Of the different 60’s freak beat, psych bands The Creation were one of the most formidable with their charging anthems that would light up the stage they performed on and the dancefloors their songs were played in, the pioneering screeching violin bow guitar playing of Eddie Phillips plus the sly drawl vocals of Kenny Picket their self-penned songs such as Biff Bang Pow, Painter Men, How Does It feel To Feel and Making Time made the band ultimate favourites of the period, with their distinctive look of wearing similar or the same outfits, possibly in a nudge towards The Beatles their output is drawing interest today which is the reason why Edsel have decided to rerelease a bunch of their material in the guise of 4 separately coloured vinyl albums.
With the band not releasing an album in their 60s heyday it was years later that the band would have their material compiled into albums, We Are Paintermen and How Does It Feel To Feel, making all their material easily accessible to new youngers fans, what with Alan McGee naming his all-conquering Creation Records label being names after the band plus one of the labels biggest bands Ride covering one of their tunes, this opening of the flood gates drew interest to the band leading to further musical treats to be uncovered including an unreleased album Psychedelic Rose that was recorded by the original line up when they reformed in 87/88.
Fast forward to 1994 the band were persuaded to reform again which lead the band to record what appears to be their final album Power Surge, released by Creation Records, the results might not have had the exciting edge of their 60’s material but there was still something there that gave enjoyable music once more to their baying fans. The Shel Talmy might be the bands most accessible material but these 4 vinyl releases deserve their place in the limelight again. Remastered and pressed on different coloured vinyl, grab yourself a piece of the action.
All 4 albums can be purchased via the Demon Records website