The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

GROOVE was Sudden’s last official album of the ’80s (as well as his final for Creation). Recorded with his band The French Revolution, it is probably Sudden’s grittiest outting. This reissue includes outtakes and his contributions to the Neil Young and Nick Drake tribute albums (“Captain Kennedy” and “Time Has Told Me”, respectively), as well as the video for “Great Pharoah.” Considered by many to be the dark horse favorite in Sudden’s body of work, CROWN OF THORNS is the Italian-released live collection which was originally released in 1988 and was available outside of Italy in only scant quantities and at import prices. It was organized with the acoustic solo set on the A-side and the electric full band set on the B-side. The reissue, which has been expanded to include an additional 6 bonus tracks as well as a live video of “Jump On Jack”, includes Sudden originals along with covers of tunes by T. Rex and the Rolling Stones

Original release dates: GROOVE CD/LP (Creation, March 1989) CROWN OF THORNS LP (Crazy Mannequin, November 1988)


See My Rider

Murder Valley

French Revolution Blues



Sea Dog Blues

Wedding Hotel

Great Pharaoh


Wild Cathedral

Beethoven's Ring

Captain Kennedy

Too Bad For You

Village Green

Time Has Told Me

Something About You

Midget Submarines

Such A Little Girl


Kiss At Dawn

Captain Kennedy

Tell Me

San Francisco Poet

The Rolling Of The Hearse

Wild Horses

Mafeking Blues



Play With Fire

Buick Mackane

Mess With Me