Century Media Queensryche fans are now getting a chance to hear new music from the…
- Posted on Jan 11th 2010 6:15AM by Matt Glazebrook
'Upside Down', which is due out in the Spring, will trace the existence of the London-based imprint from its formation in 1983, through its sale to Sony and mid-'90s Britpop heyday, up until its eventual demise in 1999.
Aside from its massive hits with Oasis's 'Definitely Maybe' and '(What's the Story) Morning Glory', other successful bands on the Creation books have included My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Super Furry Animals.
Despite its star-studded roster, however, McGee's label was as well known for drug intake and partying as it was for chart-topping records. "We were dysfunctional people working with dysfunctional bands but somehow we still managed to function," former managing director Tim Abbott told the Guardian.
For 'Upside Down' director Danny O'Connor, it seems, the extra-curricular activities were just as much of a selling point as the musical end product. "No one does excess like Creation, no one does great records like Creation," he told the Guardian. "Creation was an indie, but it didn't wear a cardigan, it didn't apologise. There was a real power in its punch. If you think that rock 'n' roll is all about swagger -- this is your film."