Ongoing History of New Music Daily: Creation Records, the movie

One of the most interesting guys to ever own a record label has to be Alan McGee, the enthusiastic drug-taker head of Creation Records, the British indie label that brought us groups like Oasis, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub, and so many others.

But he also had a number of interesting failures.  For example, he once released a single by three girls whose claim to fame was working at the checkout of a record store in London. They’ve been condemned to obscurity, I’m afraid.

If you’re a fan of this particular chapter of British indie rock, there’s a biopic coming next month centered around McGee called Creation Stories. McGee’s part will be played by Ewan Bremner, who you might remember played Spud in the Trainspotting movies.

Check out Tuesday’s post on the picture disc.  And don’t forget to check out my podcast The Ongoing History of New Music where you listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogleStitcher, or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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