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2.0 out of 5 stars No mention of Primal Scream...? Huh?, 21 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label (Hardcover)
Bit of a strange one this. I was hugely looking forward to this book, I'm a big fan of Creation Records - even in their early days when they were named Cherry Records.
However..... plenty of errors/ommissions :

No mention of Primal Scream? It's as if they've been whitewashed from Creation's history!
FOUR chapters on 18 Wheeler? Come on. They were a decent band, but not that great.
My Bloody Valentine's frontman is Kevin Shields, NOT Calvin Shears.
No mention too of Level 42, who released 2 albums on the label before going to the majors.
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Initial post: 24 Nov 2013 22:41:21 GMT
MAC says:
Are you kidding me, Level 42 on Creation, I doubt it very much. They were Polydor from the first album.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2013 23:15:06 GMT
They had a split single with Whiteout, then 2 albums produced by Ed Buller....

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 13:39:41 GMT
MAC says:
OK, if you say so. I thought creation started in 1983, L42 predate this.

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 17:51:34 GMT
Marfisto says:
Yeah no mention either of McGee's hatrick for Rangers in the Scottish Cup, how he co-wrote trainspotting withe Irvine Welsh or being at the first Can show in Cologne. Nor does he say anything about his Summer of 1974 at the first Suicide practices in a loft in New York City or hanging out in the studio when Captain Beefheart started up his first band and told him, "Don't do it that way. You'll never make a dime."

By the way I love the holocaust section in that Level 42 split single. Nice!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 19:38:53 GMT
Yeah, it's missing a lot. Oh, and there's also NOTHING about his alleged hand in the death of that fella what drowned in Michael Barrymore's swimming pool.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 19:43:26 GMT
Creation actually started in 77 with the release of the first Curiosity Killed The Cat ep (pre-Ben Volpierre Pierrot)

Posted on 29 Nov 2013 08:46:10 GMT
PJ Sturdee says:
Thanks - was going to get this for Xmas, sorry ask for it for Xmas, but don't think I'll bother. No mention of the Scream? Is that not Bobby on the front cover though?

Calvin Shears - legend

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2013 12:51:02 GMT
I was duped into thinking that was Bobby on the cover.. turns out it's Irish rocker and temporary Sharon Osbourne fave Tabby Callaghan from the early X Factor series... :(

Posted on 1 Dec 2013 17:20:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Dec 2013 17:20:44 GMT
George Baker says:
What an odd review. Why would you bother making up this crap?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2013 21:07:53 GMT
George, George, George... calm down, please. Your wife is worried, I'M worried, we're ALL WORRIED about your stress levels lately.
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