Upside Down: The Creation Records Story Reviews
But even I would admit that the story gets more interesting after the Valentines spent all that money on Loveless and a couple of yobbos from Burnage came on board. At the time, I saw the ginger ninja Alan McGee as a slightly gauche figure amid all the trendies but he was as badly behaved as the best of them - coordinating weekend long drug benders from the firm's dingy Hackney offices.
There are some great interviews and good footage of the early days plus lots of Alan McGee looking ludicrous in a pork pie hat.
Alan McGees label gave us some of the most amazing music of the last 20 years and McGee himself became the cebtre of a music revolution.
Thats not to say he wasnt an angel ,he became an arrogant Malcom McClaren wannabe who enjoyed taking drugsand risks before he burnt out during the height of Oasis mania.
What the film puts across is just how on the foot decisions were made ,for example letting My Bloody Valentine almost bankrupt the label with the mastepiece that was Loveless.
And hows drugs and in fighting destroyed the Brilliant band house of Love.
Of Course Oasis were the labels biggest act and of course Noel Gallagher is his usual funny self.
But the label also gave us Ride,The Boo Radleys and my personal faves The Super Furry Animals ,whos music still pushes bondaries today.
A film which delivers in both sound and vision and made me want to dig out my copy of the Furrie second Album Radiator