And I think you’ve all guessed our number one, right? No massive surprises.
In the ten years between 1990 and 1999 Creation records released more ground breaking and life changing records than most record labels do in their entire lives. The fact that they were an ‘indie’ was all the more astonishing. By the time 2000 came around, indie was pretty much the mainstream as Oasis, a Creation band, were by now the biggest band on the planet (just but they were making a good attempt to throw it all down the toilet). To be honest between 1990 and 1996 if a record wasn’t on Creation Records then in all honesty it probably wasn’t worth owning (apart from all the other releases on the labels that we’ve mentioned earlier in the month, obviously – logic ed)
There are so many tracks that we could post at the end of this piece. In fact we could (and still might) do an entire month of records just released on Creation Records. I mean just think about the records that were released by them in a nine year period, the majority of them are bleeding masterpieces.
Lets play a game, your house is on fire, (I hope it actually isn’t and please tonight, just check your smoke alarm batteries for me so I can sleep easy tonight) and you have just enough to grab the essentials and to grab THREE of any of the ten singles below (and we admit that you may wish to grab others). Which would you choose…?
Me, it would be number 1, 2 and 5 but I’d be badly burnt trying to get the rest out, which is why I have posted 4, 9 and 10 obviously.
- ‘Come Together’ by Primal Scream
- ‘Drive Blind’ by Ride,
- ‘A Good Idea’ by Sugar,
- ‘Sparkys Dream’ by Teenage Fanclub,
- ‘Lazarus’ by the Boo Radleys,
- ‘Upside Down’ by The Jesus and Mary Chain
- ‘Colombia’ by Oasis
- ‘Soon’ by My Bloody Valentine
- ‘Hometown Unicorn’ by Super Furry Animals
- ‘Son of A Mustang Ford’ by Swervedriver
Incidentally these are probably then ten finest tracks released on Creation Records, Badger put a decent case together for ‘Shine On’ by The House of Love and we need to tip our hats in the direction of Adorable for ‘Sunshine Smile’ but I reckon I’m just about right here.
Now tomorrow should be November, which means….
Over to KT.