Alan McGee movie biopic Creation Stories gets UK release date

It tells the story of the man who discovered Oasis

Ewen Bremner as Alan McGee
Author: Scott ColothanPublished 15th Jan 2021
Last updated 15th Jan 2021

Creation Stories, the eagerly awaited movie biopic about Creation Records boss and the man who signed Oasis, Alan McGee, will be available to watch in the UK this spring.

Starring Trainspotting actor Ewen Bremner as Alan McGee, Creation Stories is an adaptation of McGee’s warts and all 2013 memoir 'Creation Stories - Riots, Raves and Running a Record Label'.

The film will get its online premiere as part of Glasgow Film Festival on Wednesday 24th February 2021 before being shown on Sky Cinema in the UK from Saturday 20th March 2021.

Written by Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh, Creation Stories is directed by Nick Moran (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) with Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) executive producing.

Creation Stories also boasts a star-studded British cast including the aforementioned Ewen Bremner alongside Suki Waterhouse, Jason Isaacs, Jason Flemyng, Paul Kaye, Steven Berkoff, Thomas Turgoose and Ed Byrne.

A plot synopsis for Creation Stories reads:

“Creation Stories charts the true story of the rise and fall of Creation Records and its infamous founder Alan McGee; the man responsible for supplying the “Brit Pop” soundtrack to the ‘90s, a decade of cultural renaissance known as Cool Britannia.

“From humble beginnings to Downing Street soirées, from dodging bailiffs to releasing multi-platinum albums, Creation had it all. Breakdowns, bankruptcy, fights and friendships… and not forgetting the music.

“Featuring some of the greatest records you have ever heard, we follow Alan through a drug-fuelled haze of music and mayhem, as his rock’n’roll dream brings the world Oasis, Primal Scream, and other generation-defining bands.”

Watch a sneak-peak of Creation Stories:

The film is also described as “part cautionary tale, part cavalier romp, mostly hilarious, occasionally sobering, and constantly engaging.… An irresistible trip down memory lane, or a delightful history lesson about the last great days of rock’n’roll. When Britannia ruled the airwaves, thanks to one man with his misfit mates and their indie record label that briefly changed history.”

Founded in 1983 and dissolved 16 years later, alongside Oasis and Primal Scream, the highly influential Creation Records imprint was home to Ride, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Boo Radleys, My Bloody Valentine, Super Furry Animals, Bernard Butler, The Cramps, Felt, and Hurricane #1 to name but a few.

Alan McGee famously signed Oasis to Creation Records after watching them perform at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow in May 1993. Oasis’ first three studio albums ‘Definitely Maybe’, ‘(What's the Story) Morning Glory?’ and ‘Be Here Now’ were all released through Creation.

The final full release on Creation Records was Primal Scream’s January 2000 masterpiece ‘XTRMNTR’.

Primal Scream and Oasis feature in Absolute Radio's 100 Greatest Albums of All Time countdown that's being revealed throughout January on The Dave Berry Breakfast Show.

Check out The 100 Collection (so far) below:

The Velvet Underground – ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ (1967)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

The Beatles – ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (1967)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

The Beach Boys – ‘Pet Sounds’ (1966)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Aretha Franklin – ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’ (1967)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Jimi Hendrix – ‘Electric Ladyland’ (1968)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Johnny Cash – ‘At Folsom Prison’ (1968)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

The Rolling Stones – ‘Let It Bleed’ (1969)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

The Doors – ‘The Doors’ (1967)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Bob Dylan – ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ (1965)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Van Morrison – ‘Astral Weeks’ (1968)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Marvin Gaye – ‘What’s Going On’ (1971)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Stevie Wonder – ‘Songs In The Key of Life’ (1976)

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The Clash – ‘London Calling’ (1979)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Eagles – ‘Hotel California’ (1976)

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Pink Floyd – ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (1973)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Fleetwood Mac – ‘Rumours’ (1977)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Joy Division – ‘Unknown Pleasures’ (1979)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Blondie – ‘Parallel Lines’ (1978)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

David Bowie – ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ (1972)

The 100 Collection on Absolute Radio: The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

The Sex Pistols – ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols’ (1977)

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The Human League – ‘Dare!’ (1981)

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Paul Simon – ‘Graceland’ (1986)

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Tracy Chapman – ‘Tracy Chapman’ (1988)

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Kate Bush – ‘Hounds of Love’ (1985)

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The Smiths – ‘The Queen is Dead’ (1986)

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U2 – ‘The Joshua Tree’ (1987)

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Prince – ‘1999’ (1982)

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The Stone Roses – ‘The Stone Roses’ (1989)

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Bruce Springsteen – ‘Born in the USA’ (1984)

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Duran Duran – ‘Rio’ (1982)

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Blur – ‘Parklife’ (1994)

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Lauryn Hill – ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ (1998)

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Massive Attack – ‘Blue Lines’ (1991)

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Nirvana – ‘Nevermind’ (1991)

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Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe’ (1994)

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Paul Weller – ‘Stanley Road’ (1995)

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Primal Scream – ‘Screamadelica’ (1991)

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Pulp – ‘A Different Class’ (1995)

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Radiohead – ‘OK Computer’ (1997)

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The Verve – ‘Urban Hymns’ (1997)

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Arctic Monkeys – ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ (2006)

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Franz Ferdinand – ‘Franz Ferdinand’ (2004)

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The Strokes – ‘Is This It’ (2001)

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Amy Winehouse – ‘Back to Black’ (2006)

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The White Stripes – ‘Elephant’ (2003)

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Beyoncé – ‘Dangerously in Love’ (2003)

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Coldplay – ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’ (2002)

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The Libertines – ‘Up the Bracket’ (2002)

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The Killers – ‘Hot Fuss’ (2004)

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Kings of Leon – ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ (2004)

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Adele – ‘21’ (2011)

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Drake – ‘Take Care’ (2011)

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Lana Del Rey – ‘Born to Die’ (2012)

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Royal Blood – ‘Royal Blood’ (2014)

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Wolf Alice – ‘Visions of a Life’ (2017)

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Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’ (2013)

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Liam Gallagher – ‘As You Were’ (2017)

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds – ‘Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds’ (2011)

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BIffy Clyro – ‘Opposites’ (2013)

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David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’ (2016)

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Guns N’ Roses – ‘Appetite For Destruction’ (1987)

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Muse – ‘Absolution’ (2003)

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Thin Lizzy – ‘Jailbreak’ (1976)

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Metallica – ‘Metallica’ (‘The Black Album’) (1991)

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Meat Loaf – ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ (1977)

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Queen – ‘A Night At The Opera’ (1975)

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Dire Straits – ‘Brothers In Arms’ (1985)

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AC/DC – ‘Back In Black’ (1980)

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Bon Jovi – ‘Slippery When Wet’ (1986)

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Led Zeppelin – ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ (1971)

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Prince and The Revolution – ‘Purple Rain’ (1984)

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The Blues Brothers: Original Soundtrack Recording (1980)

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Music from the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction (1994)

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Trainspotting: Music from the Motion Picture (1996)

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Saturday Night Fever (1977)

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The Who – ‘Quadrophenia’ (1979)

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Star Wars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1977)

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Goodfellas Music from the Motion Picture (1990)

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Drive – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011)

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The Beatles – ‘Help!’ (1965)

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Black Sabbath – ‘Paranoid’ (1970)

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Foo Fighters – ‘The Colour and the Shape’ (1997)

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Arctic Monkeys – ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ (2007)

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Oasis – ‘(What’s the Story?) Morning glory’ (1995)

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Radiohead – ‘The Bends’ (1995)

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Dr. Dre – ‘2001’ (1999)

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Daft Punk – ‘Discovery’ (2001)

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Led Zeppelin – ‘Led Zeppelin II’ (1969)

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Muse – ‘Origin of Symmetry’ (2001)

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Pixies – ‘Doolittle’ (1989)

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The Beatles – ‘1967-1970’ (The Blue Album) (1973)

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Blur – ‘The Best Of’ (2000)

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Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Legend’ (1984)

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David Bowie – ‘The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974’ (1997)

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Green Day – ‘International Superhits!’ (2001)

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Madonna – ‘The Immaculate Collection’ (1990)

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Pulp – ‘Hits’ (2002)

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Queen – ‘Greatest Hits II’ (1991)

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The Rolling Stones – ‘Hot Rocks 1964-1971’ (1971)

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Stereophonics – ‘Decade in the Sun: Best of Stereophonics’ (2002)

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