In December 1984, Mental As Anything released the blackly humorous Christmas release, “Apocalypso (Wiping the Smile off Santa’s Face)”, written by Martin Plaza and Reg Mombassa, it was one of the first Australian recordings to be remixed as a 12″ ‘disco’ version. The innovative stop-motion video by B Sharp Productions to promote “Apocalypso” later shared the “Best Promotional Video” award—with INXS’ “Burn for You” by Richard Lowenstein—at the 1984 Countdown Awards held in 1985.
Apocalypso (Wiping The Smile Off Santa’s Face) (Extended Mix) 6:55
Apocalypso (Wiping The Smile Off Santa’s Face) 3:49
Wouldn’t Try To Explain 3:15