The La's mentions in media thread

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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Tony » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:54 pm

Fester wrote:Almost inevitable that the LP would make it on to this list.

Surprised at BBC error re release date all the same ...

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201908 ... own-albums




Thanks, but what the fuck?

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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Fester » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:21 pm

Here's the La's bit Tony - its a list of Top LPs that were disowned by the bands that released them -


The La’s – The La’s (1990)
Liverpool’s The La’s had one enormous single in the 1990s – the chiming, wistful There She Goes, a song that graced soundtracks from The Parent Trap to So I Married An Axe Murderer (despite the fact the song might be about heroin addiction as much as unrequited love).

The song was originally released in 1998, but found its biggest audience when re-released as part of the band’s debut – and so far, only – album. It was an album only released after the band’s frustrated label could take no more; the band’s eccentric mainman Lee Mavers had worked with no less than 12 producers to try and bring his songs to life.

A finished album finally appeared thanks to Steve Lillywhite, but Mavers took little time in disowning the album completely, even as the band were promoting it. Fellow producer Mike Hedges, who had worked on the earliest demos with the group, told The Guardian in 2008: "I think [Mavers] got so stuck on what they should sound like that he didn't know what they should sound like.”
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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Fester » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:22 pm

And here's a link to the article quoting Mike Hedges


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/ ... opandrock1






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Re: The La's mentions in media thread

Postby Tony » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:55 pm

Cheers :)

I remember that Guardian article, it's a telling one...
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