The La’s

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The La's were an English rock band from Liverpool, originally active from 1983 until 1992. Fronted by singer, songwriter and guitarist Lee Mavers, the group are best known for their hit single "There She Goes". The band was formed by Mike Badger in 1983 and Mavers joined the next year, although for most of the group's history, the frequently changing line-up revolved around the core duo of Lee Mavers (vocals, guitar) and John Power (bass, backing vocals) along with numerous other guitarists and drummers including Paul Hemmings, John "Timmo" Timson, Peter "Cammy" Cammell, Iain Templeton, John "Boo" Byrne, Chris Sharrock, Barry Sutton and Neil Mavers.

After the departure of Badger in late 1986, the band signed to Go! Discs in 1987 and commenced recording of their debut album. Following the release of singles "Way Out" (1987), "There She Goes" (1988) and "Timeless Melody" (1990) and having aborted several recording sessions with different producers, the band released their debut album The La's in 1990 to critical acclaim and modest commercial success. John Power left The La's to form Cast and the group entered a prolonged hiatus in 1992 which lasted almost two decades. The group later reformed briefly in the mid-1990s, 2005 and 2011. However, no new recordings have been released.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1990 The La’s 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Breakloose: Lost La's 1984-1986 1
2001 Callin' All: Lost La's 1986-1987 1
2010 Callin' All 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2006 BBC In Session 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1990 There She Goes 2
1990 Timeless Melody 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Feelin’ 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
Kitchen Tape 1

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