26th November 2000 was the date I first launched this website, twenty years ago! The month before two books and a compilation album on the subject of Creation Records were released but there was still very little information about the music online. I had Read more
After 66 years the print edition of the New Music Express is coming to an end. For many decades it was the leading weekly music paper. It championed Punk, Acid House, Hip-Hop, Madchester, Grunge and Beatlemania. Sadly around the turn of the century it seemed Read more
Today marks 25 years since My Bloody Valentine started the UK leg of their Loveless tour so this is a perfect opportunity to share with you a live set from those dates.
Released on November 4th 1991, My Bloody Valentine’s final Creation release ‘Loveless’ featured sounds that no one had ever heard before leaving a legacy for a generation of bands to use as a blueprint.
Autumn 1991 saw Creation release three of its most iconic albums in Screamadelica, Loveless and Bandwagonesque. To celebrate 25 years since those releases I caught up with Tim Worthington the author of a book about those three albums and Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne on Read more
Four years after the reissue on CD it seems My Bloody Valentine’s back catalogue is finally coming out again on vinyl.
After last year’s hugely popular Live In London compilation, it seemed only right to follow it up with another compilation of live recordings.
Every Creation fan has their favourite era, but for many 1991 was year the label peaked musically. 1991 is often talked about in similar terms to 1967 for being a year of classic albums.
At over 3.5 hours long, the Creation Records Spotify playlist covers most of the 17 years of Creation releases. Featuring early favourites like Biff Bang Pow! Phil Wilson, Revolving Paint Dream and The Jasmine Minks. Then there’s the later years with Super Furry Animals, Bernard Read more
A previously unheard interview with Kevin Shields during My Bloody Valentine’s 1992 European ‘Loveless’ tour has been uploaded to YouTube.
Everyone loved David Bowie so therefore its no surprise there’s been so many stories about him emerging in the last couple of weeks, but this one really caught my eye.
I was really sad to hear that Dale Griffin has died. The news comes only a week after the world lost David Bowie whom helped Dale’s band Mott The Hoople to success in the early 1970s.
Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine made a rare appearance on stage this evening (8th Dec 2015) at Dinosaur Jr’s New York gig.
After previously posting the Valentine’s set from this gig, I was incredibly excited to find out that many of the other bands sets from the ‘Doing It For The Kids’ All-Dayer in 1988 were recorded and even more excited that I’m able to share this Read more
Many gigs from Creation’s bands are now considered legendary in certain circles so it’s great when some real treasures are unearthed and I’m able to share them.
Fifteen years is a long time in the world of music, but that’s how long its been since Creation closed its doors for the last time in 2000. To mark this occasion I’ve put together a list of 15 of the best tracks released by Read more
Another old piece of bootleg footage to appear on YouTube recently is a track from My Bloody Valentine’s 1989 Reading Festival performance.
Sunday August 7th 1988 was the hottest day of the year and a selection of Creation’s finest acts all took to the stage to celebrate the label. Things had come a long way from The Living Room just a few years before.
January 31st 2000, Creation Records released its final album. Exterminator by Primal Scream (or XTMNTR by PRML SCRM) was to be the perfect ending after a few turbulent years for the label following the deal with Sony and the huge success of the 90s.