Listen to ‘Creation Records: Live in London 1987 to 1992’
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.
25th anniversary of ‘Doing It For The Kids’
“This is a label of love..” Alan McGee, August ’88 This week marks the 25th anniversary of Creation Records legendary ‘Doing It For The Kids’ compilation album and concert in London.
Playlist – Creation Singles 76 to 100
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 […]
Playlist – Creation Singles 51 to 75
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 […]
Playlist – Creation Singles 1 to 50
A few years ago Stylus Magazine wrote an article called ‘Shine On’ about the first 50 singles on Creation. Well, at last here’s a chance to hear all them tracks in a playlist.
MBV ATP Playlist
Here’s a little playlist I put together for next months ATP in Minehead curated by My Bloody Valentine. This is no way a ‘best of’ but the first 10 artists that came to my mind. Pass me some earplugs please, thanks!
Creation Playlist #4 – Underground Magazine April 1988
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 […]
Creation Playlist #3 – Phil Wilson selects the artists that influenced Creation
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 […]
Creation Playlist #2 – Sonic Cathedral’s Guide to Creation Records
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.
Creation Playlist #1 – The Second Summer of Love
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.