Russell Morris ‘Sharkmouth’ will return to no. 6 on the ARIA Chart on Sunday making it four weeks in a row the album was spent in the Australian Top 10.
‘Sharkmouth’ has exceeded all other chart positions for the 64-year old Australian rock veteran. Russell’s previous biggest album chart position was no. 12 for ‘Bloodstone’ in 1971. ‘Bloodstone’ his 1971 top 10 hit ‘Sweet Sweet Love’.
‘Sharkmouth’, an album of blues song about Australia’s notorious and colourful characters of mostly the 1920s and 1930s, is a surprise hit for Morris. He calls himself “Lazarus’, a reference to coming back from the dead at age 64.
The ‘Sharkmouth’ album was released in Australia through Robert Rigby’s Fanfare Records. Last week Fanfare released Renee Geyer’s ‘Swing’ album. It will debut at 22 on the ARIA chart this week making it the 4th highest charting album of her 40 year 25 album career.