision site on Smerdon Rd, Southside.

Smerdon Rd development has residents concerned

Gympie police plead for calm amid rising assault numbers

Senior Constable Deb Wruck has urged people to walk away from potentially violent situations.

Walk away before someone is hurt, police urge

Latest deals and offers

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

Is Gympie having a building boom?

There is plenty of building activity happening around the Gympie region.

New home approvals for Gympie region double

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley