The La's - Breakloose 1985-1986 LP


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Label: Viper

The mythology that has grown around The La's has made them one of the most enigmatic bands of the last few decades. The story began in a hard-hit Liverpool in 1984, when Mike Badger teamed up with local lad Lee Mavers to write and sing their way out of the rut the city was in. Over the next two years they co-wrote material inspired by their love of "roots" music such as: Bo Diddley, raw 1950s rockabilly, Captain Beefheart, and the punk bands they had both seen in local club Eric's a few years before. Early reviews called them "Surreal Rock 'n' Roll" (Melody Maker) or "Tom Waits could have dreamt up The La's 'Sweet 35'" (NME). These earliest La's recordings that now appear here on limited edition vinyl are raw and spirited, defining a unique, creative time in the band's history and firmly point the way to future success. "Had The La's been able to accommodate Badger and Mavers could world domination have been far away" – MOJO Remastered; new cover art and sleeve notes; sleeve notes include an exclusive interview with co-founder Mike Badger.

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