The extraordinary memoir of the legendary founder of Creation Records.
Alan McGee is the co-founder Creation Records, which he ran from 1983 to 1999, and the Poptones label. He also managed bands like the Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Kills, The Beta Band and The Libertines.
McGee was our Malcolm McLaren and Tony Wilson. An instigator and
motivator, a born upsetter. I've never met anyone like him and
neither have you. This is his story -- Bobby Gillespie
McGee is a true believer and a complete one-off. I doubt anyone else could have built an entity like Creation and ran it for so long, making it all up as they went along. Essential reading for anyone interested in the heady, vulgar, marvellous miasma of British music and culture in the nineties, before it was all swamped by the surgical spirit sterility of the global marketplace -- Irvine Welsh
In the 1980's Alan McGee saved British music by pumping ambition, passion and chaos into the independent scene. Without him Go West and Living In A Box would have won. A brilliant read for anyone interested in music -- James Brown
It's fast and loose and as insane as the label, full of great anecdotes and machine gun prose - it tells it like it was and it doesn't flinch from the truth -- John Robb
A true believer in the power of music and more importantly a believer in the people that make music. He gave me, and many more like me, a chance to change my life. A pity he supports Rangers -- Noel Gallagher