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Mental As Anything – Live It Up (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 7th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

REQUEST

“Live It Up” is a single by Australian band Mental As Anything, first released in 1985 in Australia and then in Europe and the U.S. in 1986/87. It is the band’s most successful and most popular song, reaching the Top 20 in various countries. The song peaked at #2 in Australia and Ireland, #3 in the UK, #4 in Norway, #6 in Germany and New Zealand, #15 in Austria and #20 in Sweden. It appears on the band’s 1985 album, Fundamental. “Live It Up” was released in 1986 & 1987 in Europe after it featured in the hit film “Crocodile” Dundee.

SIDE A:
Live It Up (Extended Remix) 6:07
Remix – Michael Young, Richard Gottehrer
Written-By – Greedy Smith

SIDE B:
Three Steps To Your Place 3:02
Written-By – Reg Mombassa

Good Friday 4:27
Written-By – Martin Plaza

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– EPC 650319 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Tomcat (7)
Producer – Richard Gottehrer

NOTES:
Made in Holland
Printed in Holland
Remixed at The Ranch N.Y.C.

From the feature film “Crocodile Dundee”

Taken from the EPIC LP/Cassette “Fundamental” Mental As Anything – Fundamental

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Mental As Anything – Live It Up (Netherlands 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar.

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  2. Jeff Says:

    This is new for me Paul and I’m really looking forward to listening to it. I’m always looking for new songs from the 80’s that might have escaped my attention the first time around. I’m so relieved that your site celebrates all things 80’s and early 90’s. I’m always hearing the same old same old, but with you, it’s forever the surprise to catch us off guard. You give us the classics that’s for sure (and especially with the coolest extensions, remixes, dubs, etc.), but it’s the unknown, soon-to-be classics is what I’m genuinely stimulated about. I wish you had your own satellite radio station. Phenomenal stuff Paul!!

    Many thanks,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. A very catchy tune with a great hook. I like to post the unknown you never know if it is a lost favorite that someone will love and remeber. I I enjoy opening my mind and not just re-hashing the same tracks over and over like radio does these days. Hope everyone likes this one 🙂

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  3. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Oh Paul, you’ve done it again mate. I so wanna give you a great big kiss for this! Another brilliant song and one of my all time faves that I’ve been so desperately trying to get the 12″ for. I was going to put a request in for this one, but didn’t want to appear to greedy and then it just appears on here… Have immediately downloaded and now playing it with volume. You are well and truly a diamond fella that just seems to shine brighter and brighter!
    ENORMOUS THANKS!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Roy you are so very welcome. I love this song a lot too and the 12″ makes it even better. I also really like the tracks on the flip side especially “Good Friday”. It’s never greedy to make a request if I have it I will try to get to it as soon as I can 🙂

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  4. Daniel Says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I remember listening to this song on the radio when I was a teenager. I break up in tears (of joy) while writing these lines. Paul you give me so much happiness, words can’t express. BTG is getting more and more important for me in my life. Each day I can’t wait to see the new great post from you. What you’re doing is so fantastic. It’s like a dream coming true. Of course I will go on to support you as offen as I can. Please don’t ever stop

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you daniel this is what I wanted when I started BTG. The joy that music can bring to us all. I appreciate your comment very much. Sending you smiles 🙂

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  5. Kent H. Says:

    Thanks Paul! This single is new to me also. I like this very much. THANKS again Paul. 🙂 🙂

    Kent

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kent 🙂

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  6. Jason Says:

    Thank you Paul. Love this song and am looking forward to hearing this again. I’m now able to retire another Oz 12″. Keep the Oz coming. Cheers

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love my Aussie’s so you can bet there will be more from the land down under 🙂

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  7. MillCity9 Says:

    I can’t believe you have this one :). For a long time it was frequently broadcasted around the New Year’s celebration in Sydney.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Seems like it would be a great one for that MillCity9 🙂

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  8. ex15 Says:

    Awesome track, thanks for the extended Paul!

    And as always for the rip! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  9. Spencer Says:

    Wow what a fantastic 12″!! That instrumental section in the first minute is so good!

    I recently discovered this song for the first time when listening to an Aussie 80’s radio station (being in Canada I would have never heard this back when it came out. That’s why I listen to 80’s stations from other continents, to find all this “new” stuff!)

    Thanks, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spencer 🙂

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