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Mental As Anything

MENTAL AS ANYTHING. Australian New Wave rock-band formed in Sydney in 1976. Their Top 10 Australian singles include ; "If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? (1981) / "Too Many Times" (1981) / "Live it Up" (1985) and "Rock N Roll Music" (1988). Internationally, "Too Many Times" made the Canadian top 40 in 1982 and "Live it Up" peaked at No3 in the UK after featuring in the 1986  film Crocodile Dundee. All of the early members were visual artists and have had combined studio displays, some have had solo studio displays with Mombassa's artwork also used as designs by the Mambo clothing company. The majority of the group's record covers, posters and video clips have been designed and created by themselves or their art school contemporaries. On 27th August 2009, the group was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry (ARIA) Hall of Fame.  


Mental As Anything

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A rare circa 1980s autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five original group members ; Martin Plaza (vocals) / Reg Mombassa (guitar) / Peter ODoherty (bass) / Wayne Bird Delisle (drums) and Andrew Greedy Smith (adding Hi Dawn with love from your devoted slave).




From a small collection of 1980s autographs all obtained by 18 year old Dawn who worked at the time at Heathrow Airport Departures Terminal. Some signatures are dedicated to her. Sadly some autographs she covered entirely with sellotape at the time thinking it would preserve them !. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA. 


15x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page


Average. View Image. There are several sellotape stains caused by previous mounting on the edges of the page. These do not affect the signatures.