The Sundays Can't be Sure

'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 single Can't Be Sure. Harriet made the rather wistful melancholia of the lyrics sound most attractive with her dreamy delivery. It fair makes me want to don a Barbour jacket and go for a walk along an empty country lane in the pouring rain, in black-and-white, and whatnot.

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One can detect the influence of the 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, the weather in England is always going to be miserable.


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