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Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-85 / five CD box

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Cherry Red will issue Artifact: The Dawn of Creation Records 1983-1985 in September, a new five-CD box set that charts the early years of the legendary UK independent record label.

The 124-track ‘various artists’ collection includes songs by bands such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Jasmine Minks, and The X-Men and comprises two discs of early A and B-sides, a third CD of rarities and album tracks, a further disc of previously unissued demos and finally a fifth CD of rare BBC sessions.

Artifact is packaged as a ‘bookset’ with a 12,000-word essay from Neil Taylor, rare photos and personal reminiscences.

Artifact: The Dawn of Creation Records 1983-1985 will be released on 25 September 2015.



Track listing

DISC 1: SINGLES

  • 1. THE LEGEND! – ‘73 In’83
  • 2. THE LEGEND! – You (Chunka Chunka) We’re Glamorous
  • 3. THE LEGEND! – Melt The Guns
  • 4. THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM – Flowers In The Sky
  • 5. THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM – In The Afternoon
  • 6. BIFF BANG POW! – Fifty Years Of Fun
  • 7. BIFF BANG POW! – Then When I Scream
  • 8. THE JASMINE MINKS – Think!
  • 9. THE JASMINE MINKS – Work For Nothing
  • 10. THE PASTELS – Something Going On
  • 11. THE PASTELS – Stay With Me Till Morning
  • 12. THE X-MEN – Do The Ghost
  • 13. THE X-MEN – Talk
  • 14. BIFF BANG POW! – There Must Be A Better Life
  • 15. BIFF BANG POW! – The Chocolate Elephant Man
  • 16. THE JASMINE MINKS – Where The Traffic Goes
  • 17. THE JASMINE MINKS – Mr Magic
  • 18. THE LOFT – Why Does The Rain
  • 19. THE LOFT – Like 20. THE LOFT – Winter *
  • 21. THE LEGEND! – The Legend! Destroys The Blues
  • 22. THE LEGEND! – Arrogant Bastards
  • 23. THE X-MEN – Bad Girl
  • 24. THE PASTELS – Million Tears
  • 25. THE PASTELS – Surprise Me
  • 26.THE PASTELS – Baby Honey

* Bonus tracks

DISC 2: SINGLES

  • 1. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – Upside Down
  • 2. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – Vegetable Man
  • 3. THE LOFT – Up The Hill And Down The Slope
  • 4. THE LOFT – Your Door Shines Like Gold
  • 5. THE LOFT – Lonely Street
  • 6. THE LOFT – Time
  • 7. THE BODINES – God Bless
  • 8. THE BODINES – Paradise
  • 9. PRIMAL SCREAM – All Fall Down
  • 10. PRIMAL SCREAM – It Happens
  • 11. THE JASMINE MINKS – What’s Happening
  • 12. THE JASMINE MINKS – Black & Blue
  • 13. MEAT WHIPLASH- Don’t Slip Up
  • 14. MEAT WHIPLASH – Here It Comes
  • 15. FIVE GO DOWN TO THE SEA? – Singing In Braille
  • 16. FIVE GO DOWN TO THE SEA? – Aunt Nelly
  • 17. FIVE GO DOWN TO THE SEA? – Silk Brain Worm Women
  • 18. THE MOODISTS – Justice And Money Too
  • 19. THE MOODISTS – You’ve Got Your Story
  • 20. THE MOODISTS – Take Us All Home
  • 21. THE PASTELS – I’m Alright With You
  • 22. THE PASTELS – Couldn’t Care Less
  • 23. THE PASTELS – What It’s Worth
  • 24. BIFF BANG POW! – Love And Hate *
  • 25. THE WEATHER PROPHETS – Worm In My Brain *

* Bonus tracks

DISC 3: RARITIES & ALBUM TRACKS

  • 1. THE LAUGHING APPLE – Participate!
  • 2. THE LAUGHING APPLE – Wouldn’t You?
  • 3. THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM – In The Afternoon (Early Vsn)
  • 4. THE JASMINE MINKS – The Thirty Second Set Up
  • 5. THE JASMINE MINKS – Somers Town
  • 6. BIFF BANG POW! – Fifty Years Of Fun (Almost Live Version)
  • 7. BIFF BANG POW! – Waterbomb!
  • 8. J.C. BROUCHARD with BIFF BANG POW! – Someone Stole My Wheels
  • 9. J.C. BROUCHARD with BIFF BANG POW! – Sunny Days
  • 10. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – Upside Down (Demo Version)
  • 11. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – Just Like Honey (Oct 84 Demo)
  • 12. THE BODINES – God Bless (Alternative Version)
  • 13. THE MEMBRANES – I Am Fish Eye
  • 14. THE MEMBRANES – Gift Of Life

ALIVE IN THE LIVING ROOM:

  • 15. THE JASMINE MINKS – Seven And Seven Is
  • 16. THE JUNE BRIDES – I Fall
  • 17. THE LEGEND! – Arrogant Bastards
  • 18. THE THREE JOHNS – A.W.O.L.
  • 19. THE LOFT – Your Door Shines Like Gold
  • 20. THE MEKONS – Rock’n’Roll Shoes
  • 21. THE LEGEND! & HIS SWINGING SOUL SISTERS – Sweet Soul Music
  • 22. THE JASMINE MINKS – Green Fuz
  • 23. ALTERNATIVE TV – Lonely Lenny

BONUS TRACKS

  • 24. TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – A Picture Of Dorian Gray (live)
  • 25. TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – The Dream Inspires (live) *
  • 26. TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – Family Affair (live)

* * = previously unissued

DISC 4: DEMOS

  • 1. THE JASMINE MINKS – All Fall Down *
  • 2. THE JASMINE MINKS – Work *
  • 3. THE JASMINE MINKS – Second Post *
  • 4. THE LEGEND! – Boredom (Is) *
  • 5. MEAT WHIPLASH – Losing Your Grip *
  • 6. MEAT WHIPLASH – Always Sunday *
  • 7. MEAT WHIPLASH – Walk Away *
  • 8. THE LEGEND! – Victorian Values *
  • 9. THE X-MEN – Home *
  • 10. THE X-MEN – Planet Of The X *
  • 11. THE MOODISTS – The Train From Kansas City *
  • 12. THE MOODISTS – The Day They All Wake Up *
  • 13. THE MOODISTS – I Guess I’m Dumb *
  • 14. THE LEGEND! – Social Protest (By Numbers) *
  • 15. THE JASMINE MINKS – Mr Magic *
  • 16. THE JASMINE MINKS – Friends *
  • 17. THE LEGEND! – Do You Remember *
  • 18. BIFF BANG POW! – Lost Your Dreams (Demo)
  • 19. BIFF BANG POW! – I’m Okay Me (Demo)
  • 20. THE LEGEND! – Picture The Scene *
  • 21. THE X-MEN – A Tryst For Liszt *
  • 22. THE X-MEN – Stone Cold One Note Mind *
  • 23. THE JASMINE MINKS – Choice *
  • 24. THE JASMINE MINKS – Everybody’s Got To Grow Up Sometime *

* = previously unissued

DISC 5: BBC SESSIONS

  • 1. THE X-MEN – The Witch (John Peel 13/9/1984)
  • 2. THE X-MEN – Little Girl (John Peel 13/9/1984)
  • 3. THE X-MEN – Xtramental (John Peel 13/9/1984)
  • 4. THE LOFT – On A Tuesday (Janice Long 9/12/1984)
  • 5. THE LOFT – Skeleton Staircase (Janice Long 9/12/1984)
  • 6. THE LOFT – The Canal And The Big Red Town (Janice Long 9/12/1984)
  • 7. THE LOFT – Lonely Street (Janice Long 9/12/1984)
  • 8. THE MOODISTS – Other Man (John Peel 10/7/85)
  • 9. THE MOODISTS – Bullet Train (John Peel 10/7/85)
  • 10. THE MOODISTS – Take The Red Carpet Out Of Town (John Peel 10/7/85)
  • 11. THE MOODISTS – Justice And Money Too (John Peel 10/7/85)
  • 12. MEAT WHIPLASH – Loss (John Peel 28/10/1985)
  • 13. MEAT WHIPLASH – Walk Away (John Peel 28/10/1985)
  • 14. MEAT WHIPLASH – Eat Me To The Core (John Peel 28/10/1985)
  • 15. MEAT WHIPLASH – She Comes Tomorrow (John Peel 28/10/1985)
  • 16. THE BODINES – Scar Tissue (Janice Long 13/10/1985)
  • 17.THE BODINES – Therese (Janice Long 13/10/1985)
  • 18. THE BODINES – William Shatner (Janice Long 13/10/1985)
  • 19. THE BODINES – The Back Door (Janice Long 13/10/1985)

BONUS TRACKS

  • 20. THE LOFT – Beware (Live)
  • 21. THE LOFT – Wide Open Arms (Live)
  • 22. THE LOFT – Worm In My Brain (Live)
  • 23. THE LOFT – Up The Hill And Down The Slope (Live)


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9 responses to Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-85 / five CD box

  1. Paul English says:

    The singles were compiled on the five CD Creation Soup in 1991. The vinyl versions of these sounded quite poor.

    It’s a nice -looking package but not the best period for the label.

  2. Charles Hodgson says:

    Disagree – this WAS the best era for the label IMO. Before the term / scene known as C86 was coined. WELL before the dreaded Oasis / Boo Radleys era.
    Bodines radio session and Meat Whiplash radio session and demos / rarities look particularly interesting. The Loft and Jasmine Minks were no slouches either.

  3. Gary says:

    I wonder if Cherry Red will ever turn their attention to Sarah Records?

    • Albais says:

      Totally agree with Gary, saw part of the documentary about the label and they we’re some very intersting artists to discover like The Waken.

      So let’s hope so…

  4. Diable says:

    Can I argue ’89 – ’92?

  5. Padraig says:

    Yes you can…MVB, Ride and Slowdive make a compelling case.

  6. Saad says:

    This is before they blotted their copybook with derivative unoriginal bands and put a nail in the coffin with Emperors New Clothes bombast of Oasis and Cool Brittania with Tony Blair!

  7. Ramon says:

    Hey, Superdeluxeedition!

    Deal alert!! a couple of marketplace sellers in amazon.fr are selling this box set at 35 eur (around 25 GBP). Hurry up!.

    http://www.amazon.fr/gp/offer-listing/B00ZY7H7EQ/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=&sr=

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