The Best Of - Biff Bang Pow

The Best Of
The original Creation band....once again dear friends, we give you....Biff Bang Pow!.....Led by Creation Records founders Alan McGee and Dick Green through a dizzying range of styles in their time, from Psychedelia to the further shores of Neil Young, with a line-up that at various times included Andrew Innes, Joe Foster, Ed Ball, Phillip King and many other reprobates who should have been in jail long ago, (most of the presidents men in fact) the works of Biff Bang Pow! span the Creation years from Living Room to drug psychosis, from scrabbling around to success, with an ease that's almost unnatural....and they had some damn fine tunes too, despite Alan and Dick's self-depracating nonsense....and there are a fine selection here! Brothers and sisters, the only band on Creation Records who never worried about being dropped, Biff Bang Pow! *Band approved compilation of their finest moments *From the original masters *A must for Creation Records and Indie collectors
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