Creation Rebels BBC Radio 1 Documentary from 1994

Featuring interviews with Joe Foster, Everett True, Guy Chadwick, Bill Drummond, Mark Gardener, Momus, Bob Mould, Lesley Rankin & Annie Nightingale, there are two things I think make this a quite an exciting documentary. Firstly unlike the 2004 documentary this was made whilst the label was still active and secondly it is pre-Britpop. British indpendent music had only just brushed with the mainstream so the show is far less obsessed with sales figures and chart positions and focuses more on the people, artists and the music.

Biff Bang Pow! The Story of Creation Records BBC Radio 2 Documentary from 2004

Radio 2 Documentary

From 1983 to 1999 Creation would release records from some of the UK’s most exciting acts – Oasis, Primal Scream,The Boo Radleys, Jesus and Mary Chain, Super Furry Animals, Ride and Teenage Fanclub were just some.

In this one hour documentary, Steve Lamacq looks at life at the label before and after the bubble burst. He’ll explore the time when the hedonistic lifestyle was the order of the day and Creations phenomenal talent for partying went hand in hand with creating the seminal sounds of the 90′s. This will be the definitive (maybe) story of the rise and fall of a music empire that fuelled the soundtrack for the last decade of the millennium.

Biff Bang Pow: The Creation Story includes exclusive interviews with founder Alan McGee, Creation’s main artists and many of the movers and shakers on the label who discovered them, nurtured them, and promoted them for better or worse!

Producer: Helen Stiles A Wise Buddah production

The Second Summer of Love

2009 was the 20th anniversary of the second summer of love when dance music seemed to cross over and everyone was claiming to have “always had a dance element to their music”. Creation embraced the change and the results included some great records.It all seems a long time ago now so I decided to create a playlist of some of the more interesting moments that were either original dance tracks or remixes from the label following that summer. Some of these tracks have already been compiled on the Keeping The Faith compilations and some weren’t released until later in the 90’s.

So here we have 63 minutes and 42 seconds of some of the more inspired moments including acid house, ambient, balearic, dub and electronica.

Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Sheer Taft – Cascades
2. Hypnotone – Deam Beam
3. Primal Scream – Don’t Fight It Feel It (Graham Massey Remix)
4. Love Corporation – World
5. My Bloody Valentine – Soon (Andy Wetherall Remix)
6. Slowdive – In Mind
7. Sheer Taft – Morning Star
8. Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts) (feat. Jah Wobble)
9. Ride – I Don’t Know Where It Comes From (Apollo 11 Mix)
10 Love Corporation – Give Me Some Love (Andy Wetherall Remix)

The Loft on Gideon Coe May 2011

Alan McGee interviewed on Radio 2 – April 2011

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