Q&A Scene: Greedy Smith ~ MENTAL AS ANYTHING

Greedy Smith answers a few questions for What’s My Scene ahead of hitting the stage with Mental As Anything at the Flying Saucer Club this Friday night and at the Meredith Music Festival on Saturday.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

Dance With You (Beautiful) from the live concert video available through our Facebook group this week.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

Combination short soup or paella. A mix of cooked tasty treats colliding in the bowl.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

In the 70s we would travel lying down on our PA system in two Kombi vans all over Australia.

What, or who, inspires you?

Dolly Parton, Elvis Costello, Paul Kelly.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

ITCHYCOO Park by the Small Faces. To me it’s perfection. The other one would be Pleasant Valley Sunday by the Monkees, written by Carole King.

What’s next for you?

Releasing Mental As Anything at Play. The live album. We will promote it by more live playing.

What’s your scene?

Oversized baggage counter at Virgin anywhere in Australia. Any place Mentals appear. [pullquote]42 years of touring makes the stage the scene.[/pullquote]

Live it Up with Greedy and the Mentals at the Flying Saucer Club, Friday December 7 & Meredith Music Festival on Saturday 8th December.


One of Australia’s most loved & legendary outfits returns. 

Mental As Anything can proudly call themselves art pop Pioneers, providing masses of chart success and mainstream appeal.  Their contribution to the Australian music landscape was formally recognised in 2009 with their induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.

For this show, the band will be showcasing all their chart hits such as ‘The Nips Are Getting Bigger’, ‘If You Leave Me Can I Come Too’, ‘Live It Up’ plus many others.  Round up your friends and join us as we dance down memory lane to the everlasting classic sound of The Mentals!

Flying Saucer Club, KINGSTON CITY HALL, Moorabbin

Friday 7th December
Tix:              Premium seating $48 + bf, Allocated seat $40+bf, standing room $32 + bf, at door $35.
Doors:         6.30pm (Seats / Dining), 8pm (standing).
Showtime:  9.40pm

Meredith Music Festival (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 8th December @ 3pm.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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