Legendary record label Creation Records is the subject of a new documentary entitled Upside Down, which will be released on DVD in the UK on May 9. The film, which was directed by Danny O’Connor and produced by Document Productions, Ltd., has already been met with great acclaim on the film festival circuit, selling out screenings in Gothenburg and Barcelona, among others. Upside Down will make its US premiere at SXSW in March.
Creation Records, founded by Alan McGee, Dick Green and Joe Foster, was home to many influential British bands of the 80s and 90s, including Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Super Furry Animals, Swervedriver, Teenage Fanclub, Saint Etienne, The House of Love, The Telescopes, Felt, Slowdive and many more.
The Jesus and Mary Chain, who McGee also managed, were one of the first bands to sign to Creation; their debut single “Upside Down” provided the title for the documentary.
The highly influential label was owned by Sony during the 90s, though still run by McGee, but in 1999, Creation was closed for good, due to financial troubles.
In a recent MOJO interview, McGee said of the film, “I’m forever indebted to Danny O’Connor. He has totally nailed the spirit of Creation Records. Normally I find it really hard if I’m involved in things to be complimentary but it’s shockingly good.” Crucial to the film’s success is the involvement of many of the key players in Creation’s history: appearing in the film are Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream, Noel Gallagher from Oasis, Jim Reid from The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bob Mould from Sugar and McGee himself.
Check out the preview for the film below, and head to their official site for more information.
Upside Down: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
01. Oasis – “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”
02. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Upside Down”
03. Primal Scream – “Loaded”
04. Ride – “Leave Them All Behind”
05. The Loft – “Up the Hill and Down the Slope”
06. Sugar – “If I Can’t Change Your Mind”
07. The House of Love – “Destroy The Heart”
08. Super Furry Animals – “Something 4 the Weekend”
09. Teenage Fanclub – “The Concept”
10. Swervedriver – “Duel”
11. BMX Bandits – “Serious Drugs”
12. The Boo Radleys – “Wake Up Boo!”