BOO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

All you who thought 'Wake Up Boo!' was that perfect early morning call think again. Their old boss calls it an "atrocity exhibition"...

ALAN McGEE has launched a stinging attack on ex-CREATION RECORDS band THE BOO RADLEYS, declaring their most commercially successful single ‘WAKE UP BOO!’ an “atrocity exhibition”.

McGee has written a review of David Cavanagh’s book on the history of Creation Records, ‘My Magpie Eyes Are Hungry For The Prize’ on the Poptones website [url=]www.poptones.co.uk.

In it McGee declares Cavanagh’s work “unquestionably the dullest book I have ever read”, “tedious” and “humourless”, before claiming it captures “none of the spirit” of Creation Records.

However, his most venomous attack is saved for ex-Boo Radleys guitarist and songwriter Martin Carr. Apparently unhappy at their musical output following the most successful album of their career, ‘Wake Up!’, he writes: “For the record, Martin, I would have dropped you in 1995 after the atrocity exhibition that was ‘Wake Up Boo!’ but for (Creation co-founder) Dick Green’s infatuation with you. Creation was never about touring the US in Bon Jovi’s tour bus… for me Creation was touring Germany and Holland with the Mary Chain in a transit van.”

Elsewhere in the review McGee accuses the Boo Radleys of costing Creation “about a million pounds”, before saying “you were never a part of it. For me you never proved it. Sorry, mate.”

NME.COM contacted a representative for Martin Carr for comment, but none was immediately forthcoming.