Falling Mirror - Hammerhead Hotel (Psychos Welcome) | Credit: Michael Currin
Falling Mirror – Hammerhead Hotel (Psychos Welcome) | design by Brian Currin, photo by Michael Currin

Tracks

Original unreleased album [1996]

  1. Hammerhead Hotel
  2. Then It Turns Around
  3. Sandy
  4. Complicatedly Simple Little Girl
  5. Naughty Girl
  6. Roses And Balloons
  7. Camera Eyes
  8. Video Games
  9. When Prophets Cry
  10. Crime Wave (renamed as Alien in 2006)

Limited Digital Release [2006 to 2012] Remixed

  1. Then It Turns Around
  2. Hammerhead Hotel
  3. Sandy
  4. Naughty Girl
  5. Complicatedly Simple Little Girl
  6. When Prophets Cry
  7. Alien (original title: Crime Wave)
  8. Forgive Me (not on original album)
Falling Mirror – Then It Turns Around
Falling Mirror – Hammerhead Hotel (selected tracks)

Musicians

  • Nielen Mirror: vocals
  • Allan Faull: guitars
  • Tully McCully: bass, drums, keyboards

Release information

This album was recorded in November 1996, but not released. On the 10th anniversary of its recording, in November 2006, Tully McCully remixed the master tapes and made this album exclusively available as MP3 downloads on the Rhythm Records Online Music Store (which closed in 2012).

Extract from “Johnny Calls The Chemist” re-issue sleeve notes

In 1996 Allan and Nielen found themselves back in Tully’s Spaced Out Sounds Studio recording a new collection of harder-edged, darker songs which would eventually be found on ‘Hammerhead Hotel (Psychos Welcome)’, the (to date) unreleased fifth Falling Mirror album. Three of the tracks off this album – ‘Hammerhead Hotel‘, ‘Then It Turns Around‘ and ‘Camera Eyes‘ – are available online as MP3’s at the band’s own website.

— Stephen “Sugar” Segerman, May 2001

Review

This album rocks, shocks and blows you away. Its blues-y like Gary Moore, epic like Pink Floyd, tuneful like R.E.M., quirky like Syd Barrett and much harder than previous Mirror albums.

I got goose-pimples listening to Allan Faull’s soaring guitar work and Nielen Mirror’s incredible vocals and biting lyrics. Tully McCully played both bass and drums on this album and he provides a solid base for Allan to leap from. And leap he does… straight into unchartered territories.

If you like Dave Gilmour, Deep Purple, Oasis, Hendrix, BB King, Derek-era Clapton… then this is an album you gotta hear. It has never been released on CD, however it is available as MP3 downloads at Rhythm Online Music Store.

— Brian Currin, November 2006

Album Art Variations

Falling Mirror - Hammerhead Hotel: Pop Art Rendition, November 2022
Falling Mirror – Hammerhead Hotel: Pop Art Rendition | Brian Currin, November 2022
Falling Mirror - Hammerhead Hotel: Plein Air Rendition, November 2022
Falling Mirror – Hammerhead Hotel: Plein Air Rendition | Brian Currin, November 2022
Falling Mirror - Hammerhead Hotel (based on Psycho film)
Falling Mirror – Hammerhead Hotel (image from Psycho film 1960) | Brian Currin, November 2022, based on an idea from 2000