Action Painting by The Creation


Double vinyl LP pressing. The Creation were a dynamic band with an equally engaging image, they would burn brightly for less than two years, yet would leave an indelible mark upon music history. With producer du jour Shel Talmy at the helm (The Who, Kinks, Easybeats, Cat Stevens) The Creation went on an incredible two year tear of singles, including “Making Time,” “How Does It Feel To Feel,” “Tom Tom,” and “If I Stay Too Long.” By 1968 it was over. Eddie Phillips’ trademark guitar bowing would be nicked by Jimmy Page and Boney M would cheese-up “Painter Man.” Over the nearly five decades since, The Creation has seen a tremendous resurgence in interest. First it was the Jam flossing “Making Time” on the inner sleeve of All Mod Cons. A few years later Alan McGee formed the band Biff Bang Pow and his Creation record label. By the turn of the century a new generation had discovered the band via a strategic placement in Wes Anderson’s Rushmore. Presented here for the first time are twenty Creation studio recordings, remastered from the original tapes by Shel Talmy, and given fresh stereo mixes where previously unavailable. New essays by Dean Rudland and Alec Palao tell the band’s story and dive into their complete studio sessions. Scores of previously unpublished photographs adorn the accompanying booklet. Numero has rounded the whole package out with four tracks by pre-Creation freakbeat quartet the Mark Four, making Action Painting the definitive collection of this legendary UK band.


1Making TimeThe Creation
2Hurt Me If You WillThe Creation
3I'm LeavingThe Creation
4Work All Day (Sleep All Night)The Creation
5Going Down FastThe Creation
6Try and Stop MeThe Creation
1Painter ManThe Creation
2Life Is Just BeginningThe Creation
3The Girls Are NakedThe Creation
4Bonie MaronieThe Creation
5Uncle BertThe Creation
6Biff, Bang, Pow (Stereo)The Creation
1How Does It Feel to Feel (Us Version - Stereo)The Creation
2For All That I Am (Stereo)The Creation
3Can I Join Your Band (Stereo)The Creation
4Through My Eyes (Stereo)The Creation
5Nightmares (Stereo)The Creation
6Sweet HelenThe Creation
1If I Stay Too Long (Stereo)The Creation
2Tom Tom (Stereo)The Creation
3Midway Down (Stereo)The Creation
4I Am the Walker (Stereo)The Creation
5Ostrich ManThe Creation
6How Does It Feel to Feel (UK Version - Stereo)The Creation


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