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

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

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My expectations may have been a bit on the high side, but it was interesting and informative to say the least. I have been making sparkly buttons and treasures for a decade, and hope to continue for a long time yet - it brings me so much joy! When news of the closure of Creation Records broke on November 26 1999, one person at least must have been grateful. Only last month, a video of a young boy being relentlessly swooped by a magpie – and filmed by his father – went viral.

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. The "prize" of the book's subtitle, for example, is Oasis - A highly derivative band which had huge success in the UK, but is already largely forgotten in the US. It's incredibly comprehensive, including a wealth of behind the scenes material and colorful anectdotes.

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.

The book tells the story of flamboyant company founder Alan McGee and the many great bands that recorded for the label, such as the Jesus and Mary Chain, the House of Love, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Primal Scream and Oasis. Working for magazines like Q, Select, Sound and Mojo, he has proven himself a journalist of rare insight, style and integrity and conducted a huge number of entertaining and memorable interviews.that said, this is a fascinating account of Scottish nutter Mcgee's journey from surly music nerd to super rich and famous surly music nerd.

Tension leading to an acrimonious, spectacular and pyrotechnic ONSTAGE breakup was to put the kibosh on all this; Pete Astor and Dave Morgan were to go on to form another Creation act, The Weather Prophets, which similarly flirted with success. This is a chronological account of the label's genesis-to-demise, veering off willfully on tangents to present back-stories.With the doctors concerned by the extent of his injuries, he was flown to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where he underwent surgery for two hours. Like all great music books, it makes you want to listen again to some of them - the Weather Prophets records stand up particularly well. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. Throughout, Cavanagh's wry, unsensational tone imposes much-needed perspective upon the mania that informed Creation's mission to wreak pop-art havoc upon the music establishment.

In 1999, however, McGee announced his shock departure as his label’s influence over a generation of British music came to a confusing and disappointing end. Publication dates are subject to change (although this is an extremely uncommon occurrence overall). The history of Creation Records is equal parts black comedy, tragedy, farce and urban myth - laced with orgiastic quantities of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. His right eye, which bore the brunt of the attack, was still blurry, but he said doctors believed the main concern was preventing infection.By the mid 90's McGee had a bad drug habit but he also signed the almighty Oasis, who then made Creation the hippest label ever. Out of print for many years and regarded as one of the greatest music books ever written, My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize: The Creation Records Story is the definitive account of the iconic British record label, re- published for the label's 40th anniversary. Payments made using National Book Tokens are processed by National Book Tokens Ltd, and you can read their Terms and Conditions here.

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