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Mon, Dec. 22nd, 2008 12:00 am
Creation Advent Calendar 5: Voyager

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Mon, Dec. 22nd, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)

Re Conquistador: Mike Scott who used to be Waterboys fell in with Alan McGee in the nineties, and has written songs at him too. McGee seems to generally fuck people over.


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Mon, Dec. 22nd, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)

Oh, I wouldn't say McGee fucked me over at all. He was generally pretty honest and gave me a fair crack of the whip -- you know, seven albums! His 50/50 profit split deal was great, the royalties came in regularly. During his drugs phase he became somewhat erratic, but the people around him were focused. The only problem with Creation, really, was that they wouldn't pay studios, photographers, designers, people like that. That's why you read in the Hippopotamomus Diary that Doug Martin kept the DAT master after the session ended, saying "If it were any other company..." Creation had this reputation -- deserved -- of paying studios, designers etc only after enormous hassles, and under threat of legal action. This would have been the time My Bloody Valentine almost bankrupted them, I suppose, and they must've had a priority list of payments, with signed artists at the top (thank you!) and studios and other ancillary contractors way down at the bottom.

The bit in Conquistador is really only restating the biblical line about "what profiteth a man if he win the whole world but lose his soul"?


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