Edsel will next month issue a box set featuring five albums from Aussie pop/rock band Mental As Anything.
Best known internationally for their 1986/7 hit Live It Up (thanks to its inclusion in the film ‘Crocodile’ Dundee) Mental As Anything were already successful at home with singles such as The Nips Are Getting Bigger (from 1979’s Get Wet/Mental As Anything) and If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? (from 1981’s Cats and Dogs).
Mental As Anything perform ‘Live It Up’ on Top Of The Pops
Mental As Anything: A Mental Collection is a five-CD set that contains their first five albums; the two mentioned above plus 1980’s Espresso Bongo, Creatures of Leisure from ’83 and 1985’s Fundamental (aka Fundamental As Anything) which includes Live It Up.
There doesn’t appear to be any bonus tracks here, although the booklet has notes by frontman Greedy Smith to accompany each album.
Mental As Anything: A Mental Collection is released on 29 April 2016.