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The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby nic » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:43 pm

I was reading Q Magazine's interview with Noel Gallagher last night. It's rubbish, mostly, but for one interesting bit where he describes a dvd he has of The La's busking for Comic Relief in 1989 - think he mentions them playing Feelin'.

Being a chronic lurker, I've greedily devoured as much footage of the band as I could from your good selves, but I'd never even heard of this.

Has anybody else?
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Kev » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:15 pm

I bet he's got the kitchen video.
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Phil Spector » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:43 pm

Kev wrote:I bet he's got the kitchen video.


He has. I gave him it.
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Tony » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:46 pm

Noel's got loads. Including private tapes from when Lee went to visit him in the mid 90s. Lucky fucker!
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Scott » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:04 am

Tony wrote:Noel's got loads. Including private tapes from when Lee went to visit him in the mid 90s. Lucky fucker!


Whats the story there Tony, any more info?
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Fester » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:10 am

Phil Spector you big teaser you ! :D
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby chipie » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:46 pm

phil spector wrote:
Kev wrote:I bet he's got the kitchen video.


He has. I gave him it.


I bet he hasn't got the multi-angled dvd though !)
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Neil83 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:58 pm

Just goin' back to the subject. There's probably quite a few TV appearences that haven't been seen. Eric Clapton mentioned being impressed with an acoustic version of TSG with just Lee and John he saw on the telly.

"The only thing I’ve really liked is a guy called Lee Mavers, who sings with the La’s. He’s got a stance and a style that I think is tremendous. I saw them do a thing on TV with him and an acoustic guitar and the bass player with an acoustic bass, and they did that song “There She Goes,” and it was so strong."

And there's this entry on the British Library website for a program no one seems to remember.

De Vine, Magenta (speaker, female; presenter)
Performer: De Vine, Magenta (speaker, female; presenter)
Performer: Jobson, Richard (speaker, male; presenter)
Performer: Webster, Mark (speaker, male)
Performer: Gordon-Sinclair, John (speaker, male)
Performer: Collins, Bootsy (speaker, male)
Performer: Gere, Richard, 1949- (speaker, male)
Performer: Malcolm, Derek (speaker, male)
Performer: Hegley, John (speaker, male)
Performer: {The} Las (performing group)
Name as subject: Collins, Bootsy Cartwright, Jim (author). Two
Subject: Darkman (Film)
Subject: London Film Festival (1990)
Subject: {The} Las (performing group}
FIND FORMAT: V672/03

Holdings
RECORDING Copies Material Location
V672/03 1:23'23" 1 RECORDING Store

Maybe the one Clapton's referring to? Who knows? Bound to be others too.
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby James » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:48 pm

In the same mag, Chris Sharrock states he quit the La's when it became ''just him and Lee sat around in the practise room, Lee reading a book on African drumming styles''...

I've paraphrased that as I've only just bought the mag tonight and aint read it properly...
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Fester » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:10 am

First interview I've read in a long time where Noel doesn't come across as a complete knob.

That busking DVD sounds great - "by the time they play Feeling, even the tramps are up dancing".

Say what you like but he talks up the La's every chance he gets.
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Kev » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:49 am

Come on Noel upload it.
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Kev » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:50 pm

Fester wrote:Say what you like but he talks up the La's every chance he gets.



Oasis' Noel Gallagher has revealed what he believes are the 10 best bands of all time.

Writing on the official Oasis blog on the band's website, Oasisinet.com, Gallagher asserted that The Beatles were the best band to ever pick up guitars.

"In the dressing room the traditional debate has started about 'The Top 10'", he wrote after a recent gig on Oasis' North American tour. "This means the Top 10 bands of all time. No solo artists allowed. No female artists allowed. No collectives allowed (Public Enemy etc.).

"This is the 1,000th time we’ve been here with this. It never gets any less interesting for me. For the record, THE DEFINITIVE Top 10 is this.."

The star's list then reads:

1: The Beatles
2: The Rolling Stones
3: The Who
4: Sex Pistols
5: The Kinks
6: The La's
7: Pink Floyd
8: The Bee Gees
9: The Specials
10: (Peter Green's) Fleetwood Mac
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby w1lko » Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:14 pm

Kev wrote:No solo artists allowed. No female artists allowed. No collectives allowed (Public Enemy etc.).


noel's written some decent tunes, but really - what a prize twat. it makes me sad to think that a few years ago the best bands in britain were this close (squeezes fingers together) to actually launching a full on offensive against oasis that would have turned them into the stereophonics. strokes, white stripes, libs...they all admittedly (albeit quietly) that oasis sucked. i wish theyd been a bit louder. as it is, 2008 isnt really that much different from 1999. oasis still huge, oasis still making boring records, oasis still getting treated as if they are brilliant by large sections of the uk press. it's fucking tiresome.
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby rollitover » Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:36 pm

It's pathetic to knock oasis just because you don't like them as people as they clearly have written a hell of a lot of really great songs, and they are still doing so no matter what a lot people who gave up on them after morning glory say. Well deserving of there place in rock history alongside those bands in Noel's own list.
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Re: The La's @ Comic Relief 1989 (Noel Gallagher has a DVD..)

Postby Fester » Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:51 pm

Never got into the Bee Gees or Fleetwood Mac but the other 8 of Noel's Picks would be in my Top 10 as well :lol:

And for La's fans talking about no activity since the gigs 3 years ago, just to let you know that the Specials (well, 6 of them) played their first gig together in 27 YEARS last night at the Bestival in Isle of Wight!! So only 24 years left till I shake my zimmerframe to Mavers and the lads again.
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