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Vavona Burr

by Bevis Frond

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Virus 02:53
Don Lang 05:28
Let It Ride 03:15
Bulldozer 01:47
Temple Falls 04:45
In Her Eyes 04:42
Begging Bowl 08:01


The fans had to wait nearly two years for the next Frond album, the last of the 90s and the last to be recorded in the Bedroom Studio in Walthamstow. Continuing in the vein of singer/songwriter style of the previous couple of albums, with few outright rockers or slabs of psychedelia, Vavona Burr captures the Fin de Siecle melancholy of the final year of the millennium. Nick's superb lyrics and songwriting ability are very much to the fore here, with tracks like One Leg Sand Dance, Don Lang and Caught In the Headlights. It opens with a tribute to Country Joe with the Frond Cheer - The Bevis Frond Touring Band had the pleasure of playing with Country Joe when he came over to the UK around this time, which was a real buzz for Nick as Joe was a long time musical hero. The album closes with the sublime Begging Bowl where he finally lets loose with a fiery guitar solo. The album title was taken from another North Circular Reference. The Shadbolt Veneer Factory, now sadly demolished, used to have their Veneer of the Week proudly displayed in white letters on the side of the building, easily readable to traffic on the North Circular. Normally something recognisable, like Canadian Maple, they occasionally had something strange, and one week, the Veneer of the Week was Vavona Burr, which Nick liked so much, he named the album after it.


released May 1, 1999

Nick Saloman played everything he found in his bedroom, wrote the songs, produced the album, made the tea, probably ate some biscuits and the odd sandwich, and occasionally nipped out to go to the loo.


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Bevis Frond Walthamstow

The Bevis Frond, the band name used by Nick Saloman for his projects, released Miasma in 1986 to great acclaim from fans of psychedelic rock. A steady stream of LPs since then showcase Nick's strengths of strong songwriting, finely crafted lyrics, and a musical mixture from wig-out guitar jams to sensitive folky numbers. New album The Leaving Of London is a triumphant return after a 7 year hiatus. ... more


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