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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Gav » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:53 pm

Is Mavers the most famous Everton supporter (which isn't saying much as he's not exactly a household name)?

I know McCartney sort of claims he is, but he clearly isn't.

The La's could get a few extra royalty cheques this season
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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Kev » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:58 pm

It's Tony Bellew now.
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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Kev » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:06 pm

https://twitter.com/NevilleSouthall/sta ... 9981434880

Neville Southall
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As Lee Mavers was never happy with the released version what’s the best version of There She Goes by The LA’s you heard? @_The_Las
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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Tony » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:12 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/ ... nest-songs

It’s Gonna Be Alright (1965)

Furiously thrummed acoustic guitars are again suggestive of the sea, and it’s a sound that looks forward to the La’s and, another decade on, the Coral. The minor chords and simplistic but the positive lyrics (“Now you’re here to stay, you’ll always hear me say it’s gonna be alright”) have a breeze-blown air of troubled innocence.
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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Tony » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:14 am

Random articles on the album

https://www.stereogum.com/2100739/the-l ... ing-board/

“There She Goes,” the composition rather than the recording, expanded the reach and lifespan of the La’s — and presumably helped Mavers make a living over the years. It’s been covered a ton, most notably by Christian-leaning light-rock outfit Sixpence None The Richer, who made it a worldwide hit — a modest hit, sure, but with far more reach than the La’s themselves ever found. In perhaps the ultimate indignity, the Sixpence version soundtracked a wide-reaching commercial for a birth control pill, Mavers’ lyrics drowned out by claims of “clinically proven effectiveness.” Mavers, uncharacteristically quiet on the issue, hasn’t had anything bad to say about Sixpence’s version. Maybe he thinks they nailed it, but that seems unlikely.


https://guitar.com/review/album/the-gen ... s-the-las/
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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Marbled » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:58 pm

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210315-the-mystery-of-lost-rock-genius-lee-mavers

The mystery of 'lost' rock genius Lee Mavers

Just over 30 years ago, band The La's released their sole LP – a masterpiece that shaped guitar music. But its brilliant frontman has been elusive ever since, writes Shaun Curran.......

Nothing new, but always nice to see these type of pieces, in the hope someone with influence can change Lee's mind to get some new music out.
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recent BBC coverage

Postby da capo » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:56 pm

Just saw this and was checking to see if someone posted it. Pretty good standard potted history of the La's with the addition that now Lee has progressed from complains about missing 60's dust to actually collecting it to dust instruments with :)
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