Creation Stories is Nick Moran’s frenetic and slightly fanciful exploration into the life and times of notorious music producer and Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee, the man at the center of the Brit Pop sound that was part of the overall cultural renaissance known as Cool Britannia during the latter part of the 20th century. The film takes a spin at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday June 16. Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, which have limited the number of in-theater live premieres at the annual multimedia event, Creation Stories will be part of Tribeca Online Premieres, with viewers logging in from around the world.
Picture this: legendary Creation Records boss Alan McGee is at your rehearsal space comparing you to early Oasis, and signs you on the spot. “That’s going to look really good at the top of the NME,” The Clockworks’ Sean Connelly laughs on Zoom from the band’s London home. Namechecking McGee...
There’s nothing more entertaining than a rock ‘n’ roll biopic, whether cribbed from the pages of greatly exaggerated memoirs or an autobiography that reveals what really went on when the curtain came down. Creation Stories – co-written by Irvine Welsh and with Danny Boyle as a producer – is the...
“Bottom line, it was fun,” says self-declared Glaswegian ginger bastard Alan McGee (Ewen Bremner). Poolside in LA, the music executive reflects on his label, Creation Records, which ran from 1983 to 1999 and produced acts including the Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and Oasis. Suki Waterhouse plays a journalist profiling McGee, a framing device that should, in theory, allow the film to rollick through his formative moments and skip over any boring bits.
Alan McGee, the music label founder who signed Oasis and surfed the crest of the Britpop and acid house scenes, thinks Tony Blair will already have received a message assuring him there are no hard feelings. “He’s probably been told by a friend of mine the things I say in the film are not what I really think,” McGee says from lockdown in Wales. “I will certainly tell him when I bump into him, because that rant my character does about Blair, that is all Irvine Welsh, not me. Irvine hates Blair, but I still quite like him.”
“I’m talentless. But I make things happen.” That’s record label supremo Alan McGee speaking. It’s not remotely true: his taste is his talent. In the 80s and 90s, McGee put out records by the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub. Now comes a biopic: a lairy, likable film directed by Lock Stock actor Nick Moran.
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HE discovered some of the country’s biggest bands, swigged champagne with Tony Blair and called Coldplay “bedwetters”. So it is no surprise that this Alan McGee biopic is a high-tempo mix of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. It is a surprise, however, that all those elements come across as...
Creation Records boss Alan McGee is played by Ewan Bremner in new biopic Creation Stories, but another Ewan was originally lined up for the role. As McGee revealed in a new interview with NME, Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor was originally touted for the role, before McGee vetoed the suggestion.
THE Glasgow man behind some of the biggest pop acts of the nineties has told how Tony Blair introduced him to Jimmy Savile and others at a dinner. Alan McGee, 60, discovered and signed Oasis after they made their Scottish debut in King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in 1993. They...
Alan McGee has said he thinks Liam Gallagher could sell out Knebworth on his own, 25 years after Oasis’ massive concerts at the venue. The Manchester band performed to 250,000 fans over two nights at the Hertfordshire venue in August 1996. McGee – who signed Oasis to his label Creation...
Alan Mcgee has backed Liam Gallagher to sell out Knebworth on his own because he’s "almost as big as Oasis" now. So far, Liam’s pleas to estranged brother Noel to make up and get the 'Supersonic' band back together have fallen on deaf ears, so the rock ‘n’ roll star has vowed to recreate Oasis’ legendary two concerts at the venue in 1996, at which they played to 125,000 fans each night, on his own.
The forthcoming Alan McGee biopic starring Ewan Bremner has landed a UK release date at last. Creation Stories will premiere at the virtual edition of the Glasgow Film Festival on February 24, and will subsequently be released on March 29, per Glasgowist. Ewan Bremner is set to play McGee in...