The Creation Records Story: My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize

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The Creation Records Story: My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize

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Most obvious of these was the souring of Creation's always problematic relationship with its prized asset Oasis, but the book's gestation also coincided with the British music industry's slide into recession and McGee's disillusionment with what his company - and by definition he himself - had become. To enable personalised advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies.

It's incredibly comprehensive, including a wealth of behind the scenes material and colorful anectdotes. One of the earliest bands on Alan McGee's famed CREATION RECORDS imprint, the LOFT played a style of British indie guitar rock that stood out at the time. Last month, one birdlife expert warned Victoria’s magpie swooping season might be worse than usual due to the statewide mask mandate. The Creation Records Story is in equal parts black comedy, tragedy, farce and urban myth, laced with large, large helpings of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Like all great music books, it makes you want to listen again to some of them - the Weather Prophets records stand up particularly well.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

Anything that gives me more insight into the early years of the Jesus and Mary Chain is always going to get a thumbs up from me. Lovingly remastered by Nick Robbins, sound genius, this is a must for all fans of early Creation Records and the lost world of Indie music before it became a cliche. For all New Labour's self-serving attempts to claim him, Cavanagh suggests that the intuitively left-wing McGee is really a vindication of the Thatcherite era, and consequently riven with confused impulses. The great thing about Cavanagh is his objectivity something missing from the awful Hewitt/McGee book put out at the same time. It immediately attacked the right-hand side of my face, on the eye with a fair bit of force, and drew some blood.I bought these records when they were released and still listen to them today, so I’m a little biased, but frankly this is the best musical biography, of a label as opposed to a band or musician that I’ve read. This isn't a great book but it is essential for fans of Creation Records, being the only salient and exhaustive book on that subject so far produced. From Nobel Laureates Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to theatre greats Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett to rising stars Polly Stenham and Florian Zeller, Faber Drama presents the very best theatre has to offer. Where less assiduous biographers might have jumped straight for the hedonistic jugular, Cavanagh dwells on these bleak times, following McGee down to London and charting his fervent efforts to stir life into the capital's moribund music scene. Second time round and it's a much better read: McGee is still an awful awful man, and a McGee wired on coke is ten times worse, but the benefits of hindsight make you realise he was much sharper than he's given credit for in terms of understanding where the music industry was going.

So many of the bands in this book my brother and I saw, bought their records or followed them passionately through the dark nights that is England.The definitive story of the trials and tribulations, meteoric rise and eventual demise of the UK's most successful and influential record label of the 1990's. Little did he know that over the course of 20 or so odd years Creation would be a label that spawned a lot of game changers in the indie world.

While it is true they caused immense financial problems for Creation, their amazingly original Loveless album is now generally regarded as a masterpiece on par with Sgt. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Spends much of its length discussing the lesser-known (and infinitely more interesting) early years of the label (The Loft for the win!As the 80's turned into the 90's McGee was getting luckier and soon he had Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine and Ride all delivering classic albums which are still hailed today.

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