Sunday, October 25, 2009

There She Goes: The La's

Here's a terrific pop tune by a Liverpool band called The La's. "There She Goes" was written by the group's guitarist, Lee Mavers, and is one of the simplest and catchiest tunes of the period. The La's first released it as a 45 in the United Kingdom in 1988, but it didn't break in America until 1991. You may recall hearing it or its cover version by The Boo Radleys in several movies and television shows. I first heard it in SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER, and have rarely been able to get it out of my head since.

The music video looks like it was shot in about two hours in some Liverpool back alleys.

And here are The La's performing "There She Goes" on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, probably in 1990 or '91.


Max Allan Collins said...

Speaking as a guy who has played in garage bands almost constantly since 1965, that is one of the coolest songs ever. I heard it in AXW MURDERER, by the Boo Radleys and it was great, but this is exquisite. Love the vintage video.

Marc Edward Heuck said...

Sadly, I think most people actually know this song from the cover version done by lapsed Christian band Sixpence None the Richer, who previously charted with their "theme" from SHE'S ALL THAT, "Kiss Me."