Today is 15 years since ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ was released on October 2nd 1995 and went on to sell 14.2 million copies.
The album spent 10 weeks at number 1 in the UK later becoming the third biggest-selling album in UK chart history (with 4.4 million copies sold). 10 months later they headlined Knebworth for two nights.
The album later won the award for the best British Album of the last 30 Years at the 2010 Brit Awards.
There’s been a range of recent reissues from the old Creation catalogue out again this summer, so here’s a quick summary of everything incase you want to buy any:
Edition 59 continue their fantatsic re-releases of all the old early Creation releases. Continue reading
The Jasmine Minks have released a new EP of unreleased tracks from 1992 with all proceeds from the EP going to MacMillan Cancer Support charity.
The website states: “Oatcake Records are proud to release as their inaugural record, a Jasmine Minks 4 track CD ‘Poppy White’ recorded in 1992 and never before released. This 4 track ep is dedicated to the memory of 2 guys very important in the Minks, sadly with us no more. All proceeds from this sale will go to the MacMillan Cancer Support charity. mp3 versions are available from i-tunes, amazon, 7digital, tesco and many more places throughout the world.”
Phil Wilson has announced he is to release a new album and single in the autumn. Continue reading
Paul Weller won NME’s ‘Godlike Genius’ award last week and ended the show by performing an old hit of his from The Jam. ‘Start’ featured several guests including Kevin Shields and Gem Archer, the video of the performance is below. Continue reading
I have finally got round to putting together a large proportion of the Creation related videos on YouTube into one place. These can be viewed by visiting http://www.youtube.com/creationvideo. I’ll keep adding more, however many videos are missing as those strange people at Sony don’t seem to like people actually watching/enjoying any of the stuff they “own” so many have been deleted. This all seems rather strange to me as a decade ago they would have paid a fortune for short slot on The Chart Show, but as they say “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Despite this there’s plenty of hours viewing….. including some rarities from the like of The Diggers, Ultra Living, Trashmonk, Technique, A Certain Ratio, Hypnotone, Heavy Stereo, Silverfish and JC Brouchard with Biff, Bang, Pow! alongside the usual acts you’d expect.
I was looking through my vinyl this morning when I noticed a record I forgot I even owned, it is a test pressing of the debut EP from Ride. Scribbled on the label of the 12″ is the date 12th Dec 1989, exactly twenty years ago today!
Although the record wasn’t released until january 1990 I felt the need to share this utterly trivial fact with you. So here are both of the tracks from side 1 of that single. Enjoy! Continue reading
Primal Scream and Super Furry Animals feature in the NME’s Top 50 Albums Of The Past Decade list. Exterminator by Primal Scream, the final album ever released on Creation, came third with Super Furry Animals 2001 album ‘Ring Around The World’ featuring at 29 in the list. Continue reading
Not so much a classic as a recent recording, but what the heck! With less than 3 weeks (and counting) until My Bloody Valentine curate ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas at Minehead. As a teaser for the event here are the band performing last year in Japan. Continue reading
Filmed just before the release of their 1987 Creation album ‘Poem of the River’, here’s a video of Felt performing in Scotland. Featuring two tracks ‘Declaration’ and ‘Riding on the Equator’ with 10 seconds of a familiar track at the end. This video is rather dark but the sound quality is pretty good, unfortunately there is a real lack of Felt on Youtube.