Monday, 19 January 2009
It is hard to believe from some of his latest scribblings in the Guardian, eg " Why Freddie Mercury Is A Punk Rock Icon", that Alan McGee was once relevant in the music industry and had a knack of signing interesting and exciting bands, no I am not referring to Oasis but rather the Pastels, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub and My Bloody Valentine to name but a few. If interested in the Creation story you should invest in the rather excellent My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize.
The second single I ever bought on Creation records was What's Happening by Jasmine Minks. Clocking in at 1:50 seconds, it's all thrashy guitars and shouty vocals just what you need on a Monday to chase away the blues.
It really is a pity that McGee turned into such a twat. If any more evidence were needed here is a quote from 2007 - "Bloody nonsense. My Bloody Valentine were my comedy band. Ride were different - they were a rock band, really, a fantastic rock band - but My Bloody Valentine were a joke, my way of seeing how far I could push hype."
Jasmine Minks - What's Happening