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Monday 10 August 2015

The Sundays on a Monday

Up until fairly recently I was blissfully unaware of The Sundays
However my eyes have since been opened thanks to Scott and The Robster both of whom have featured them recently.
Harriet Wheeler and the lads released three albums in the 90's with the bloggers waxing lyrical about their 1990 debut Reading, Writing and Arithmetic  in particular.
I chanced upon their 1993 single Summertime in my local charity shop the other week and felt obliged to purchase and then subsequently feature it.
It was their biggest hit peaking at number 15 and it rings a vague bell in the far reaches of my mind suggesting that I have probably heard it before.
Pretty topical too if it ever stops raining!

The Sundays - Summertime

The Sundays - Nothing Sweet

The Sundays - Gone


  1. Any day is a good day for The Sundays.

  2. This was a wonderful single. A little different in sound to their earlier work, but a pure pop gem nonetheless.

  3. I saw what I think was their first or second ever gig. They were bottom of the bill at The Cricketers in Oval, London. The headliners were the long forgotten Jim Jiminee, with the great John Shuttleworth in between the two. Not an obvious line-up.

    Had I known the Sundays would become relatively famous I would have paid more attention. As it is all I can remember is that they had to reprogramme their drum machine for an unexpected encore, and that one song featured the lyrics "Come to my house for tea, and we can read poetry" which - combined with the twee voice she was sporting at the time - rather put me off them.

  4. If you've only just become aware of the Sundays then you must be a young thing indeed. They were featuring in Peel's Festive Fifty circa 1989/1990. In fact I do believe they got a number one slot around that time. I do envy you though, hearing them for the first time, as I recall I was completely bowled over and utterly seduced by their jingly jangly sound and sweet Harriet Wheeler's voice when I first heard them at that time. Summertime, the song you posted was a couple of years after they first hit. If others haven't already alerted you, you MUST hear Can't Be Sure and Here's Where The Story Ends. These are some of the most sublime pop songs you will EVER hear. I'll bet my life on that. Please tell me I'm not wrong!