Complete your Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth, Jacobites collection.
Jacobites were an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1982 by Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth, following the breakup of their respective previous bands, the Swell Maps and the Subterranean Hawks.
Robespierre's Velvet Basement, the shambolic second album by Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth's Jacobites, is a masterpiece of free-wheeling songwriting, loose arrangements, tossed-off vocals, and straight-to-the-gut emotional expression. The Jacobites were never influenced by what was going on around them; they preferred an earlier, more decadent era in rock, and in their sound one gets the jagged shards of Jagger and Richards, Stewart and Lane, and Ronson and Hunter. Not that the Jacobites sound anything like the Rolling Stones, the Faces, or Ian and Mick
Nikki Sudden Dave Kusworth Jacobites LP Glass 1984. Nikki Sudden - Waiting On Egypt/Bible - New Cd Boxset.
The result, Robespierre’s Velvet Basement, is less a rare item nowadays than it is a completely random find, an ever-narrow crawlspace of hoarded music, that people usually stumble onto when they delve into the blinding oversupply of Nick Cave’s old tour-mates and writing partners. Robespierre is a heady alloy of jangle pop, psychedelic guitar schisms and old country . At a track-list that’s 27 songs long, Robespierre does at time stretch itself too thin, especially when taken in in one sitting.