Russell Morris Sharkmouth Equals 1981 Almost Frantic Chart Peak -
Russell Morris Sharkmouth

Russell Morris Sharkmouth Equals 1981 Almost Frantic Chart Peak

by Paul Cashmere on March 3, 2013

in New Music,News

Russell Morris is back in the ARIA Top 30 album chart for the first time since 1981 with ‘Sharkmouth’ and he has equalled his 1981 peak chart position.

Russell Morris Sharkmouth

Russell Morris Sharkmouth

Russell Morris ‘Almost Frantic’ reached number 20 on the Australian album chart 32 years ago in 1981. The new album ‘Sharkmouth’ has achieved that position today.

‘Sharkmouth’ is a labour of love for the Australian rock legend. Morris funded the recording the album entirely out of his own pocket and released it independently.

The album is a very different record for Russell Morris. For starters, it is a blues album. The songs tell the stories of Australia’s colourful characters of the 20s and 30s like Squizzy Taylor and Les Darcy.

Renee Geyer, Diesel and Troy Cassar-Daley guest on the album. The opening track ‘Black Dog Blues’ was co-written by Russell’s close friend Jim Keays of the Masters Apprentices.

Mitch Cairns, who also plays bass on the album, produced ‘Sharkmouth’. Shannon Bourne, who will play on the Deni Blues & Roots Festival line-up plays guitar. Adrian Violi is on drums.

When ‘Sharkmouth’ came to the attention of former Warner head Robert Rigby, Rigby signed Russell to his label Fanfare Music where it is now distributed through EMI and Universal Music.

Russell’s highest charting album is ‘Bloodstone’. It reached number 12 in 1971. His highest charting hits were ‘The Real Thing’ and ‘Part Three Into Paper Walls’, both in 1969.

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