Monday, April 27, 2009

The La's

They were one-hit wonders, but what a hit. The world can never have too many three-minute jangly pop songs about girls. Echoes of the early Hollies and The Searchers abound. Rumor has it that they're about to record their second album, nineteen years after the first.


Anonymous said...

I had that album. I was 15 or so and just getting into "alternative" music. I remember another song from that album called "Don't Go Back to Doldrum", I think.


Anonymous said...

"the world can never have too many three-minute jangly pop songs about girls."

or, arguably in this case, heroin.

- joshua

(wore this album out velveteen rabbit style, with love).

Andy Whitman said...

It's certainly about as addictive, as witnessed by the fact that I've now played that video about eight times today.

Andy Whitman said...

Twelve times. I just have to say that this may be the greatest song ever written. It's not just my opinion. It's this guy's as well: He has 22 versions of the song. He may be obsessive.

But not too much. Look, for those of us who grew up with the sound of the British Invasion '64, this is the Holy Grail, the mother lode, the main vein, the Shangri-La of the La's brief but magnificent existence. Two and a half minutes of pop perfection.

hallga77 said...


I have heard that song covered over the years and in concert with Leigh Nash singing it. I didn't think to seek out the original but now I am curious about the band & the new

Some people want to fill the world with jangly pop songs. What's wrong with that?


PS: Everybody shall be famous for 2 1/2 minutes.

Natsthename said...

Truly one of my favorite pop songs ever!

Joshua Duncan said...

This was one of the first songs I ever downloaded from iTunes. Classic.