Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The La's Revisited

British group The La's is one of rock history's more enigmatic tales. After bursting into fame with the album "The La's", led by the single "There she goes" in 1990, they disappeared even more suddenly. Apparently, this was down to band leader Lee Mavers whose notorious perfectionism so far has forbidden him to release a successor to their masterpiece.

A few live performances in recent years has sparked the hope for new material from this band that very well could be described as the godfathers of 90's brit-pop (Noel Gallagher has expressed his adorance of the group on several occasions).

You can have a short introduction to this stunning band and their album listening to this BBC-feature, narrated by a dude with a thick Irish accent.

Also, check out this appearance from a 1990 tv show. You should be able to get the names of the two songs by spotting the subtle signs in the beginning of each.


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Hector Savage said...

and drugs... those didn't help either.