Former Creation label boss reveals all in new documentary

Oasis Svengali Alan McGee has revealed that he nearly kept the Rolls-Royce he bought for Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher.

McGee told of how he nearly kept hold of the luxury car in new documentary ‘Upside Down’, due out next week, which traces the rise and fall of his record label Creation and features inside stories on Oasis and Primal Scream.

“I’m always seen as having made a grand, selfless gesture giving Noel that chocolate brown Rolls-Royce as a gift,” said McGee. “What people don’t know is that five minutes before I gave him the car I was sat in it, thinking how nice it was and going, ‘Why the fuck am I giving this away?’ I nearly kept it for myself.”

The film is dedicated to the latter’s frontman Bobby Gillespie, who McGee claims was vital to the label’s existence.

Primal Scream were integral to the whole thing,” he said. “Bobby was intrinsic to the story. Without Bobby I’d never have got Primal Scream but I’d also never have got The Jesus And Mary Chain or Teenage Fanclub,” he told the Guardian.co.uk.

‘Upside Down: The Creation Records Story’ is being screened at the BFI London Film Festival on October 23 and 24.