Song of the day: The La De Das – "Morning Good Morning"

Here’s some nice laid-back post-Christmas boogie for you. It’s New Zealand’s best Australian rock band, The La De Das, with “Morning Good Morning” (1972):


Nobody, but nobody, did this stuff better in the 70’s in Australia than The La De Das.

Incidentally, and rather irritatingly, the band (or maybe their record company) changed its name quite regularly. Depending on the record sleeve and/or record label for any given release, it could be:

  • The La De Das
  • The La De Da’s
  • La De Das
  • La De Da’s

That makes me go “Grrr”, and I find it just as annoying as with The Master’s Apprentices (Masters Apprentices / The Masters Apprentices / The Masters / Masters / Master’s etc). Consistency, people, consistency!

(For the, er, record, it was “The La De Das” more often than any other spelling.)

I know that this can appear incredibly – and pointlessly – pedantic, but I just want to know how to spell a band’s name correctly, and don’t want anyone even more pedantic than me to write in about their favourite artist with a comment such as “Why did you spell it like that? Don’t you know anything about music?”.

Leaving behind the awkwardness of unhelpfully fluctuating band spellings, as a bonus here are the boys upping the tempo* with “The Place” (1973):



(*Can you “up” a tempo”? Was “up” ever a verb?)


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