Alan McGee: ‘If there’s one thing Creation Records wasn’t, it was boring’

Q: Tim Abbott, the former Creation managing director, said that your signing policy was to basically “drink and drug the bands into submission”.

A: Yeah, that or showing up at every single gig until they signed. That worked with Ride. I just showed up every night until they signed. But usually we’d get them off their nut. They’d have such a good time they’d think: “Do we really want to sign to some boring fucker at a major or some lunatic who will put us in the charts?” Then when you end up taking whatever refreshments are available at 4am in a Jacuzzi you think: “I made the right decision.”

via Alan McGee: ‘If there’s one thing Creation Records wasn’t, it was boring’ | Music | guardian.co.uk.

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