Release Date: 15 December 2014
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl
|Nikki Sudden Dark Rags at Dawn Limited Vinyl 7LP Box Set + Bonus 7 Inch
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.”
Waiting on Egypt - 1. Back To The Coast, 2. Knife My Heart, 3. Still F ull Of Shocks, 4. I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys, 5. Stuck On Chin a, 6. Channel Streamer, 7. Ringing On My T rain, 8. Curfew Island (The Low Bridge), 9. Fashion Cult, 10. Forest Fire, 11. New York, 12. Johnny Smiled Slo wly, 13. All T he Gold.
Bible Belt - 1. Gold Painted Nails, 2. English Girls, 3. Cathy, 4. Chelsea Embankment, 5. Bethlehem Castle (Suicide Scarves), 6. The Road Of Broken Dreams, 7. Six Hip Princes (All Around The World), 8. Out Of Eg ypt, 9. The Angels Are Callin g, 10. Missionary Boy, 11. The Only Boy In Heaven.
Jacobites - 1. Big Store, 2. Kissed You Twice, 3. Hurt Me More, 4. Jacobites Grave, 5. Kings And Queens, 6. Silver Street, 7. Hanging Out T he Banners, 8. Need A F riend, 9. Little Bird, 10. Angels In My Arms, 11. For The Roses.
Robespierre’s Velvet Basement - 1. Big Store, 2. Snow White, 3. Fortune Of Fame, 4. Where T he River Ends, 5. Silken Sheets, 6. Ambulance, 7. Hearts Are Like Flo wers, 8. It’ll All End Up In T ears, 9. She Never Believes, 10. All T he Dark Ra gs, 11. One More Strin g Of P earls, 12. I Am Just A Broken Heart, 13. Only Children Sleeping.
Texas - 1. Jangle Town, 2. Death is Hanging Over Me, 3. In Your Room, 4. Glass Eye, 5. Such A Little Girl, 6. Broken Tooth, 7. Dumb Angel, 8. Basement Blues, 9. Wedding Dress, 10. When I Left You, 11. Captain Kennedy’s Lament, 12. Deppers Bridge.
Kiss You Nidnapped Charabanc - 1. Rebel Grave, 2. Sob Story, 3. Snowplough, 4. A Quick Thing, 5. Feather Beds, 6. Crossroads, 7. Don’t Explain, 8. Better Blood, 9. Debutante Blues.
Dead Men Tell No Tales - 1. When I Cross The Line, 2. Before I Leave You, 3. Dog Latin, 4. Wooden Leg, 5. Dog Rose, 6. How Many Lies, 7. Cupful Of Change, 8. Kiss At Dawn.
Bonus 7” - 1. Back to The Start, 2. Ringing On My Train.