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Was never a huge fan of Mental As Anything but they were a lot of fun and Mr Andrew Smith was a true gentleman with a heart of fun and positivity.....which sadly failed him yesterday. His last performance with the band was at Tathra NSW just last Saturday night. Only 63 years young........RIP Greedy 😔

 

https://www.smh.com.au/culture/music/mental-as-anything-s-greedy-smith-dies-aged-63-20191203-p53gbn.html

 

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Them and Oz Crawl -  decent pub bands that werent for the bogans. RIP indeed 

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RIP Greedy - Saw them this year at the local RSL club.

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Vale Greedy, way too young

 

Saw The Mentals a few times in Melbourne back in the eighties, always good fun

 

This song about Abba should put a smile on your face

 

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17 minutes ago, turnthetable said:

Vale Greedy, way too young

 

Saw The Mentals a few times in Melbourne back in the eighties, always good fun

 

This should put a smile on your face

 

 

I think I'm off link sausages...

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Too young.

R.I.P. Greedy.

Use to see them with Rose Tatoo at The Stage Door or Downunder Room back in the 70's near Central, Sydney.

Bought their first Album in Delft, Holland back in the 70's as well.

Great Band.

 

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Sad news.  RIP

Their live shows were still great to see.

Never any trouble filling the dance floor.

I believe Martin Plaza hasn't been too well either and hasn't been in the live lineup for a couple of years.  Hope he's on the mend.

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Sad news indeed.  Classic Oz band, always remind me of summer.

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1 hour ago, surprisetech said:

Sad news.  RIP

Their live shows were still great to see.

Never any trouble filling the dance floor.

I believe Martin Plaza hasn't been too well either and hasn't been in the live lineup for a couple of years.  Hope he's on the mend.

From Wiki: "In 2013, Martin underwent surgery for kidney cancer. He is currently on chemotherapy and not playing with the Mentals."

 

No word on his current actual health status or prognosis. Fingers crossed that ends well.

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very sad news.    I must have seen the Mentals a half dozen times over the years and they always put on a great show.

RIP Greedy

 

 

 

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I always loved the humour in Mental's songs. I'm sure Greedy wouldn't be upset with playing this one today.

 

 

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This is really sad news.  I was lucky enough to do security for a couple of Mentals gigs in the 90’s.  They were a fun bunch of blokes, and Greedy was one of those performers who genuinely loved entertaining people. Vale, you wonderful KFC loving man. 

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Sad news indeed. Because a teacher at my high school knew someone connected to them, I saw them a couple of times there and several more throughout NSW.

 

Great fun band with some wickedly clever lyrics. Always put on a good show.

 

Sadly we're losing all the greats from that era and the current performers  are crap in comparison, at least for stagecraft.

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I grew up listening to the Mentals and loved the irony and humour in their songs. A great Australian band of the 80’s.

Listening to Live It Up from an acoustic album ‘Plucked’

Thanks for the music Greedy.

 

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