BBC Four is to host a Creation Records night next Friday (28 October 2011). Alongside ‘Upside Down’ there will also be a ‘Creation at the BBC’ compilation featuring performances from many of the labels acts. There will also be a repeat of the 2009 documentary about Rough Trade.
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
21:00 – Upside Down: The Creation Story Profile of the UK’s most inspired and dissolute independent record label, Creation. Repeated at 3am
22:40 – Creation at the BBC With My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Oasis, Ride, Boo Radleys and Teenage Fanclub. Repeated at 2am
00:30 – Do it Yourself: The Story of Rough Trade Documenting the history of Rough Trade, from small record shop to successful record label. (R)
You can view the full schedule for the evening on the BBC website by clicking here.
Uncut reports that acclaimed UK indie label Sonic Cathedral is set to release a tribute album to former 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson.
‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ features contributions from the likes of Dead Meadow, A Place To Bury Strangers and an appearance from Erickson himself.
Erickson will be backed by My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields and The Black Angels on a live rendition of 13th Floor Elevators’ classic, ‘Roller Coaster’.
The album will be released on June 7.
The tracklisting for ‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ is:
Roky Erickson & The Black Angels – ‘Roller Coaster’
The Strange Attractors – ‘Reverberation (Doubt)’
All The Saints – ‘Don’t Fall Down’
A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Tried To Hide’
Dead Meadow – ‘Kingdom Of Heaven’
Darker My Love – ‘She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)’
Sarabeth Tucek – ‘Splash 1 (Now I’m Home)’
Lower Heaven – ‘Fire Engine’
Hush Arbors – ‘Dr Doom’
Cheval Sombre – ‘You Don’t Love Me Yet’
Le Volume Courbe – ‘I Love The Living You’
Black Acid – ‘Unforced Peace’
I Break Horses – ‘Goodbye Sweet Dreams’
Album can be ordered directly from Sonic Cathedral here.
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
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
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
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