Tonight, I just put down the kids to bed, my wife is watching the gawd awful "Toddlers and Tiaras" downstairs, I cracked a Pepsi, pulled up in front of the computer and started listening to some Mental. For an old guy, that is about as good as it gets.
It never fails to amaze me the love out there for Mental, especially in the record collecting world.
No doubt they kicked ass, but also being a Bridge Nine band doesn't hurt either as most of the label's special presses and limited colors still go for some big bucks.
Dollar value wise, I guess this would be considered my prized Mental record. Get An Oxygen Tank 7" record release. The last ebay auction I saw for this ended at around $160. Wow. That is some big bucks for a 7" you can still find for $5.
For the record release, there were a total of 100 pressed on green vinyl with stamped labels.
I figure the big selling feature is the Mental Crew cover, a takeoff on the old Agnostic Front boots design, except with Nikes. Pretty clever actually.
The back fold of the cover shows the record release show date.
This is a really good record. "Growing Pains" is a hum-dinger of a tune. Personally, I think they hit their peak near the end with Planet Mental. That album kills.
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