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The Sundays

England, my country the home of the free, such miserable weather.  So sang Harriet Wheeler, lead singer of the Sundays, in 1989 on their debut record Can't Be Sure. I used to have this on 12"  and when I played it she made the rather wistful melancholia of the lyrics sound most attractive with her dreamy delivery. I wanted to don a Barbour jacket and go for walks along empty country lanes in the pouring rain, in black-and-white, and so on.

There's a bit of a debt to The Smiths on the track, but The Sundays had a sound of their own and the records have aged rather well. Let's face it, 22 years on and the weather's still miserable.


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