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F**king Pop Classics: Alan McGee's Favourite Albums
Alex Niven , July 7th, 2014 10:06

The former Creation Records, now 359 Music man charts his musical history from child of glam to record label boss with Alex Niven


Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden
This guy called Dave Bates, the manager of House Of Love, told me about this band called Talk Talk about '87/'88, and he told me to get into this record and I thought it was fucking phenomenal. They'd made a few records in the early eighties and they were kind of like New Romantics, and I had them down as a pop group, I never had them down as a serious band. But then I heard Spirit Of Eden and it blew me away. It shows you the difference in music now, that they existed on a major record label for years making interesting records and didn't get dropped. That just doesn't happen any more. Now that system just doesn't exist - a label supporting an artist just because they're good!