Amongst the raw ragged pure energy bands from the 60’s The Creation were amongst the very best. Mixing on stage tomfoolery using violin bow to create ear splitting feedback the bands material still stands up as some of the very best of the period.
Demon Music Group have brought together the bands only full length album We Are Paintermen along with fab compilation How Does It Feel To Fell in a glossy 7” 2 CD set featuring rare photos and memorabilia, this makes the release an essential purchase for new and old fans alike.
Originally released in 1967 on the Hit Ton German label We Are Paintermen contained some of the band most well known and loved anthems, covers included the charged up Cool Jerk, Like A Rolling Stone and Hey Joe. Eddie Phillips provided the bands chugging guitar sound Making Time was a prime example of his 6 string skills, along with Biff Bang Pow, Try and Stop Me and If I Stay Too Long made the band favourites on the mod British invasion circuit of the time.
There are several compilations that have been released from the bands original inception however the ultimate collection has to be How Does It Feel To Feel. Included is virtually all of the bands singles from 1966-1968 plus a few other tracks of interest from this same period. The bands full on electric charge is captured magnificently on the title track, which was covered by 90’s shoegaze darlings RIDE, further tracks of note include Motown Leaving Here themed Sylvette, Yardbirds-esque Ostrich Man and The Kinks sounding Uncle Bert.
We Are Paintermen + How Does It Feel To Feel 2 CD can be purchased via the following link