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Following the Models disbanded and his first solo album fizzled in the charts, James Freud linked up with Mental As Anything’s Martin Plaza and formed the dance-oriented Beatfish. This duo’s like for spirit and R&B amazed fans from the Models as well as the Mentals, sounding unlike anything either from the performers had ever completed before. Their self-titled debut premiered in Australia in 1991 (on RCA) and presented some good dance tracks (“ALL OVER THE Globe”, “Tires Of Like”) but the majority of it had been faceless R&B by several white men from Australia. After yet another single, an excellent cover from the Youngbloods’ “GATHER”, Plaza came back to his single career (as well as the Mentals) while Freud provides kept a minimal profile since.

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