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Foot in the Door (album)

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Released  1979
Artist  Russell Morris
Label  Warner Music Australasia
Foot in the Door (1979)  Almost Frantic (1980)
Release date  1979
Genre  Pop rock
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Recorded  Armstrong Studios, Melbourne; Australia (1978-1979)
Producers  Peter Solley, Russell Morris, Ralph W. Moss
Similar  Bloodstone, Van Diemen's Land, Red Dirt – Red Heart, Sharkmouth

"Foot in the Door" is the fourth studio album by Australian singer songwriter Russell Morris. It was credited to The Russell Morris Band. Two singles were released from the album throughout 1979, with "Hot Love" peaking at number 48. The album peaked at number 38 on the Kent Music Report.


In May 2014, the album was reissued on Compact Disc and music download by Sandman Records. and music download

Background and Release

Throughout the mid-1970s, Morris has lived and recorded in the United States of America. He returned to Australia in early 1978 and formed a touring band and hit the Australian pub circuit. He later said that he felt his artistic merit was compromised in America and upon his return to Australia, mused "It was like diving under water for five years and then finally coming back for air". The Australian pub circuit was in full swing in 1978 and the Russell Morris Band played frequently alongside bands such as Mondo Rock, Skyhooks, Jim Keays Band, Jo Jo Zep and newly formed Cold Chisel and Rose Tattoo. The band was signed by Michael Gudinski to Mushroom Records and recorded the track " Thunder Ground"/"Two Minute Warning" which was released in March 1979 and peaked at number 49 on the Kent Music Report. Two additional singles were released, alongside the album in 1979. The band supported the album with a national tour and supported Santana, Eddie Money, Hall and Oats, Bob Marley and Dr. Hook on their Australian tours.

Track listing

1979 Vinyl/ Cassette
2014 Reissue
  1. "Hot Love" - 3:40
  2. "Doctor In The House" - 3:54
  3. "Kidnapped" - 3:42
  4. "The Sky Is Falling" - 5:32
  5. "Your Place Or Mine" - 3:40
  6. "I'm Just a Writer" - 3:31
  7. "Next Exit" - 3:58
  8. "Surprise, Surprise" - 3:56
  9. "Love Stealer" - 3:56
  10. "Thunder Ground" (Bonus Non LP tracks) - 4:30
  11. "Two Minute Warning" (Bonus Non LP tracks) - 3:36


  • Bass – Graham Thompson
  • Drums – Keith Elliott
  • Engineer – Ian McKenzie
  • Keyboards – James Black
  • Lead Guitar – Joey Amenta
  • Guitar - Russell Morris
  • Photography By – David Parker
  • Saxophone – Bruce Sandell
  • Vocals – Russell Morris, James Black, Joey Amenta, Mike Emerson
  • Songs

    1Hot Love3:40
    2Doctor In The House3:54


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