Nikki Sudden & The Jacobites
Texas
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Notes About the Release
In a year when overproduced rock-fluff flooded radio waves, Texas—Sudden’s 1986 solo debut for Creation— blasted through the saccharin for a damaged and masterful invocation at the imperfect altars of Chilton and Bolan, sonic influences the Brit bore proudly on his velvet sleeve throughout the course of his polarizing prolificacy. As the increasingly splintered Rolling Stones cultivated “Harlem Shuffle” cover cheese, the former Jacobite leader looked to the ragged Exile On Main St. and Sticky Fingers roots of his icons for a raw, 12-song predication melding tender jangle and staggering swagger. Widely considered Sudden’s solo magnum opus, Texas is an exquisite mélange of the off-kilter sub-terrestrial songwriter.

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.
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TRACK LIST

Nikki Sudden Jangle Town
Nikki Sudden Death Is Hanging Over Me
Nikki Sudden In Your Room
Nikki Sudden Glass Eye
Nikki Sudden Such A Little Girl
Nikki Sudden Broken Tooth
Nikki Sudden Dumb Angel
Nikki Sudden Basement Blues
Nikki Sudden Wedding Dress
Nikki Sudden When I Left You
Nikki Sudden Captain Kennedy’s Lament
Nikki Sudden Deppers Bridge
In a year when overproduced rock-fluff flooded radio waves, Texas—Sudden’s 1986 solo debut for Creation— blasted through the saccharin for a damaged and masterful invocation at the imperfect altars of Chilton and Bolan, sonic influences the Brit bore proudly on his velvet sleeve throughout the course of his polarizing prolificacy. As the increasingly splintered Rolling Stones cultivated “Harlem Shuffle” cover cheese, the former Jacobite leader looked to the ragged Exile On Main St. and Sticky Fingers roots of his icons for a raw, 12-song predication melding tender jangle and staggering swagger. Widely considered Sudden’s solo magnum opus, Texas is an exquisite mélange of the off-kilter sub-terrestrial songwriter.

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.

TRACK LIST

Nikki Sudden Jangle Town
Nikki Sudden Death Is Hanging Over Me
Nikki Sudden In Your Room
Nikki Sudden Glass Eye
Nikki Sudden Such A Little Girl
Nikki Sudden Broken Tooth
Nikki Sudden Dumb Angel
Nikki Sudden Basement Blues
Nikki Sudden Wedding Dress
Nikki Sudden When I Left You
Nikki Sudden Captain Kennedy’s Lament
Nikki Sudden Deppers Bridge
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