Eligible since: 2012 (The 2013 Induction Ceremony)
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|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|The La's (1990)||☆||♫||♁|
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|There She Goes (1988)||☆||♫||☊|
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One perfect pop song does not a career make.
Posted by Jeff on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 18:34pm
perhaps you're wrong to dismiss them Jeff. They've been championed by many as having 'started' Britpop
Posted by liam on Friday, 09.7.07 @ 15:02pm
Despite the fact that "The La's" album isn't nearly as influential as "Never Mind the Bollocks", I would say that it was an integral stepping stone for Britpop.
Posted by l i a m on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 14:53pm
Apparently Pearl Jam have covered Timeless Melody live, and we all know that ol' Eddie Vedder is big friends with the Hall...
Posted by Liam on Thursday, 01.31.08 @ 18:17pm
"I must move fast, else the one-album-is-not-enough army will seize me...."
Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 16:31pm
I really love that one album of theirs but it's just not enough for them to make it, I'm afraid. And unlike the Pistols who kick started a whole new era of popular music with their only album and a bunch of singles they're not as legendary and well known.
Posted by denyo on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 15:43pm
The Album is in my top 10, I do not like the way that they are recognised just for one song (been covered too much).
Posted by David on Monday, 01.19.09 @ 22:14pm
That is a timeless pop song indeed. I reserve further comment until I do some research and listen to the rest of the album.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 07.21.10 @ 16:34pm
Oh, and as for them getting into the Hall: not a chance at this point.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 07.21.10 @ 16:35pm
I've just checked out the album; not as good as the hype makes it out to be but still good; Mavers is definitely a solid pop/rock craftsman. That said, I'm going to have to say no to the Hall. Alright, AllMusic lists 13 followers, and apparently they have influenced some Britpop and modern indie bands (apparently Noel Gallagher and Pete Doherty have cited them, but I haven't yet confirmed that,) but I'm just not sure whether their influence is really that large. Let's put it this way: Someone on The Stone Roses page was leaning "no" towards them being inducted, partially on the grounds that they felt the Roses were a "stepping stone after The Smiths rather than a real force." I think that's the case here (though I disagree with that person's assesment of the Roses, but that's another matter entirely.) It's true that the Sex Pistols got in with only one album, but that album was earth-shattering, and, again, I don't think the one La's album was that. Perhaps if Mavers wasn't quite as much of a perfectionist they could've finished that second album and maybe done more. They then could've maybe made an impact, and more importantly possibly broken through Stateside (it's not like they had the "too British" problem that The Smiths and Blur suffered from.) Instead they vanished, and now just pop up occasionally to tour. Did they maybe create a classic British guitar-pop bridge between the indie underground (and the success of The Smiths) and Britpop? Maybe, though one could just as easily give The Stone Roses that title. Just not important enough for the Hall, in my opinion. Still, you might find it worthwile to check out the album, even though they've got about a 2-5% chance of being inducted in this lifetime.
Posted by Sam on Monday, 10.25.10 @ 14:13pm
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