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The La De Das


Apart from Ray Columbus & the Invaders, the La De Das were New Zealand’s most widely used rock band of the ’60s. As big seafood in an exceedingly small fish-pond, their function doesn’t endure to scrutiny together with the era’s best American and British acts. However they do record some great garage/pop numbers within the spirit from the Moving Stones within the mid-’60s. Many of these (“How May be the Atmosphere Up There?” and “All Purpose Low”) had been big N.Z. strikes, plus they reached the very best Ten with addresses of John Mayall’s “Together with the planet” along with a edition of Bruce Channel’s “Hey Baby.” In 1968, they documented a psychedelic-tinged children’s idea LP, The Content Prince; which bears resemblance to contemporary twee. Following a failed try to split the British marketplace, the group soldiered on for a long time with pedestrian hard rock and roll that — like also the best of the early function — was extremely derivative of abroad trends.

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Full Name The La De Das
Music Songs Gonna See My Baby Tonight, How Is the Air Up There?, Morning Good Morning, All Purpose Low, Don't You Stand in My Way, All Along the Watchtower, Too Pooped to Pop, Ever Since That Night, Swallow, Little Swallow, Find Us a Way, Honky Tonkin', She Tell Me What to Do, Come and Fly With Me, Ruby for the Lady, I Put a Spell on You, On Top of the World, Temple Shuffle, To Get Enough, Covered in Gold, Winter Song, I Guess I'll Never Stop Loving You, Tales of the Nile, Pied Piper, Thank You for the Flowers, Sentimental Rose, Life Is Leaving, It's the Beginning, I'm in Love Again, Ride Your Pony, Rock Me Baby, I Take What I Want, I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
Albums Rock And Roll Sandwich, The Happy Prince, Find Us A Way, Legend, How Is the Air Up There? 1966-1967, La De Da's, La De Da's (Bonus Track Version)

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