The CREATION – ” Action Painting “

Posted: November 24, 2022 in MUSIC

A dynamic band with an equally engaging image, they would shine for less than two years but would leave an indelible mark on music history. With once-in-a-time producer Shel Talmy (The Who, Kinks, Easybeats, Cat Stevens and others), The Creation released an incredible two-year streak of singles, including “Making Time,” “How Does It Feel To Feel,” “Tom Tom” and others. pearls. 1968 it was over. Eddie Phillips’ trademark guitar bow would later be adopted by Jimmy Page and Boney M would give an up in “Painter Man.”

Over the nearly five decades since then, the band has seen a tremendous resurgence of interest. First up with Paul Weller and his The Jam “Making Time” on the inside cover of All Mod Cons. A few years later Alan McGee formed the band Biff Bang Pow and his record label Creation. At the turn of the century, a new generation discovered the band through a strategic placement on Wes Anderson’s Rushmore.

“Action Paiting”, a double compilation with a sensational book, released by the no less sensational The Numero Group, the album brings for the first time the complete recordings of Creation. All 42 tracks were remastered from Shel Talmy’s original tapes and received new stereo mixes where previously not available. New rehearsals by Dean Rudland and Alec Palao tell the band’s story and dive into their full studio sessions. Dozens of unreleased photographs adorn the 80-page hardcover book that accompanies it. The entire pack closes with four tracks from pre-Creation freakbeat quartet Mark Four, making “Action Painting” the definitive collection from this legendary UK band.

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