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Who Were The La’s?

The La’s were a Liverpool four piece that existed, in one form or another, from approximatley 1983-1992. The band operated on a ‘revolving door’ approach to membership, with the only constant members being the mad and mighty Lee Mavers (vocals, guitar) and the frighteningly talented John Power (bass).

The La’s only released one self-titled album, and while There She Goes became an instant classic, further progress was scuppered by Maver’s notoriously obsessive perfectionism - once he made them ditch an entire recording session because ‘the earth’s magnetic poles had shifted over the weekend and interfered with the tapes’. Frustrated with their lack of progress, Power left the band to form Cast, and though The La’s have reunited sporadically since, new material has never been released.

Why Should You Listen to The La’s?

“There’s only one boy in this country who scares me and that’s Lee Mavers. He frightens the life out of me.” - Noel Gallagher

“My opinion of Lee Mavers ? Well obviously I think he was pretty fantastic, the La’s album is still great. Lee and I played together for a few days in ‘94 or '95. He came over to my place and we jammed on some La’s stuff and some Stones and old R 'n B (real R n B, Bo Diddley) and improvised a bit. I like “Calling All” and “Liberty Ship’…"Looking Glass” - Johnny Marr

The Album

The Singles

The B-Sides

The Unreleased Tracks

The Bootlegs

The Gigs

The Interviews

* = essential listening