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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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.

Buttons are cool machine washable, but please bear in mind that they will be breakable when dropped.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, republished for the label’s 40th anniversary. The fact that so many great bands were on one label is remarkable, and this is its story, in exhaustive detail. My expectations may have been a bit on the high side, but it was interesting and informative to say the least. I found it a great read, detailed about the bands relationships with the label and how the office politics changed at Creation (more interesting than that sounds - honest). 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.

Alan McGee cuts a rather puerile and pathetic figure by comparison, a Thatcherite narcissist driven by resentment and "ambition", like the unlovable Jesus and Mary Chain who he spent much of the early 1980s trying to start his "revolution" with.There can be few more complete guides to the subject, and it helps that the book is unpretentious and superbly written with a delicious sense of humour and eye for the absurd. 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. The pre-loved books are carefully cleaned and maintained offering a wide variety of general and specialist titles from children's to adults.

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