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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Faber Members get access to live and online author events and receive regular e-newsletters with book previews, promotional offers, articles and quizzes. The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. 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. 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.

Favorite song is the opener but dedicate “Blue” to my friend Blue who lost her life at 22, she would have loved this album. not quite a juicy as i might have wanted, but with its scope being as wide as 'Creation Records' and Alan Mcgee, there's too much history to cover to get too detailed. 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. With classics such as Ted Hughes's The Iron Man and award-winners including Emma Carroll's Letters from the Lighthouse, Faber Children's Books brings you the best in picture books, young reads and classics.

Their run of classic singles in the "fold 'em and put 'em in the plastic bag" era of Creation certainly kept the "production line" (ie Alan McGee, Joe Foster and whatever mates could be pulled in to the game! Only last month, a video of a young boy being relentlessly swooped by a magpie – and filmed by his father – went viral.

Fast forward to now and my other half picked me up a second hand copy and it’s drawn me in all over again, with the added bonus I can now jump onto Spotify and listen much more easily to the songs and band mentioned as I’m reading. It takes you on a long trip, starting with punk rock hitting Glasgow in 1976, leading through the many years of scuffling, Creation Records shoving out any old rough mix by The Jazz Butcher to have new product for "The Kids" to keep some turnover rolling for the business. A lesser author would have slavishly documented each and every act in writing *The* Creation Records Story. A juvenile magpie sat down in front of me, I had a one-way conversation for a few seconds and it was just looking at me,” Glindemann told Guardian Australia.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. Since then he has developed - and shaken - a spectular drug habit, suffered a nervous breakdown, become a millionaire and, famously, visited 10 Downing Street. James Glindemann, 68, said he was about to tuck into a Chinese takeaway lunch on Tuesday at an outdoor mall in Sale, about 200km east of Melbourne, when he was suddenly and viciously swooped by a magpie. It's a bit rushed in the latter stages, but it's well worth a read for anyone interested in the machinations of the music industry.

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. Forensic in its detail, vibrant in its colour, featuring a cast of trailblazers and madmen, this is a must-read for any budding music historian.But he did say another woman had subsequently contacted him to say she had also been swooped in the same area. 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. I dont care about the end of Creation when McGee is taking drugs (I just couldn't ever sympathise with him, he seems so unlikeable) and selling out to Sony. 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.

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