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Nikki Sudden

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Biography

After the post-punk band Swell Maps dissolved in the early '80s, lead singer Nikki Sudden began a diverse and maddening solo career, during which he performed with a number of different bands and side projects. Sudden released his first solo record, Waiting on Egypt, in 1982, followed closely by The Bible Belt in 1983; both records recalled Swell Maps. Mike Scott and Anthony Thistlewaite of The Waterboys both played on the album, Scott writing the track Road of Broken Dreams - later covered by Sudden in the Jacobites.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1.  
    Lyrics
    Well, you jangle into town,
    With a knife strapped to your knee,
    But, when your friend, he comes home
    You always run to him.
    And he says that I'm stupid,
    Jangle Town  -  7,526 plays
  2. hearts are like flowers  -  4,585 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    Death is hanging over me
    Though this room is seldom cold
    Rosewood candles light the way
    Along this tarnished road.
    Death is hanging over me
    Death Is Hanging Over Me  -  4,511 plays
  4.  
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    You're not on my ticket
    But I'm not on your tongue
    Sometimes I could get cut
    Sometimes it could be fun.
    Sometimes I never know
    Back To The Coast  -  3,269 plays
  5.  
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    Chelsea Embankment
    On the side of the trees
    Remembering that girl
    Who I used to see.
    Sitting in windows
    Chelsea Embankment  -  3,549 plays
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