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Nikki Sudden is dead. After playing a show this weekend at the Knitting Factory, Nikki Sudden of the Swell Maps and The Jacobites, as well as tons of solo stuff, died suddenly. Details and discussion. Remembrance and a live set from just this past Monday on WFMU.
posted by jann (24 comments total)

 
Bizaare. He just played the local dive (a tiny place in Springfield, MO that has a knack for recognizable artists wandering in) around the corner from my house about two weeks ago. He didn't look that good.

Set was OK, but it was no Epic Soundtracks. RIP.
posted by sourwookie at 12:30 PM on March 27, 2006


aw, damnit.
posted by hototogisu at 12:34 PM on March 27, 2006


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This is too bizarre.

I saw him play years ago at Maxwells (Hoboken) after the release of that double LP Collision Time Revisited.Let's Build a Car is a great song.
posted by Skygazer at 12:35 PM on March 27, 2006


Oh, man.

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posted by Smart Dalek at 12:35 PM on March 27, 2006


Wow... that was sudden.
posted by insomnia_lj at 12:40 PM on March 27, 2006


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posted by mrs.pants at 12:51 PM on March 27, 2006


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Another Song-Midget Submarines!
Great music!
posted by PHINC at 12:59 PM on March 27, 2006


shit
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posted by obloquy at 1:17 PM on March 27, 2006


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posted by lilboo at 1:26 PM on March 27, 2006


Crap. I just listened to the reissue of Robespierre's Velvet Basement on Saturday.
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 1:36 PM on March 27, 2006


Damn it.

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posted by illovich at 1:41 PM on March 27, 2006


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posted by OmieWise at 1:48 PM on March 27, 2006


major bummer - pulling out the sudden/jacobites/swell maps when I get home from work - very sad
posted by mctsonic at 1:57 PM on March 27, 2006


damned sad indeed


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posted by visit beautiful mount weather! at 2:00 PM on March 27, 2006


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Indeed.
posted by BT at 6:08 PM on March 27, 2006


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posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:51 PM on March 27, 2006


RIP.

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posted by TonyRobots at 6:55 PM on March 27, 2006


NS lived in Atlanta/Athens for a little while and played down here a LOT. Listen to the next Personality Crisis (via the archive at www.wrek.org) after it airs next Sunday night, because Jon is likely to play nothing but NS. He's a big fan -- and a great mimic :)

Oh baby!
posted by intermod at 7:34 PM on March 27, 2006


Damn. I was hoping to see him play. Just turned on Before I Die by the Jacobites in honor.

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posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 8:36 PM on March 27, 2006


The live set (mp3stream) from last Monday on WFMU is really long and really really good.
posted by jann at 8:55 PM on March 27, 2006


Who?
posted by Doohickie at 10:47 AM on March 28, 2006


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posted by DenOfSizer at 10:50 AM on March 28, 2006


who
posted by cellphone at 5:52 PM on March 28, 2006


who was he? just an absolutely wonderful musician, who'd quietly been making great records since 1977, that's all.

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posted by jann at 10:39 PM on March 28, 2006


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