Friday, October 14, 2016

ABCs of My Vinyl Collection (Letter C, Part 29)

The sticker on the front box of this five-album set tells you all you need to know, which is good because the sparse packaging tells nothing else other than the artist names and the 119 song titles. Still, can't complain too much. Not every single is a winner, but when I break up Creation's 300 or so singles into sets of 50, there is no other lot I like more than this first group from the summer of 1983 to early 1988... Jasmine Minks, the Pastels, Weather Prophets, Felt, Phil Wilson, the House of Love, the Bodines, Primal Scream, Biff Bang Pow! and the list goes on and on. At some point I'm going to go back and do this right with an in-depth series, but for now, let's listen to a few of my favorite top-notch singles from bands I don't plan to feature further down the line in this vinyl collection series. Enjoy CRELP100. In case you were wondering, these five volumes were also sold separately as CRELP 101-105.

CRE015 7" -- Indie Chart Peak: No. 3 in 1985
The Loft - "Up the Hill and Down the Slope"
The Loft - "Tuesday"

CRE020 7" -- Indie Chart Peak: No. 3 in 1985
Meat Whiplash - "Don't Slip Up"
Meat Whiplash - "Here it Comes"

CRE050 "Irony" EP -- Indie Chart Peak: No. 22 in 1988
Emily - "Mad Dogs"
Emily - "Reflect on Rye"
Emily - "What the Fool Said"
Emily - "Old Stone Bridge"

There is one footnote on the bottom of each album cover that sums up the label and the man behind it. Probably won't surprise you. It reads... Creation Records acknowledges the following: Dan Treacy, Joseph Foster, Edward Ball, Bobby Gillespie, Jeff Barrett, Jerry Thackray, The Living Room bands and clientele and absolutely no one else.


JC said...

That's a might impressive artefact Brian. I remember looking at it back in the mid 90s and thinking it was just beyond what I wanted to pay for it. Regret it now of course.....

Brian said...

JC, I was working in a record shop at the time. That certainly helped with the price. If you ever need anything from the set, don't hesitate to give me a shout.