Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 6:15pm |
"Outsiders, chancers, lunatics, misfits, drug addicts and sociopaths." That's how the cast of Upside Down: The Creation Records Story are described. "It's all about the music and the clothes and the drugs and the football and going and having a great night out," says Noel Gallagher. "Who wouldn't want to be involved in all that?"
Alan McGee's independent record label tore up the rule book during the late '80s and '90s. Home to Oasis, Primal Scream, Saint Etienne, Super Furry Animals, Ride, My Bloody Valentine and a whole host of others, the imprint was known for taking chances on artists that the major labels wouldn't. And, notoriously, for its ethos of unbridled hedonistic delinquency and ranging rock and roll behaviour.
"I was absolutely delusional," says McGee. "I actually thought I was up there with Beethoven or Shakespeare, that I was creating metaphysical history by running Creation Records."
Booze, drugs, millions of sales, breakdowns and near bankruptcy. This film's got it all.
To celebrate the release of the DVD and Blu Ray, we've teamed up with Sony CMG UK to give away three CD copies of the incredible Upside Down: The Creation Records Story soundtrack. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the following question:
What year was Primal Scream’s Screamadelica released?
Please leave your answer in the comments section below, the closing date for the competition is midnight, May 27.
Sony CMG UK have also created this playlist featuring everyone from Primal Scream, Pulp and Blur; to Reef, The Boo Radleys and Spin Doctors; and Shed Seven, Kula Shaker and Lightning Seeds. Are you mad fer it? Because we certainly are.
Long live the mixtape!
Playlists We Love
Weekly Top 100 Tracks
Every Monday we publish a chart of the Top 100 tracks added to playlists in the previous week
New Releases UK
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the UK
Indie Feel Good
A hand picked selection of new indie music chosen to put a lift in your step & a smile on your face.
UK TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the top-selling singles in the UK, updated regularly.
USA TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the best-selling singles in the United States, updated regularly.
New Releases USA
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the USA
The very latest under-the-radar tracks you need to hear
The World's Most Perfect Pop Songs
The most perfect pop songs from around the world.
This is the perfect playlist to unwind & relax to
Songs To Fall Asleep To
Feeling tired? This playlist is designed to help you unwind and send you to sleep.