I remember seeing Mental As Anything play at Sydney University in the early 1980s. The support band that night was a little-known group called INXS, who seemed turgid and nondescript, with an awful poseur as a lead singer. Perhaps that’s the reason INXS went on to international success, while Mental As Anything remained local heroes. In the music industry there seems to be a fundamental split between those who are actively seeking the big time and those who are in it for the music and perhaps for the fun.
John McDonald, Mombassa as Anything, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 26, 2007.