The Sundays are by far one of my most favorite bands. The first cassette tape I bought was the soundtrack to Stand By Me. I got it at a dark and musty shop in DIT1 (or DIT2?) in Dakha, Bangladesh. The first cassette tape I bought in the US was The Sundays’ album Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. I bought it at Quimper Sound in Port Townsend, when the store use to be on the main street. I remember it vividly. Oh how many times I have listened to that tape.
I have been wanting to cover a song of theirs for a while. I confess, a road block has been my concern that I cannot do Harriet Wheeler’s voice justice. I cannot. I decided that since I am singing in an American accent, our voices are not comparable. Which brings me to another point. Is it possible to sing along with their records and *not* sing in a British accent?