RECORD STORE DAY 2016 > The Bevis Frond - Miasma

The Bevis Frond



Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: LP
Label: Fire America
Quantity: 500
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release


This Record Store Day release is limited in the U.S. to 500 copies and on transparent royal blue vinyl, and features extensive bonus tracks available via download. Originally self-released by Nick Saloman and limited to just 500 copies, the debut from The Bevis Frond marked the beginning of a highly influential career in underground British neo-psych-rock. Armed with a four-track portastudio, the success of 1986’s “Miasma” saw it unexpectedly sell-out quickly with a repress not far behind. Sounding as bracing today as it did then, it collects some of Saloman’s finest songs. Having played in bands since the late 60’s, and constantly writing, Saloman had founded The Von Trap Family and played in Room 13 among others. In fact, he had almost called it a day, but it was the popularity of “Miasma” that saw him continue onward and establish himself as an underground legend. A labour of love and fiercely independent, his prolific output has seen as many releases in as many years, an uncompromising vision all under his own label Woronzow. Hailed as “a Hendrix devotee ever bit as tough and contemporary as the serrated guitar chorales of Sonic Youth and Pixies” by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, his immense psych-stoner-rock has seen him become a cult figure in his own right. The Bevis Frond’s legion of loyal fans includes Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr and Mary Lou Lord, who have all covered his music.

1. Garden Gate
2. She's In Love With Time
3. Wild Mind
4. Wild After Thought
5. Splendid Isolation
6. The Earl Of Walthamstowe
7. The Newgate Wind
8. Maybe
9. Ride The Train Of Thought
10. Confusion Days