If you are unfamiliar with British rock band The Bevis Frond and its founder, singer/multi-instrumentalist Nick Saloman, you have some serious catching up to do. Releasing glorious pop/punk/psyche records at a feverish pace since the late 80s, they...
If you are unfamiliar with British rock band The Bevis Frond and its founder, singer/multi-instrumentalist Nick Saloman, you have some serious catching up to do. Releasing glorious pop/punk/psyche records at a feverish pace since the late 80s, they could quite possibly be England's best kept indie-rock secret. OG fan and Chicago resident Mick Hans brings us their latest release, 2021's 'Little Eden', a psychedelically-hewn panoramic take on brutalism Britain punctuated with pure pop melodies and beautifully-observed English melancholy.
Songs featured in this episode: He'd Be A Diamond - Juliana Hatfield Three/Teenage Fanclub/Mary Lou Lord; Born In Chicago - Pixies; Splendid Isolation - The Bevis Frond; Positive Vibrations - The Soft Boys; He'd Be A Diamond - Teenage Fanclub; Raisans - Dinosaur Jr; Fortune Teller - Sugar; Everyone Rise, You Owe Me, They Will Return, Find The Mole - The Bevis Frond; The Great Rock-n-Roll Swindle - The Sex Pistols w/Edward Tudor-Pole; Do Without Me, The Man In The Garden - The Bevis Frond; Autumn Almanac - The Kinks; As I Lay Down To Die, Cherry Gardens, There's Always Love, Little Eden, Here Come The Flies - The Bevis Frond; Youth Of America - The Wipers; Pasted All Over - The Bevis Frond; Lights Are Changing - Mary Lou Lord; My Own Hollywood, Dreams Of Flying - The Bevis Frond
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Mick Hans lives in Chicago. He is not a musician, but he wrote for zines in the 80s and enthusiastically plugs projects he believes in - most recently the 30+ years late release of "Time Stands Still" by Chicago's Lorna Donley & The Veil. In 1982 he reviewed a Pete Shelley show for The Coolest Retard, a then-prominent Chicago zine with a now unfortunate name. Shelley was touring his "Homosapien" dance club hit with a large standup reel-to-reel on the stage as his backup band. The tape unspooled during the show.