The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

Nikki Sudden and Rowland S. Howard first met while Howard was touring Europe in 1985 with his band Crime & The City Solution (along with his band mate and Sudden’s late-brother Epic Soundtracks). Howard ended up playing on Sudden’s third solo album “TEXAS” and they eventually recorded their dark opus KISS YOU KIDNAPPED CHARABANC together in 1987 for the Creation label. This extended reissue includes THE WEDDING HOTEL EP plus the outtake “French Revolution Blues.” It also includes an incredible and never-before-released 12-song live set from September 18, 1987 from Augsburg, Germany featuring the line-up of Sudden on guitar and vocals, Howard on guitar and vocals, Desperate (of the Gun Club) on drums, and Duncan Sibbald on bass.

KISS YOU KIDNAPPED CHARABANC LP (Creation, October 1987) THE WEDDING HOTEL EP (Creation, August 1987)


Wedding Hotel

Rebel Grave

Sob Story


Quick Thing

Feather Beds

French Revolution Blues


Don't Explain

Hello Wolf (Little Baby)

Better Blood

Debutante Blues

Girl Without a Name

Wedding Hotel (The Moose)

Where the Rivers End

Fortune of Fame

Death Is Hanging Over Me Wedding Hotel

French Revolution Blues

When the Rain Comes Down

Johnny Smiled Slowly

Back to the Coast

Kiss at Dawn

Big Store


Such a Little Girl