Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
Yeah I did. Mid 90's I reckon....well after their heyday. Caught them by default one night when there was a few of us out having dinner and a crowd started to arrive on the other side of the room. Once we realised that the Mentals were playing, we finished dinner, downed our drinks and lined up and got tickets just for the hell of it. They'll never be remembered for their brilliance, but they were a bit of fun.
Yeah, they were pretty pedestrian - even by my standards :) Reg Mombassa was the shining light in that band for me. Actually, I think is my fave Mentals tune, where they're apeing INXS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlHO8OrnynU