RIP 'Greedy' Smith from Mental As Anything

DB Cooper

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DB Cooper

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Just sat down for lunch and read it, RIP to a great frontman to a great local band. Never got to see Mental As Anything live, DB, did you?
Absolute did see them. At least twice. One of them was when they had the Victa motor mowers on stage and we got absolutely shitfaced that night.

How's this for fucked up :

I had not listened to the Mentals for months. Was listening to some mixed music saved on my phone this morning and the last song I listened to before getting out of my car was 'Live It Up' by the Mentals.

So the very last song I heard prior to hearing 'Greedy' had passed away was one sung by him. Fucking hell!
 

DB Cooper

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Seems we have lost a few prominent musos in the past few days in Oz.

Noiseworks guitarist Stuart 'Chet' Fraser has passed away. Fraser also played with John Farnham for many years and occasionally with Jimmy Barnes.

Guitarist from Sports, Martin Armiger, has passed away aged 70.
 

Tuff Gong

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Yeah, heard about this at lunchtime.

RIP.

Another weird coincidence, at work on Friday an old work colleague I bumped into said she & her husband had been to see them live twice recently & had even met Greedy after the second show.

She was urging me to see them because they put on such a great show.

Guess I wont get to see them now

She said Martin Plaza's currently battling cancer.

We lost Damien Lovelock of the Celibate Rifles to cancer only 3 months ago too.
 

Trail

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There’s about five people here who give a fuck, anyone not Australian has no fucking idea who he is
Just a friendly question here, why is it every time you come into any thread whatsoever you slate the person/persons who contribute to it?

Maybe get some more fibre in your diet.
 
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Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
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There’s about five people here who give a fuck, anyone not Australian has no fucking idea who he is
I'm English and I know who he was. Simply because I know my music and I don't waste my time being really xenophobic on a boxing website and lambasting anyone who isn't from my country/continent.
 
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WaltzingMatilda

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And your point, fuckwit?



it’s like that other prick from WA who’s living on the Goldie, can’t remember his name, he posts the most ridiculous Australian things ever & just expects everyone will know what he’s on about, he’s incredibly insular though, Gong should know better having travelled a bit, he should realise how insignificant our big island is, there’s about 10 Aussies posting here, half of them are old enough to remember MAA & the genesis of the band & history & countdown & mambo & all things associated
 
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