On this day, July 19th, in 1956: Nikki Sudden was born in London.
Today’s soundtrack: The Swell Maps, his albums with the Jacobites, and his solo stuff, especially KISS YOU KIDNAPPED CHARABANC with Roland S. Howard.
Today’s book club: THE LAST BANDIT: A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LIFE
Today’s screening: Wim Wenders’ EGOSHOOTER and LAST TIME IN BERLIN: A NIKKI SUDDEN DOCUMENTARY
"Then they go to Rough Trade/to buy Siouxsie and the Banshees/They heard John Peel play it/Just the other night.
They’d like to buy the O Level single/or ‘Read about Seymour’/but they’re not pressed in red/so they buy The Lurkers instead” - “Part Time Punks” - Television Personalities
- “It’s okay that you haven’t heard of us, we’re just a Swell Maps ripoff.” — Bob Nastanovich (Pavement)
- “Back in 1982 I came up with this chord sequence, C/G/Am/F that I thought was absolutely wonderful. I thought I must have been the first person to ever discover it. Ended up writing “Road of Broken Dreams” from it. Later I realised that the Stones had already used it (“Beast of Burden”), Bob Marley (“No Woman, No Cry”), The Only Ones (“Another Girl, Another Planet”).” - Nikki Sudden