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

The Creation Records Story

My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize

By: David Cavanagh

Paperback | 26 September 2023

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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 greatest book ever written on British independent music' - Guardian

'One of the best British music books of the last ten years' - Mojo

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. During the Britpop boom of the mid-90s, the astonishing success of Oasis brought Creation fame on the world stage. 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. Containing interviews with Creation musicians, employees, supporters and detractors, this is the inside story of Creation Records - and of British music since the 1980s.

About the Author

David Cavanagh has written for Select, Sounds, Q, Mojo and Uncut. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Goodnight and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five of John Peel Helped To Shape Modern Life. The Creation Records Story: My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize was originally published to wide critical-acclaim in 2001. He died in 2018.

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