Nikki Sudden (July 19 1956 â€“ March 26 2006) born Adrian Nicholas Godfrey in London, was a prolific English singer-songwriter and guitarist. He co-founded the post-punk band Swell Maps with his brother Epic Soundtracks (born Kevin Paul Godfrey) while attending Solihull School in Solihull.
Following the band's break-up in 1980, he started a solo career, as well as releasing records with Dave Kusworth as The Jacobites. Kusworth had been a member of the Dogs D'Amour and led his own band, The Bounty Hunters.
Sudden's influences included bands such as T.Rex, The Rolling Stones and Johnny Thunders. He also collaborated with, among others, Mike Scott and Anthony Thistlethwaite of The Waterboys, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, members of Sonic Youth, Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones, Rowland S. Howard, Ian McLagan of The Faces and members of R.E.M.. The Jacobites' tune "Pin Your Heart" was covered on The Lemonheads' 1997 single "The Outdoor Type".
Sudden also wrote for a number of music magazines,...
Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk is a 2002 documentary filmed in the IMAX format that explores the human biology behind risk-taking — why it gives some people such a powerful physical lift, and why the human mind and body craves danger. In addition, filmmaker Marc Fafard presents an up-close look at two of the most dangerous and exciting human pastimes, parachuting and base-jumping.