We’ve just created a page on Songdrop where you can now watch or listen to virtually every single released on Creation Records between 1983 and 2000. Some tracks are official videos, some are live performances and others are audio tracks covering the highs and lows of the label. Tracks are listed in order of catalogue number.
“This is a label of love..” Alan McGee, August ’88
This week marks the 25th anniversary of Creation Records legendary ‘Doing It For The Kids’ compilation album and concert in London.
Starting during the long hot summer of 1990 and ending in the spring of 1991, this chapter in Creation sees a massive drift in direction with dance explosion of the late 80’s now having a huge effect on the label. In the UK this was also a time of massive change with the Poll Tax Riot which eventually saw Thatcher get the boot, the beginning of the Gulf War and a general feeling of euphoria that the 80’s was over. Tucked away between the dance tracks are also some of the labels most famous singles by the likes of Primal Sceam, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver and Slowdive. Continue reading
Second mix featuring the singles in order of catalogue number, this chapter takes us from 1987 to 1990. This is where we first see the label dip its toes into the mainstream, firstly the House of Love and My Bloody Valentine grace the cover of the music papers in 1988 and then in 1990 Ride and Primal Scream give the label their first chart hits in the UK following the ‘Madchester’ explosion. Continue reading
Here’s a little playlist I put together for next months ATP in Minehead curated by My Bloody Valentine. This is no way a ‘best of’ but the first 10 artists that came to my mind. Pass me some earplugs please, thanks! Continue reading
Back in the late 80’s there was briefly a magazine called ‘Underground’ in the UK and never a month went by when Creation weren’t featured. Below is an interview with Alan McGee from early 1988, the text of which i’ve featured on the site before but this time I decided to make a playlist up of tracks featured in the interview. Continue reading
Phil Wilson, ex-lead singer of the June Brides and solo Creation artist has today selected 10 tracks that he feels highlight the influences that shaped the sound of both C86 and Creation Records.
Here’s what he had to say “This is merely my view of what are the best bands that seem to me to be prime influences on early Creation and the C86 movement. Here goes!” Continue reading
For the last 5 years, Sonic Cathedral has released some of the finest records of the decade alongside running one of London’s best nights out. Massively influenced by Creation Records, we asked Nat Cramp the man behind Sonic Cathedral to come up with a playlist of his favourite Creation moments. Continue reading
This summer 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. Continue reading