Band: The La's.
Personnel: Lee Mavers, vocals, guitar; John Power, bass; Neil Mavers, drums; Cammy, guitar.
History: First the name: It's not what follows do-re-mi-fa-so , but the Liverpudlian vernacular for lads . That's just what the band is--four la's from the streets of Liverpool. Lee Mavers and Power hooked up in 1986, and after recruiting two other musicians, they recorded just three singles in three years, fueling word-of-mouth acclaim in the British underground. In 1989 Lee's brother Neil and guitarist Cammy came on to make the current lineup. Steve Lillywhite, who'd worked with U2, XTC and many others, produced the debut album, "The La's," released last year in England by independent Go! Discs and in the United States this spring on London Records.