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

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Apart from the shock of it all, I just thought, yes, it had struck me in the face, but I didn’t think it had done any damage.

Cavanagh explores how those early punk experiments in DIY music production (early Postcard, but the author includes several other labels) ultimately fell victim to the punk ethic itself, and then (in 1983) the unholy alliance of Geoff Travis, Mike Alway and Warners' Rob Dickens. Coupled with the phenomenal success of Oasis, McGee's 1994 nervous breakdown is presented as the catalyst for Creation adopting more conventional business practices, thereby losing the anarchic energy on which its aesthetic had thrived, and setting in motion a series of events that resulted in its eventual demise.These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. The Creation Records Story: My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize was origi- nally published to wide critical-acclaim in 2001. The indie music scene involved a production and distribution model that was, at its most ambitious in the case of Rough Trade, autonomous from the major corporate record companies. Last year a Sydney council was forced to defend its decision to shoot a swooping magpie, which it said was “not taken lightly”.

He threatened to beat up the concierge in his hotel when the plastic door-key to his room didn't work (until he realised he was on the wrong floor). com, the Sell on Etsy app, and the Etsy app, as well as the electricity that powers Etsy’s global offices and employees working remotely from home in the US. The title was inspired by a book about Creation records 'my Magpie Eyes are hungry for the prize' which in turn was taken from 'Up the Hill Down The Slope' by The Loft.Neither is the book sensationalist - whatever that appallingly designed cover might suggest - the heavy cocaine use being documented rather than drooled over, with Oasis appearing only two-thirds in. Their 60s and post-punk influences led to some great guitar-based British indie pop, predating the C86 movement by a couple years. 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 "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.

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. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. busy as The Loft provided some of the first really major sellers on the label -with radio sessions, ‘proper’ tours and all that palaver going on, it looked certain that The Loft would be Creation's first "Breaking" act to hit the mainstream.

It is a long long book and the obsessive details about the Jesus and Mary Chain, Ride, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine might be a bit much for some. 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. Founded by Alan McGee in 1983, Creation Records achieved notoriety as the home of Primal Scream, the Jesus and Mary Chain and other anti-Establishment acts. Cavanagh’s book remains the definitive statement on British independent music in the late 20th century. 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.

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! Containing interviews with Creation musicians, employees, supporters and detractors, this is the inside story of Creation Records – and of British music since the 1980s.Turning off the personalised advertising setting won’t stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make the ads you see less relevant or more repetitive. 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. Publication dates are subject to change (although this is an extremely uncommon occurrence overall). Favorite song is the opener but dedicate “Blue” to my friend Blue who lost her life at 22, she would have loved this album.

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