were a short-lived Power Pop
group from Liverpool, England, known for their Retraux
sound that was inspired by groups like The Kinks
, and their hit single "There She Goes". They released a critically-acclaimed Self-Titled Album
in 1990, but because of conflicts between the band and lead singer Lee Mavers' extreme perfectionism, they disowned the final result and broke up shortly after the album's release. Every other release they've done since has been compilation albums and live material. Today, The La's are labeled as a major influence in Brit Pop
, and many bands such as Oasis
and Travis have labeled them as an influence.
The backing vocalist of the group, John Power, later went on to form fellow Britpop band Cast.
The La's discography
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