Nikki Sudden - Fred Beethoven Unreleased album! CD
1.Bye Bye Johnny
2.Black Satin Suit
3.Blenkinsop's Soup Kitchen
4.Looking At You (Sudden / Lynxx)
5.It's Gonna Be Alright
7.Summer Burn Down
10.Pin A Rose On Me
11.Don’t Look Back
12.So Much To Learn
Ltd Edition contains bonus disc with outtakes
13.Summer Burn out
14.Bye bye Johnny Version #2 with Terry Miles
All songs written by Nikki Sudden except “Bye Bye Johnny” by Chuck Berry
& “Debris” by Ronnie Lane. "Looking at you" Sudden / Lynxx. Produced by John Rivers.
Recorded 29/30th December 1997, 2nd to 4th January 1998,
2nd November 1998 and 20th, 22nd - 25th January 1999 at
Woodbine Street Recording Studios with: Terry Miles, Max Decharne,
Carl Picot, Marky Williams, and Freddy Lynxx.
These sessions ( with the working title of The Fred Beethovens Projectile ) were an absolute pleasure to be part of
partly because there was no pressure on us to deliver the goods in form of a product. We were literally putting down some of Nikki’s songs, along with some of Freddy Lynxx’s, just for the hell of it! So, it’s great that these tracks have finally seen the light of day. Listening back to tracks such as “Forest Fire”, “Stereo Baby” and “Bye Bye Johnny” really show Nikki’s rock ‘n’ roll heart (and in my mind ‘out rocking’ some of his released material which i think will surprise some people). Carl’s bass playing was as usual very tight, while Freddy added the solar flare with his classic Johnny Thunderesque style. I think the finished result clearly shows four guys doing what they did best which is why I’m sure you’ll agree, this material is a fitting tribute to Nikki’s heritage and his love of what he did best ROCK ‘N’ ROLL....
Mark Williams, Birmingham, England, October 8th 2012.
Design Les Von Clarkoven