“It was beginning to feel to me that Creation could do something”
Indie music legend, Alan McGee, takes the reader through his drug-fuelled, music-filled life as the creator of a home to Primal Scream, The Libertines and the Jesus and Mary Chain. “Creation Records: Riots, Raves and Running a Label” is fuelled with profanities and proclamations, and offers anecdotes from McGee’s life, from touring with violent bands to joining the Labour party. Alan McGee started from scratch in the late 1970s, with one or two bands signed to Creation, to signing Oasis, The Libertines and Primal Scream, icons to indie fans and great sources of inspiration to upcoming musicians. Offering an insight into music and the reckless attitudes of the 1980s and early 1990s, this account tells ‘the story of indie’ through the eyes of a drug-fuelled as well as a clean, sober McGee.
I think this book would be suitable for teenagers, especially those interested in music or a future in indie music. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it was an insight into the life of a successful man in the music business, as well as finding out more about bands I love and admire.
Written by Corrine McCafferty.