Sunday, February 24, 2008

The La's: Timeless Melody

Lee Mavers, the lead singer and songwriter with the La's, is one of the lost talents of British pop. With his band, which released its first single in 1987, he invented Britpop years before anyone else had got there. Mavers even looked like the bastard love child of Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher.

The band's only LP appeared in 1990. Mavers has rarely been sighted since and a couple of come back attempts have been stillborn. He is variously rumoured to be a helpless drug victim or an eccentric working on a wonderful second album that will one day appear and astonish us all. You can read more about the band on La'zarus.

John Power, the bass player with the La's, must have tired of waiting for Mavers. He formed Cast and enjoyed some success in the 1990s.

Everyone knows "There She Goes", so this week's video is a live perfomance of another song from the album.

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