Falling Mirror

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Formed in Cape Town in 1978 by two cousins, guitarist Allan Faull (born 30 January 1949) and vocalist Nielen Mirror (born Nielen Marais 11 June 1951), Falling Mirror remain one of South Africa's greatest and most eclectic alternative bands... ever!
In 1978, both were residents of the Valkenberg Mental Institution.

Their first single, "I Am The Actor Listen / Makin' Out With Granny" was released by Warner Bros. the following year, with a string of albums and singles ("Highway Blues" (1979), "If I Was James Dean" (1980), "Neutron Bop" (1980), "Let's Paint The House Pink" (1986) to follow until their latest (released) and most famous album: "Johnny Calls The Chemist" from 1986.

Then A&R man for WEA, Benjy Mudie describes them as "special". "To me the Mirror were, like the Asylum Kids, pioneers... trailblazers in a country at war with itself, they were, I suppose, our Pink Floyd complete with a Syd Barrett genius type and a guitarist that, in any other country would have been up there with Knopfler, Clapton, Beck, etc." in 1999.
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Albums

WBC(X) 9011 Falling Mirror - Zen Boulders album art Falling Mirror Zen Boulders(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC(X) 9011 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
WBC 9013 Falling Mirror - The Storming Of The Loft album art Falling Mirror The Storming Of The Loft(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC 9013 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
WBC 9021 Falling Mirror - Fantasy Kid album art Falling Mirror Fantasy Kid (Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC 9021 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
WBC 9029 Falling Mirror - Johnny Calls The Chemist album art Falling Mirror Johnny Calls The Chemist (Album) Wea WBC 9029 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
TUSB 3008 Falling Mirror - Shattered album art Falling Mirror Shattered Tusk Music TUSB 3008 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
Freshcd 124 Falling Mirror - Zen Boulders / The Storming Of The Loft album art Falling Mirror Zen Boulders / The Storming Of The Loft(CD, Album) Fresh Music (2) Freshcd 124 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WBS 722 Falling Mirror - I Am The Actor / Makin' Out With Grannie album art Falling Mirror I Am The Actor / Makin' Out With Grannie(7") Warner Bros. Records WBS 722 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
WBS 735 Falling Mirror - Neutron Bop album art Falling Mirror Neutron Bop(7") Warner Bros. Records WBS 735 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
WEA 18.864 Falling Mirror - If I Was James Dean album art Falling Mirror If I Was James Dean(7") WEA WEA 18.864 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
WBM 62 Falling Mirror - Makin' Out With Granny album art Falling Mirror Makin' Out With Granny(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records WBM 62 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
WBS 772 Falling Mirror - Johnny Calls The Chemist  album art Falling Mirror Johnny Calls The Chemist (7", Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 772 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
258 649-7 Falling Mirror - As Sly As The Fox album art Falling Mirror As Sly As The Fox (Single, Maxi) WEA 258 649-7 France 1986 Sell This Version
WBS 775 Falling Mirror - Let's Paint The House Pink  album art Falling Mirror Let's Paint The House Pink (7", Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 775 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version

Compilations

FRESHCD 186 (102) Falling Mirror - Hystorical album art Falling Mirror Hystorical(CD, Comp) Fresh Music (2) FRESHCD 186 (102) South Africa 2013 Sell This Version