Falling Mirror

Falling Mirror

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.


Falling Mirror Discography Tracks


WBC(X) 9011 Falling Mirror Zen Boulders(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC(X) 9011 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
WBC 9021 Falling Mirror Fantasy Kid(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC 9021 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
Falling Mirror Johnny Calls The Chemist (Album) Wea South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
Falling Mirror Shattered Tusk Music South Africa 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WEA 18.864 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(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records WBM 62 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
WBS 772 Falling Mirror Johnny Calls The Chemist (7", Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 772 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
Falling Mirror As Sly As The Fox (Single, Maxi) WEA France 1986 Sell This Version


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

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