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

So moved by the plight of the people of Haiti, Shane McGowern and his long term girlfriend, writer Victoria Clarke made calls to friends and associates from which began the process of recording a track from which ALL proceeds go to Concern, a charity who have provided assistance to some of the poorest countries in the world including Haiti, even before the earthquake struck. Some of the stars on the record include – Nick Cave / Bobby Gillespie / Glen Matlock / Johnny Depp / Chrissie Hynde / Paloma Faith / Eliza Doolittle.

Released on March 8th 2010 you can pre-order the single by clicking here – http://bit.ly/bj2ieH (UK residents) or here – http://bit.ly/ahKs8l (Eire residents). Or text SPELL – all in capitals – to 78789 (UK only). The text costs £1.50.

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Screamadelica is to become part of a series of classic album sleeves that will be made into Royal Mail stamps in 2010.

The series will be published on 7th January and also includes sleeves by Blur, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones.

I guess they will be available on the Royal Mail website nearer the time.

Screamadelica Stamp
Screamadelica Stamp

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 of The June Brides

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