The La's

1985–1986: Breakloose [2020 Remaster]

  • The La's - 1985–1986: Breakloose [2020 Remaster]
2nd October 2020 / LP / Viper

The La's

1985–1986: Breakloose [2020 Remaster]


Turning the clock all way back to the beginning for one of the most mercurial bands ever.

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.

1. Breakloose
2. My Girl Sits Like A Reindeer
3. Sweet 35
4. Open Your Heart
5. Trees and Plants
6. Red Deer Stalk
7. Painting
8. Get Down Over
9. What Do You Do?
10. Money in Your Talk
11. Space Rocketry
12. Dovecot Dub
13. You Blue
14. Moonlight

Format /LP
Released /2nd October 2020
Catalogue / VIPERLP140
Barcode / 9780956509789
Artist / The La's
Label /Viper
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