the playlist vanishing acts
There She Goes The La’s The La’s (Go! Discs, 1988)
A classic single written by frontman Lee Mavers, who disappeared from public view after the release of the band’s self-titled debut LP. The reclusive Liverpudlian became known as “The J D Salinger of rock.”
The Colour of Spring Talk Talk (EMI, 1985)
Both with Talk Talk and solo, shy singer Mark Hollis made a series of increasingly avant-garde albums such as this one, before completely retiring from the music business with his “cult genius” status intact.
It’s A Shame About Ray The Lemonheads (Atlantic, 1992)
The Lemonheads frontman and esteemed songwriter Evan Dando still plays the odd live show, but he hasn’t made a Lemonheads album since 2009’s Varshons – and that was merely a covers record.