You can view the Creation Records Family Tree by clicking here

The Legend - 73 in 83

1983

First single is released by The Legend.

McGee takes out a £1,000 loan to form the record label.

 
Jesus and Mary Chain - Upside Down

1984

The first successful Creation single is released. Upside Down by Jesus and Mary Chain sells around 50,000 copies.

Other releases this year include records by The Jasmine Minks, Revolving Paint Dream, The Loft and X-Men.

 
Primal Scream - All Fall Down

1985

Primal Scream release All Fall Down.

The Mary Chain leave for Warner Bros to release their debut LP ‘Psychocandy’.

 
Felt - Forever Breathes A Lonely Word

1986

Mary Chain sack McGee as their manager.

Creation releases records by The Weather Prophets, The Bodines and Felt’s ‘Forever Breathes The Lonely Word.’

 
Baby Amphetamine - Chernobyl Baby

1987

Primal Scream release ‘Sonic Flower Groove’ on the Elevation label.

Alan McGee and Joe Foster put together Baby Amphetamine featuring three girls from his local Virgin Megastore and make the cover of the NME.

 
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything

1988

The year of the Doing It For The Kids concert at London’s Town & Country Club, a compilation album of the same name is released.

My Bloody Valentine and The House of Love both breakthrough with classic albums this year.

 
Primal Scream - Primal Scream

1989

Hardly any releases this year as they discover acid house.

The House of Love move to Fontana Records and Primal Scream release their self titled album and ‘Ivy, Ivy, Ivy.’

 
Ride - Nowhere

1990

The year it all changed:

Ride, Primal Scream both have top 40 hits whilst Ride’s debut ‘Nowhere’ gives the label their first top 20 album.

 
Primal Scream - Screamadelica

1991

The height of Creation’s musical output when in the Autumn of this year they release three of the labels best albums:

Primal Scream release ‘Screamadelica’

Teenage Fanclub release ‘Bandwagonesque’

My Bloody Valentine release the era-defining ‘Loveless’ apparently costing the label nearly £250,000.

 
Sugar - Copper Blue

1992

Ride give the label their first top 10 hit with ‘Leave Them All Behind’ and headline the Reading Festival.

Primal Scream go from strength to strength releasing ‘Movin’ On Up’, headlining the Glastonbury Festival and winning the Mercury Music Prize.

Sony buys shares in the label.

 
The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps

1993

Sugar become the biggest stars on the label after releasing ‘Copper Blue’ in the latter part of 1992.

The Boo Radleys release the breakthrough ‘Giant Steps’ and Swervedriver release their second album ‘Mezcal Head’ to critical acclaim.

Creation sign Oasis.

 
Oasis - Definitely Maybe

1994

Creation Undrugged takes place in the Royal Albert Hall, however, Alan McGee doesn’t attend due to personal problems.

Oasis release their first album ‘Definitely Maybe’ which goes straight to number one in the UK album chart.

 
Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

1995

The year of the Britpop battle with Blur vs Oasis. ‘Roll With It’ peaks at No. 2 whilst ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ goes on to become the third biggest selling album in the UK ever.

The Boo Radleys have the most played record on UK radio in this year with their top 10 hit ‘Wake Up Boo!’

Alan McGee signs the last great Creation band Super Furry Animals.

 
Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic

1996

Oasis fever sweeps the nation as the band start to play stadiums including the famous Knebworth gigs.

Ride announce they’ve split…

Super Furry Animals release their debut album ‘Fuzzy Logic.’

 
Primal Scream - Vanishing Point

1997

Alan McGee and Noel Gallagher hang out with Tony Blair as Labour win the General Election.

New singings Three Colours Red and Hurricane#1 release debut albums and tour together.

Oasis release the fastest selling album of all time with ‘Be Here Now’ selling 420,000 copies on the day of release.

 
Bernard Butler - People Move On

1998

Creation releases records by Arnold, Bernard Butler, One Lady Owner, Technique. None of which cross into the mainstream.

 
Hurricane #1 - Only The Strongest Will Survive

1999

Hurricane#1 release their second album after much criticism in the press for allowing one of their tracks to be used in an advert for The Sun newspaper. The band later split with Andy Bell joining Oasis alongside Gem Archer of Heavy Stereo following the departure of Bonehead and Guigsy.

Kevin Rowland only sells 500 copies of his album ‘My Beauty’ and is bottled heavily on stage at the Reading Festival. Mishka is unvelied as the new Creation signing.

Alan McGee announces his departure from Creation.

 
Primal Scream - Exterminator

2000

Primal Scream release the final single and album on Creation.

Sony release the ‘International Guardians of Rock’n’Roll’ compilation album selected by Alan McGee but are unable to include any tracks by My Bloody Valentine due to licensing issues.

As Sony shutdown the official Creation website, ‘Doing It For The Kids’ is launched.

Alan McGee launches Poptones, Dick Green launches Witchita and Joe Foster continues with Revola.