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A conversation with Alan McGee

The Creation Records’ boss on his greatest hits from Oasis and My Bloody Valentine to Primal Scream and the Jesus & Mary Chain at Banter next month

Alan McGee: the Creation creator

Wed, Oct 23, 2013, 09:27


Alex Ferguson isn’t the only fiery Scotsman with a tell-all book to talk about this weather. Nor, indeed, is Morrissey the only colourful music legend with a new autobiography for fans to pour over.

Alan McGee, the man who co-founded the formidable and peerless Creation Records’ label, publishes his autobiography “Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label” next month and he’s coming to Banter to talk about it.

The book is the story of the man with many strings to his bow, from managing the Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation, the label which introduced the world to My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Ride, Primal Scream, Oasis and a ton of other bands. Meanwhile, McGee himself became one of the figureheads of Britpop, hung out at 10 Downing Street, started managing the Libertines and, most recently, returned to the record business with new label 359 Music.

Banter’s conversation with Alan McGee takes place at the Twisted Peper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1) on Tuesday November 12. Doors open at 6pm, the conversation gets underway at 6.30pm, admission is free, but you need to sign-up to the invite list here.

Alan McGee’s “Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label” is published by Sidgwick & Jackson on November 7.