No Doubt Tells All: The Stories Behind Their Classic Records

"Sunday Morning" (1995)

Album: Tragic Kingdom
Label: Trauma/Interscope
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Tony: “Gwen wasn’t feeling well, and I was at my parents house in Yorba Linda, and I had the guitar. She was sitting the bathroom, and I was sitting outside of the bathroom singing, kind of like serenading her. I was just like, ‘Somebody is feeling quite uh-uh-uh, uh-uh-uh, somebody is feeling quite ill,’ and that became ‘Sunday Morning.’ That’s how the song started. It’s obviously not about someone feeling ill now, Gwen made the lyrics.”

Adrian:
“That’s one of the best No Doubt songs ever, I think. That one makes me smile. I’ll leave it at that.”

Tom:
“What I remember about 'Sunday Morning' was the video. We did at Gwen’s grandparent’s house in Anaheim. It was just like a one day shoot. I love that video. The whole video was really normal for us before this weird success, but we would be at our band house, we’d rehearse in the garage for a couple of hours, and then we would go to the kitchen of the house and make spaghetti and have a big dinner and hang out. Spaghetti was cheap. That video was just trying to capture that kind of really simple, silly, sweet story of our friendship. Especially coming after ‘Don’t Speak,’ because the ‘Don’t Speak’ video was about us fighting, and who wanted to come back to that? Both of those videos were fictional, but covered different aspects of our friendship."

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