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Nikki Sudden

Dark Rags at Dawn

In founding Swell Maps, the post-punk prefacing Birmingham art-snots, Nikki Sudden and his drumming brother Epic Soundtracks charted new territory for racket and corrosive guitar. But after folding Swell Maps at the dawn of the ’80s, Nikki Sudden plowed through another decade’s worth of terrifically fertile ground. Drawing on his devotion to the Rolling Stones and T. Rex—alongside guitarist Dave Kusworth as Jacobites, plus a cheekily named cohort of British sidemen—Nikki Sudden cut a string of raw, inspired rock ‘n’ roll records, etched with double edged travel melancholia and hard-bitten punk dejection.

This career-spanning 7LP box set compiles Sudden’s landmark solo LPs Waiting On Egypt and The Bible Belt, the Dave Kusworth-era LPs Jacobites and Robespierre's Velvet Basement, Sudden’s Rowland S. Howard collaboration Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc, and his Creation-issued masterpieces Texas and Dead Men Tell No Tales. Limited to just 500 copies, this set also includes Sudden’s debut solo single “Back to The Start” b/w “Ringing On My Train.”

Folks who have already purchased any of the individual Nikki Sudden LPs may purchase the Slipcase + 7" separately.

  • 7xLP + Slipcase + 7in

    7 150g LPs
    7 single LP tip-on jackets with side-spine obis
    1 small hole 7

Track List

  1. Nikki Sudden Back To The Coast
  2. Nikki Sudden Knife My Heart
  3. Nikki Sudden Still Full Of Shocks
  4. Nikki Sudden I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys
  5. Nikki Sudden Stuck On China
  6. Nikki Sudden Channel Streamer
  7. Nikki Sudden Ringing On My Train
  8. Nikki Sudden Curfew Island (The Low Bridge)
  9. Nikki Sudden Fashion Cult
  10. Nikki Sudden Forest Fire
  11. Nikki Sudden New York
  12. Nikki Sudden Johnny Smiled Slowly
  13. Nikki Sudden All The Gold
  14. Nikki Sudden Gold Painted Nails
  15. Nikki Sudden English Girls
  16. Nikki Sudden Cathy
  17. Nikki Sudden Chelsea Embankment
  18. Nikki Sudden Bethlehem Castle (Suicide Scarves)
  19. Nikki Sudden The Road Of Broken Dreams
  20. Nikki Sudden Six Hip Princes (All Around The World)
  21. Nikki Sudden Out Of Egypt
  22. Nikki Sudden The Angels Are Calling
  23. Nikki Sudden Missionary Boy
  24. Nikki Sudden The Only Boy In Heaven
  25. Jacobites Big Store
  26. Jacobites Kissed You Twice
  27. Jacobites Hurt Me More
  28. Jacobites Jacobite's Grave
  29. Jacobites Kings And Queens
  30. Jacobites Silver Street
  31. Jacobites Hanging Out The Banners
  32. Jacobites Need A Friend
  33. Jacobites Little Bird
  34. Jacobites Angels In My Arms
  35. Jacobites For The Roses
  36. Jacobites Big Store
  37. Jacobites Snow White
  38. Jacobites Fortune Of Fame
  39. Jacobites Where The River Ends
  40. Jacobites Silken Sheets
  41. Jacobites Ambulance
  42. Jacobites Hearts Are Like Flowers
  43. Jacobites It’ll All End Up In Tears
  44. Jacobites She Never Believes
  45. Jacobites All The Dark Rags
  46. Jacobites One More String Of Pearls
  47. Jacobites I Am Just A Broken Heart
  48. Jacobites Only Children Sleeping
  49. Nikki Sudden Jangle Town
  50. Nikki Sudden Death is Hanging Over Me
  51. Nikki Sudden In Your Room
  52. Nikki Sudden Glass Eye
  53. Nikki Sudden Such A Little Girl
  54. Nikki Sudden Broken Tooth
  55. Nikki Sudden Dumb Angel
  56. Nikki Sudden Basement Blues
  57. Nikki Sudden Wedding Dress
  58. Nikki Sudden When I Left You
  59. Nikki Sudden Captain Kennedys Lament
  60. Nikki Sudden Deppers Bridge
  61. Nikki Sudden Rebel Grave
  62. Nikki Sudden Sob Story
  63. Nikki Sudden Snowplough
  64. Nikki Sudden A Quick Thing
  65. Nikki Sudden Feather Beds
  66. Nikki Sudden Crossroads
  67. Nikki Sudden Don’t Explain
  68. Nikki Sudden Better Blood
  69. Nikki Sudden Debutante Blues
  70. Nikki Sudden When I Cross The Line
  71. Nikki Sudden Before I Leave You
  72. Nikki Sudden Dog Latin
  73. Nikki Sudden Wooden Leg
  74. Nikki Sudden Dog Rose
  75. Nikki Sudden How Many Lies
  76. Nikki Sudden Cupful Of Change
  77. Nikki Sudden Kiss At Dawn
  78. Nikki Sudden Back to The Start
  79. Nikki Sudden Ringing On My Train