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The Bevis Frond

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The Bevis Frond is a British musical group whose range covers hard edge to melancholy vintage indie rock to poetic, “classic-rock” songcraft with a thick Walthamstow accent. Nick Saloman is the band’s frontman and songwriter. They have recorded many albums out on various independent labels.

Saloman was originally in a band known as the Bevis Frond Museum in the late 1960s and in 1979 was in a band called the Von Trapp Family. The Bevis Frond, however, was a one man band from the start with the release of a 250 copy pressing of Miasma in 1987. Saloman’s desire was to “record the kind of music I’d like to listen to…I wanted a Hendrix/Wipers, Byrds sound but with a distinctly British feel.” Subsequent albums were also recorded in a home studio until after the release of his sixth album, Any Gas Faster, when he began to record in an outside studio. This is also the point that he began touring. Another 1990 album, Magic Eye, was a collaboration with Twink of the Pink Fairies.

Early albums were usually entirely recorded by Saloman although most later albums have been recorded by the current touring band. For performances, The Bevis Frond usually has Adrian “Ade” Shaw on bass. Bevis Frond material is typically released on Saloman’s own Woronzow Records label, and is frequently featured in the Ptolemaic Terrascope magazine and accompanying records/CDs.

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  • guruxyu

    сопли

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • IanCad

    new album is killer

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • iconan

    The Bevis Frond's 21st album. 'White Numbers' is an intriguing mixture of music, all fed through the Bevis Frond's psychedelic mincer. We have heavy guitars, gentle acoustic balladry, short and sharp punk, some great psych/pop, and even a smattering of prog organ. Nick Saloman: guitars, keyboards, analogue synth and vocals. - Paul Simmons : guitars - Adrian Shaw : bass - Dave Pearce : drums. -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐะ

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • crownanchor

    ....right here.....

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Jasonorous

    An absolute rock genius. Best there ever was. New album is terrific.

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    The psychedelic philosophy of life: this is the modus vivendi of Nick Saloman, aka Bevis Frond. Nick did not invent anything, but the sound of his music is marked Bevis Frond without a doubt, a feature, the highly personal sound that not everyone can boast. -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐ

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    A warm sea of 'soul when we wet too many times, and is still a pleasure that is renewed at every listening. -.-.-.-.-. om hari om .....

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • henkdo

    The new album is nice

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • chocolatesoup

    new album out now double vinyl.

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Gecq

    Heard it from from Nick Saloman: "The Bevis Frond will be performing live in London on Saturday, November 19th 2011 at The 229 Club in Gt. Portland St (just opposite GPS tube station). This will be organised by Symptomatic, check out their website at: www.symptomaticpresents.com Advance tickets are available from Ticketweb at: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=459864";;

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Gecq

    @ontologicalhedg: It is true. The new album has been recorded and is now being postproduced. It should be released this autumn and will probably be available on vinyl.

    28 May 2011 Reply
  • mattoy666

    Thanks to Musicboo for the invaluable info - TBF = awesome.

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • ontologicalhedg

    is it true he is working on a new album?

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • PetschlerMona

    Habe meine alten Bevis Frond Platten durchgehört, auch im Jahre 2011 noch ganz super! Nick Saloman ist und bleibt toll.

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • crownanchor

    Psychedelic rock was never so BRIGHT:)

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
  • gdm9000

    Why is this guy not huge??? Criminally underrated...

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • DerDressing

    extremely underrated..

    23 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Musicboo

    Just to let everyone know that the Bevis Frond back catalogue is being made available for digital download at a very reasonable price (£4 per album) at http://bevisfrond.bandcamp.com So far all the albums up to London Stone are available in high quality formats, with the remaining catalogue being uploaded at the rate of one every week or two. There is unreleased material as well, including the Von Trap Family Studio Sessions - a pre-Bevis Frond Psychedelic Punk Band from the Late 70s. Further rarities will be issued as the re-release project continues, including the Room 13 sessions, another pre-Bevis Frond incarnation.

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • dougsharp

    I'm a big fan of Any Gas Faster but that's probably only because that was the first Frond CD I purchased.

    15 Mar 2010 Reply
  • wizzxx

    sounds like early screaming trees

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
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