On November 5th, 1988, Nikki Sudden played at Maxwell’s! Best known as the frontman of the legendary British post-punk act Swell Maps. Following the breakup of Swell Maps in 1980, Sudden started a solo career and also released records with Dave Kusworth as the Jacobites. In 1988, Nikki Sudden released his fourth solo album, Crown of Thorns. He sadly passed away in March of 2006 at the age of 49.
In 2013 and 2014, The Numero Group reissued a series of Sudden's albums on vinyl, including Waiting on Egypt, The Bible Belt, Jacobites, Texas, Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc scheduled for February 2014.