The Rhythm and the Tide: Liverpool, the La's and Ever After

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Liverpool in the 1980s. With prospects for the city's youth bleak, a scheme for unemployed musicians commenced, inadvertently shaping the future for members of Cast, Space, the Lightning Seeds and giving fresh impetus to the idea of song as a saviour for the city. Foremost of the bands to emerge from this ill-fated scheme was The La's. Inspired by a chance meeting with Captain Beefheart, Mike Badger formed the band with the enigmatic Lee Mavers. First they conquered the city, and then on the brink of hitting the big time ...

The Rhythm and the Tide: Liverpool, The La's and Ever After 2015, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool

ISBN-13: 9781781382585