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Experimental project from Wigan, UK which was formed by Paul Grady with occasional guests (most recordings were Paul alone). Much of the material was acoustic and created by overdubs on a cheap 2-track tape machine.
Mental Aardvarks were active from 1979 to 1982 and released three tapes on his label Trazom. According to Paul, he only ever sold one copy of each tape to someone in Norway, making them extremely rare. Sadly even Paul no longer has that material.
Many of their tracks were played by pirate station called Merseyland Alternative Radio and later on they attracted attention of [l=United Dairies] label who included two of their tracks on the classic compilation called [r=307294]. Those two tracks were recorded in 1979 when Paul was 13.