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The La's

Discussion in 'SMB' started by heston, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. heston

    heston Striker

    Debut was better than the Stone Roses' imo. Never got higher than number 30 though, criminal.
  2. errant

    errant Striker

    Ultimate one hit wonders?
  3. GK

    GK Striker Contributor

    What a waste of a good apostrophe
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  4. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    There she goes again.

    That’s it.
  5. heston

    heston Striker

    The ultimate one hit wonder will be the act who had a number one and no other chart entries. I think there have been a few. The La's had a few other top 75 hits.

    People would be calling them The "Lass" as in Las Vegas without it. Bad enough some people called them The L.A's
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2018
  6. GK

    GK Striker Contributor

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  7. errant

    errant Striker

    Whigfield has gone right up in my estimations of recording artists careers...
  8. jubblies

    jubblies Striker

  9. ErichZann

    ErichZann Striker

    It's a shame Lee Mavers never reached his full potential.
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  10. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Mostly his own fault. Too much of a perfectionist and a bit obsessed with his own "legend".

    Michael Head's a way better songwriter anyway and the number 1 Scouser who should be massive...
  11. Safc88

    Safc88 Winger

    Fantastic album
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  12. 10 Gary Rowells

    10 Gary Rowells Striker

    Totally agree.

    Both had problems with H which has held them back.
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  13. offmenut

    offmenut Striker

    One of the most ludicrous things I’ve ever read
  14. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Very true, sadly.
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  15. cluffy

    cluffy Striker

    Aye. Try as they might they just couldn't come up with the banger that would draw a line over his Steps career and redefine him
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  16. Longy

    Longy Striker

    Seen him in what’s now Joseph’s about 10 years ago. Great gig

    Seen him at the Cluny in July :cool:

    Read a book about him & they interviewed the band the Crescent. They reckon his unreleased songs are unbelievable. It pisses me off that they’re there but are unlikely to ever be released. He wouldn’t have released the La’s if he had his way.
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  17. EcosseMackem

    EcosseMackem Winger

    Great band and great album but 5-10 years too late in my opinion - they always sounded a bit dated to me
    If a band like that had emerged during the Cope/McCulloch era they would be having dedicated La's nights on BBC4 now
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  18. ErichZann

    ErichZann Striker

    He's better I agree....Noel Gallagher made me aware of him.

    It was about 5 years ago wasn't it....?
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  19. Longy

    Longy Striker

    Possibly. I’m just thinking I’ve been in
    Just looked. July ‘11, so a bit in the middle of both of us :lol:
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  20. ErichZann

    ErichZann Striker

    Isn't time strange

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