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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Post 562 - Martin Plaza - Plaza Suite

Best known as one of the main vocalist/songwriter in Mental as Anything Martin Plaza was born Martin Edward Murphy on the 1st of January 1956 in Sydney’s North Shore.  He took advantage of the first real break in the Mentals' career and released his debut solo album in 1986. “Plaza Suite” was not a departure from what the Mentals were doing on their previous album, “Fundamental as Anything.” Most tracks on this LP could have been on Mentals albums. A batch of great songs, Plaza sounds confident and self-assured on this album, never letting the album's slick sound take over. His voice is still one of the best in the music world, a perfect mixture of Orbison, Presley, and Ferry. The album is mostly self- written, and his brilliant cover of "Concrete and Clay" fits in with the originals perfectly. Plaza and the Mentals have always specialized in great song writing, and almost every track here is no exception to that rule. The opener, "Pit Stop," contains all the elements of the perfect Plaza song with his heartfelt vocals. Other highlights includes a great pop song "Miss You Like Mad" and "Use Me All Over," "I Could Be So Good," and “Best Foot Forward." mp3

3 comments:

Linda Vandermeer said...

This is a terrific album, and so hard to find. Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said...

You have made my day!!!
I have been after this album for soooo long that I can't remember.
Thank you very much for this.
Cheers from Rick in Mildura. :-)

Maz said...

Played "Best Foot Forward" a lot in my radio days