Song of the Day #3,175: ‘There She Goes’ – The La’s

Now this is more my style.

Liverpool-based The La’s released their first and last album in 1990. The self-titled record is one of those you hear described as the best album you’ve never heard of.

The dozen jangle pop songs on The La’s sound like they could have been released three decades earlier, when another group of spunky Liverpudlians were about to take over the world.

The studio sessions were difficult, with bandleader Lee Mavers clashing with producer Steve Lillywhite. The band ultimately stopped recording altogether, leaving Lillywhite to piece together an album from the pieces at hand. What he delivered turned into a big critical hit, even as the band disowned the album.

A “deluxe edition” of the album was released in 2008, containing the original disc as well as alternate versions of the songs recorded with another producer.

Interestingly, Steve Lillywhite was involved in a similar situation with the Dave Matthews Band a decade later, only in that case he was responsible for the unofficial version of the album (dubbed The Lillywhite Sessions) that eventually became the inferior Busted Stuff.

There she goes
There she goes again
Racing thru’ my brain
And I just can’t contain
This feelin’ that remains

There she blows
There she blows again
(There she blows again)
Pulsing thru’ my vein
And I just can’t contain
This feelin’ that remains

There she goes, there she goes again
She calls my name, pulls my train
No-one else could heal my pain
And I just can’t contain
This feelin’ that remains

There she goes
There she goes again
Chasing down my lane
And I just can’t contain
This feelin’ that remains

There she goes
There she goes again
There she goes
There she goes again
There she goes
There she goes again

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,175: ‘There She Goes’ – The La’s

  1. Dana says:

    I recall this song well, perhaps from radio play, but also from various movie soundtracks.

    By the way, in checking Wikipedia, I learned two interesting things. First, the song was released in 1988 without success, then released again in 1990 as produced by Lillywhite and became a hit. Second, there are also two official videos for the song. The one you included was shot with a handheld camera in Liverpool. The second was filmed in LA and includes footage of a girl.

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