If you remember the 90s then, well, we’ve probably met before. Watching Oasis at Maine Road (I was definitely there). Watching Oasis at Knebworth (I think I was there). Watching Oasis at the Riverside in Newcastle when they stormed offstage after a “brawl” (technically I wasn’t there at all but I tell everyone I was).
Now is probably also the time to remind you all that Screamadelica by Primal Scream is the best album of the 90s (don’t email me to complain, I won’t read it).
And hopefully you’ll be as excited as your now 40-something self can be about Creation Stories, the upcoming biopic of Creation record label boss Alan McGee.
These are the first official images, and they feature Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting) as McGee, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at one of the sets with director Nick Moran. Suki Waterhouse co-stars.
An adaptation of McGee’s autobiography Creation Stories – Riots, Raves and Running a Record Label, the screenplay has been written by Irvine Welsh. Danny Boyle is an executive producer.
Here’s a synopsis:
“The beginning, near bankruptcy, pills, thrills, spats, prats, success, excess and breakdowns. From leaving school at sixteen to setting up the Living Room club in London, showcasing emerging indie bands, from managing the Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation at 23.
He brought us My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Ride and, of course, Primal Scream. Embracing acid house, Alan decamped to Manchester, and hung out at the Hacienda, taking Creation into the big time with Primal Scream’s Screamadelica.
His drug-induced breakdown, when it came, was dramatic, but climbing back to sobriety, he oversaw Oasis’ rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world.”
New additions to the cast include Jason Isaacs, comedian Ed Byrne, Paul Kaye, Perry Benson, Thomas Turgoose, Steven Berkoff, Rufus Jones and Mel Raido. Leo Flanagan plays the young Alan in his feature film debut.
By the way please admire my restraint in refusing all What’s the Story / Definitely Maybe puns in my title.