Alan McGee stands by controversial comments on Sony warehouse fire

'There's loads of shit music and if it gets burned so what?' says former Creation boss

Creation Records founder Alan McGee has expanded on comments he made earlier this week, in which he said the fire which destroyed the Sony DADC warehouse last month was “funny”.

McGee, who signed the likes of Oasis, Super Furry Animals and Primal Scream during his spell in charge of the label, has stood by his initial remarks, adding:

I hate Sony, if the Sony building burnt to the ground again as it did, I’d say that was a result, I think it’s funny. Loads of shit music getting burned, I think it’s great, and I’m sorry if that’s not popular and if that’s not PC, but fuck PC, that’s what’s ruined England, not being able to say what you think; sorry, but I do, and if you don’t like it go fuck yourself.

McGee made the new comments to at his hotel bar in Brisbane. He also said the labels were wrong to “plead for sympathy”, adding that he was frustrated with the British media for taking his comments out of context, but that he still stood by what he had said:

The British media have tried to ignore what I think. They took the statement, they weren’t even there; come down here and basically take what I said out of context, which was basically taken from 5 or 10 seconds from a 30-minute chat, but I don’t back off it, there’s loads of shit music and if it gets burned so what?



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