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 “When we started Creation, I was twenty three so we made it up as we went along – most of the first batch were mates I had met through my club the Living Room.”
Alan McGee
• Creation Records was one of the most important, vital independent labels of the 80s and 90s, born in the post-punk era and progressing to define the Britpop generation.
• CREATION ARTIFACT is the first comprehensive box set devoted to the early years of Creation Records. the label was born from a hip London club night and won the plaudits with a string of limited edition 7” singles and a handful of albums – including the acclaimed debut ‘Upside Down’ by the Jesus & Mary Chain.
• During this period 1983-1985, the label also issued vinyl by Primal Scream (their debut 45), The Pastels, The Bodines, The Loft, The Membranes, The Jasmine Minks et al.
• Housed in a lavish ‘book’ set, CREATION ARTIFACT pays tribute to that seminal period with two discs comprising early A’s and B’s, a third CD of rarities and album tracks, another comprising previously unissued demos and a fifth disc of rare BBC sessions.
• Awash with rare memorabilia, a 12,000-word essay from journalist Neil Taylor, band biographies, personal reminiscences and numerous archive finds, CREATION ARTIFACT is the ultimate tribute to the dawn of Creation Records 1983-1985!
N.B: This title is released 25th September 2015 and will not be dispatched before this date.
TRACK LISTING:
DISC 1: SINGLES
1.THE LEGEND! – ‘73 In’83
2. THE LEGEND! – You (Chunka Chunka) We’re Glamorous
3.THE LEGEND! – Melt The Guns
4. THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM – Flowers In The Sky
5. THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM – In The Afternoon
6. BIFF BANG POW! –
Fifty Years Of Fun
7. BIFF BANG POW! –
Then When I Scream
8. THE JASMINE MINKS – Think!
9. THE JASMINE MINKS –
Work For Nothing
10. THE PASTELS –
Something Going On
11. THE PASTELS –
Stay With Me Till Morning
12.THE X-MEN – Do The Ghost
13.THE X-MEN – Talk
14. BIFF BANG POW! –
There Must Be A Better Life
15. BIFF BANG POW! –
The Chocolate Elephant Man
16. THE JASMINE MINKS –
Where The Traffic Goes
17. THE JASMINE MINKS – Mr Magic
18. THE LOFT – Why Does The Rain
19.THE LOFT – Like
20.THE LOFT – Winter *
21. THE LEGEND! – The Legend! Destroys The Blues
22. THE LEGEND! –
Arrogant Bastards
23.THE X-MEN – Bad Girl
24.THE PASTELS – Million Tears
25.THE PASTELS – Surprise Me
26.THE PASTELS – Baby Honey
* Bonus track
DISC 2: SINGLES
1. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN -Upside Down
2. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – Vegetable Man
3. THE LOFT – Up The Hill And Down The Slope
4. THE LOFT –
Your Door Shines Like Gold
5.THE LOFT – Lonely Street
6.THE LOFT – Time
7.THE BODINES – God Bless
8.THE BODINES – Paradise
9. PRIMAL SCREAM – All Fall Down
10.PRIMAL SCREAM – It Happens
11. THE JASMINE MINKS –
What’s Happening
12. THE JASMINE MINKS –
Black & Blue
13. MEAT WHIPLASH- Don’t Slip Up
14. MEAT WHIPLASH – Here It Comes
15. FIVE GO DOWN TO THE SEA? – Singing In Braille
16. FIVE GO DOWN TO THE SEA? – Aunt Nelly
17. FIVE GO DOWN TO THE SEA? – Silk Brain Worm Women
18. THE MOODISTS –
Justice And Money Too
19. THE MOODISTS –
You’ve Got Your Story
20. THE MOODISTS –
Take Us All Home
21. THE PASTELS –
I’m Alright With You
22. THE PASTELS –
Couldn’t Care Less
23. THE PASTELS – What It’s Worth
24. BIFF BANG POW! –
Love And Hate *
25. THE WEATHER PROPHETS -Worm In My Brain *
* Bonus tracks
DISC 3: RARITIES & ALBUM 
1.THE LAUGHING APPLE – Participate!
2.THE LAUGHING APPLE – Wouldn’t You?
3. THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM – In The Afternoon (Early Vsn)
4. THE JASMINE MINKS –
The Thirty Second Set Up
5. THE JASMINE MINKS –
Somers Town
6. BIFF BANG POW! – Fifty Years Of Fun (Almost Live Version)
7. BIFF BANG POW! – Waterbomb!
8. J.C. BROUCHARD
with BIFF BANG POW! –
Someone Stole My Wheels
9. J.C. BROUCHARD with BIFF BANG POW! – Sunny Days
10. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – Upside Down (Demo Version)
11. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN -Just Like Honey (Oct 84 Demo)
12. THE BODINES – God Bless (Alternative Version)
13. THE MEMBRANES – I Am Fish Eye
14.THE MEMBRANES – Gift Of Life
ALIVE IN THE LIVING ROOM:
15. THE JASMINE MINKS –
Seven And Seven Is
16.THE JUNE BRIDES – I Fall
17. THE LEGEND! –
Arrogant Bastards
18.THE THREE JOHNS – A.W.O.L.
19. THE LOFT –
Your Door Shines Like Gold
20. THE MEKONS – Rock’n’Roll Shoes
21. THE LEGEND! & HIS SWINGING SOUL SISTERS – Sweet Soul Music
22. THE JASMINE MINKS – Green Fuz
23. ALTERNATIVE TV – Lonely Lenny
BONUS TRACKS
24. TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – A Picture Of Dorian Gray (live)
25. TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – The Dream Inspires (live) *
26. TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – Family Affair (live) *
* = previously unissued
DISC 4: DEMOS
1. THE JASMINE MINKS –
All Fall Down *
2.THE JASMINE MINKS – Work *
3. THE JASMINE MINKS –
Second Post *
4.THE LEGEND! – Boredom (Is) *
5. MEAT WHIPLASH –
Losing Your Grip *
6. MEAT WHIPLASH –
Always Sunday *
7.MEAT WHIPLASH – Walk Away *
8. THE LEGEND! –
Victorian Values *
9.THE X-MEN – Home *
10.THE X-MEN – Planet Of The X *
11. THE MOODISTS –
The Train From Kansas City *
12.THE MOODISTS – The Day They All Wake Up *
13. THE MOODISTS –
I Guess I’m Dumb *
14.THE LEGEND! – Social Protest (By Numbers) *
15. THE JASMINE MINKS – Mr Magic *
16.THE JASMINE MINKS – Friends *
17. THE LEGEND! –
Do You Remember *
18. BIFF BANG POW! –
Lost Your Dreams (Demo)
19. BIFF BANG POW! –
I’m Okay Me (Demo)
20. THE LEGEND! –
Picture The Scene *
21. THE X-MEN – A Tryst For Liszt *
22. THE X-MEN –
Stone Cold One Note Mind *
23.THE JASMINE MINKS – Choice *
24. THE JASMINE MINKS – Everybody’s Got To Grow Up Sometime *
* = previously unissued
DISC 5: BBC SESSIONS
1. THE X-MEN – The Witch
(John Peel 13/9/1984)
2. THE X-MEN – Little Girl
(John Peel 13/9/1984)
3. THE X-MEN – Xtramental
(John Peel 13/9/1984)
4. THE LOFT – On A Tuesday
(Janice Long 9/12/1984)
5. THE LOFT – Skeleton Staircase
(Janice Long 9/12/1984)
6. THE LOFT – The Canal And The Big Red Town (Janice Long 9/12/1984)
7. THE LOFT – Lonely Street
(Janice Long 9/12/1984)
8. THE MOODISTS – Other Man
(John Peel 10/7/85)
9. THE MOODISTS – Bullet Train
(John Peel 10/7/85)
10. THE MOODISTS –
Take The Red Carpet Out Of Town
(John Peel 10/7/85)
11.THE MOODISTS – Justice And Money Too (John Peel 10/7/85)
12. MEAT WHIPLASH – Loss
(John Peel 28/10/1985)
13. MEAT WHIPLASH – Walk Away
(John Peel 28/10/1985)
14.MEAT WHIPLASH – Eat Me To The Core (John Peel 28/10/1985)
15.MEAT WHIPLASH – She Comes Tomorrow (John Peel 28/10/1985)
16. THE BODINES – Scar Tissue
(Janice Long 13/10/1985)
17. THE BODINES – Therese
(Janice Long 13/10/1985)
18.THE BODINES – William Shatner (Janice Long 13/10/1985)
19. THE BODINES – The Back Door
(Janice Long 13/10/1985)
BONUS TRACKS
20.THE LOFT – Beware (Live)
21. THE LOFT – Wide Open Arms (Live)
22. THE LOFT – Worm In My Brain (Live)
23.THE LOFT – Up The Hill And Down The Slope (Live)
Weight 300 kg
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5013929101906

Track listing as above.

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