The fifth studio album to be released by Australian rock/pop group Mental As Anything was titled “Fundamental” or “Fundamental As Anything” . The album, produced by Richard Gottehrer was released on Regular Records in March 1985 and peaked at #3 on the Australian Kent Music Report albums charts.
The first single from the album, “You’re So Strong” (March 1985), written by Andrew “Greedy” Smith, peaked at #11 in Australia and also charted in the top 30 of the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
For the US 12″ single release, “You’re So Strong” was remixed by Andy Wallace who received major success in 1992 when he mixed Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album.
The band performed three songs in the 1985 Oz for Africa concert (part of the global Live Aid program) – “Live it Up”, “If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? ” and “You’re So Strong”. It was broadcast both in Australia and on MTV in the US.
You’re So Strong (Extended Version) 5:29
You’re So Strong (Single Version) 3:25
You’re So Strong (Dub Version) 5:15