Creation Records

Alias Kid, Banging Their Own Drum

Jason Holmes | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

These are men of the north country, a happy band of brothers who have staked their future on one roll of the dice. Or so it would seem were it not for the man who has stepped in to back the musical endeavours of Manchester-based band, Alias Kid. 

Chris Grant: Making Room at the Top of a Music Industry In Flux

Jason Holmes | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

'I'd worked for 10 to 15 years to hone my writing before I stumbled across Alan McGee,' he says of his recent signing to 359 Music. 'Alan told me I was good, so I worked harder to get better.' 

Pete MacLeod and the 359 Music Manifesto

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

London also overflows with those who are damned by their own cultural impoverishment. People of taste, therefore, wait for the upturn, and only the likes of Creation Records and 359-founder McGee - that is, those who stand firm in a sea of philistines - can lead the way.

My Return to the Music Industry With My New Label 359 Music

Alan McGee | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alan McGee

It's actually been great fun so far. You can run a record company from Wales by a Blackberry and a MacBook as technology has made where you are based irrelevant - well as long as you have the right partner and Cherry Red are a brilliant one.

Gun Club Cemetery-Alan McGee Returns to the Music Business

Jason Holmes | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Alan McGee the man who gave us Oasis, Primal Scream and The Jesus and Mary Chain on Creation Records, has returned to the musical fold, which - for anyone even remotely interested in British music - is a welcome development.

The Sex Pistols: Never Mind The B*******, Re-released After 35 Years

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Steve raises his voice, a bit of the old punk rage perhaps asserting itself again after all these years. "You had to work to go and see a band back in '77, had to get off your arse and go to a gig, and then go to a record store to purchase the product. There was a lot more work involved. Now it's just mindless consumption."

Reflections on a Rough Childhood in Glasgow

Alan McGee | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alan McGee

In truth, I grew up in a violent household, just like most Glaswegian households of that era - no more or less really than any other from that time. I ended up getting 16 stitches in the back of my head after a bit of parenting from my dad when I was 15 for being cheeky. My mum and gran used to smash me about as well, it was just a different time then in the 60s and 70s.

In Favour of Drugs

Alan McGee | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK
Alan McGee

With all the recent talk by Sir Richard Branson about decriminalising drugs, it made me think about the three big moments in my life which changed me, or even (if you like) opened my third eye. What people ingest is up to them, but for me it gave me access to creative worlds whilst running Creation that I would never have got to without the helping hand of the gods.

Phone Hacking Exclusive: Police Investigate If Alan McGee Was Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Alan McGee, the founder of Creation Records, has been told he could have had his phone hacked by News of the World. He was informed in a letter tha...

Toothy In The Sky With Diamonds - Lennon’s Rotten Tooth Goes Under The Hammer

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A rotten tooth, said to belong to John Lennon, is going up for auction on Saturday. The cavity-ridden, discoloured molar is expected to raise £10,000...

Jimmy Savile, Reflections on Creation and the Fight for Hay-On-Wye's Future

Alan McGee | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK
Alan McGee

I'd like to pay my respects and say R.I.P to Sir Jimmy Savile, who died on Saturday. I met him only once, weirdly, it was at a dinner at Chequers in October 1999. I was first to arrive that evening (sad but true) and I was standing talking to Tony Blair, who was rocking his Gap casuals. Anyway, who is the next guest to arrive, but Jimmy Savile. At that point I thought life is definitely getting surreal. Rock 'n' roll to the end, he spent the entire night trying with persistence to chat up my wife, Kate. He was a rock 'n' roller even in his 70s, a bit like my Dad. Actually, my Dad just does the rock 'n' roll, not the charity work.

I Never Believed in Indie or Ever Claimed That I Did

Alan McGee | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Alan McGee

My world today exists in Treadwells, not Hoxton Bar and Grill, and I would rather buy Liber Null than a CD. I apologise, actually I don't, but I never really believed in ''Indie'' or claimed that I did. I believed in The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, not the Rough Trade shop and Crass.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Alan McGee | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK
Alan McGee

The bad side (of the internet) are the freaks. But you know even then they make me laugh with the advent of the keyboard gladiators. I have encountered all types through the online world, but there is one which even by my own weird adventures was the biggest freak I have ever met yet.

Alan McGee: The Midflight Musings of a Music Svengali

Alan McGee | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Alan McGee

I am currently onboard a plane on my way to Australia flying from Tokyo and can't sleep so I'm doing this blog.