We've got a bit of a tradition of ironic juxtapositions to kick off NFL weekends in these parts. (If you don't mind stretching the definition of 'tradition' to mean that one time we posted a Morrissey song with a Sunday reference.) And who are we to mess with tradition on this, the first Sunday of a bright, shiny new NFL season?
Back in the early 90s, The Sundays were a staple of college radio and MTV's 120 Minutes. Lead singer Harriet Wheeler combined ethereal vocals and a lilting British accent with the kind of alternative rock girl vulnerable beauty that slayed the 20 year-old me, and makes 44 year-old me remember her wistfully.
Their only real U.S. hit, 'Here's Where the Story Ends' is posted below. It ain't gonna fire up a locker room, but it'll take some of us back to a time and place, and isn't a bad way to spend a lazy weekend morning.
(If you've got a few days to kill, check out that 120 Minutes link - it's a near-definitive archive of one of the more important shows in the history of alternative rock.)
The Sundays also did a pretty terrific cover of the Stones' 'Wild Horses', featured in the 1996 Mark Wahlberg vehicle, Fear. Harriet's just a little mesmerizing in this video.
And finally, foooootttttttbaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwlllllllllll!!!