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Cosmic Rough Riders: Enjoy the Melodic Sunshine

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 3 November 2000

IT'S SEVEN YEARS since Alan McGee "discovered" Oasis blowing 18 Wheeler off the stage in King Tut's, Glasgow. Since then, his Creation label has gone from champagne supernova to a bitter end — and McGee's re-emergence with the fledgling Poptones label has hardly been met with universal approval. The stock-market flotation netted a reported £18m, but critics suggest the man has lost his A&R Midas touch

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