Song of the Day: January 17, 2005
Pawn Hearts Records EP, 1984
Scarf-clad, Johnny Thunders-worshipping, ex-Swell Map Nikki Sudden has a discography far too massive to cover in any depth here, but this is a good example of the swoony, acoustic guitar-driven, four-chord riff formula he used to such great effect during the David Kusworth/Jacobites period of the mid-to-late 80s. My favorite LP from this period is Texas, a stunning, if often harrowing masterpiece, but I'd vouch for anything originally issued on the Glass or Creation labels. For further information, consult the Secretly Canadian Website; they've re-issued most of this material. While you're there, check out Jens Lekman's When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog LP, one of my favorites of 2004.