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Did Mavers get addicted to heroin?
And with both of Jon Powers' bands, this has been the case.
The rumour was he was addicted - everyone says "There She Goes" is about it etc. The problem was he ran out of ideas - their album is pretty good but it isnt some kind of masterpiece. By all accounts he has a lot of songs but is either a) a perfectionist or b) totally unconfident about how good they are.
A few years ago I was doing some temping work at a bank and I had to send a letter to "L. Mavers" - so I made sure I wrote something about the La's with the letter.
he was frustrated about not being able to transfer the way the band sounded in his head onto record? Used to insist on using old studio equipment with "genuine 1960s dust" in it, disowned their album because of the production etc. Given that some of the songs that ended up on Cast's debut album - Alright & Sandstorm to name but 2 - were originally written by John Power for the second La's LP, it's not certain they had much left in the locker anyway. And as Portoman says, that debut album is good but it's not a classic.
That said, There She Goes...I think if I wrote a song as good as that I'd retire as well.
that band was the biggest fart in a teacup ever