Alan McGee to relaunch Creation Records?

Once one of the most iconic players in the music business, Creation Records found Alan McGee is apparently tiring of bellowing from the sidelines.  

Back in May, McGee sounded off about wanting to return to the music business in order to “cause chaos in the world of Simon Cowell”. As The Stool Pigeon report, McGee is on the cusp of making good on that promise, revealing that he is “seriously considering” relaunching the classic label.

McGee’s comments, taken from a statement sent to Louder Than War, read as follows:

“Since spending the summer helping curate [the festival] Tokyo Rocks for next year it’s made me realise I do still love it! It was when I was flying back from Japan with the Primals that started me loving it again. To be honest I am now seriously thinking about restarting Creation, or maybe Re-Creation if I can find the right people at a label to work with. Music needs a kick in the balls, and I have got the music buzz back.”

Activated in 1983, Creation Records went on to become one of the great British independent labels over its sixteen year lifespan. Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and The Jesus And Mary Chain all released classic records on the label, and their catalogue also boasts lesser-known gems by Felt and The Jazz Butcher. McGee has spent his retirement making the news for all the wrong reasons, so some new musical activity from the man would make for a refreshing development.



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