Judy Staring at the Sun was released in 1995 as part of the Catherine Wheel album, Happy Days.
Happy Days is the third full-length album by Catherine Wheel. Like its predecessor, Chrome, it was produced by Gil Norton, and the influences of heavy metal and hard rock are prevalent on this album; however, the band does retain some elements of the shoegazing style that dominated their previous albums, particularly on the songs Heal and Eat My Dust You Insensitive Fuck.
Judy Staring at the Sun features guest vocals by Tanya Donelly. In the single mix, Donelly performs the song’s chorus and second verse; on the album, however, her vocals appear only in the chorus, and all verses are sung by Rob Dickinson.
The single peaked at # 22 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album peaked at # five on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and was also the band’s first album to chart on The Billboard 200, peaking at # 163.