BOB MORRISON - 'Hey! Puppet Man'/'I Looked In The Mirror' (Columbia 4-43451) Dec 1965
This is such a fantastic double sided record by Bob Morrison.
Columbia Records signed him for a run of singles and with his clean cut image I think the label were aiming him at the teener market. Perhaps both sides of this disc written and arranged by Bob Morrison took them by surprise.
'Hey! Puppet Man' is garage pop heaven with killer fuzz throughout, there's no let up and this side really rips. But, I'm in a folk-rock mood at the moment so I'm featuring the flip 'I Looked In The Mirror'.
This side is a slow paced moody folk rock tune and is a pure mystical loner trip. Bob sounds really pissed off with his lot on this one. Either way, the listener gets two sides of perfection.
A couple more singles on Columbia followed but not with the vibe of this debut. He then signed to Monument in late 1968 and began writing songs for other artists, mainly AOR.
A solo album did follow in 1971 but I've not heard it.
'Hey! Puppet Man'/'I Looked In The Mirror' (Columbia 4-43451)
'I Fall To You'/'Then Suddenly' (Columbia 4-43565)'I'm In The Place'/'Wait' (Columbia 4-43726)
'The Work Song'/'Go Away' (Columbia 4-44009)
BOB MORRISON - I Looked In The Mirror
|Billboard advert December 1965|
|Billboard advert January 1966|