Celebrate Creation Records at Dukes

John Robb (needs a pic byline for Richard Davis).
John Robb (needs a pic byline for Richard Davis).

AN independent British record label largely responsible for shaping the music tastes of a generation is being celebrated at The Dukes on Wednesday night.

Creation Records, which helped create Oasis, Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Super Furry Animals as well as many other underground 1980’s and 90’s bands will form the main topic for discussion at the next Wired In event, which kicks off at 7pm.

Regardless of your age, you’re bound to have heard of music by the afforementioned acts, as well as My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Teenage Fanclub, Saint Ettiene, The Boo Radleys, or The Membranes, whose former frontman John Robb will be at the Dukes sharing his thoughts on the legacy of Creation Records, from 8pm.

You may know Robb, who was born in Fleetwood and grew up in Blackpool, from punk band Goldblade, who have made more than one appearance in Lancaster of late.

Headed up by Alan McGee, who was crowned “Godlike genius” by NME in 1995, Creation Records rose and fell for nearly 20 years, but the label’s peak (despite, but perhaps because of being part owned by Sony at the time) must have been Oasis’ global success during the mid 1990s.

The free night of homage begins with music by Lancaster’s The Ealing Electricals and The Lovely Eggs, accompanied by visuals supplied by Richard Davis of Wired In.

The Dukes Cinema will then screen Upside Down (The Creation Records story) from 9pm. Tickets are £5.50/£4.50 and for more information go to www.totallywired.org.uk.

The Lovely Eggs also play Kendal Calling Festival this weekend, and are scheduled to appear on the Songsmith Solar Stage late on Friday night.

See the Lancaster Guardian (28-07-11) for full story.