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The Creation was an English rock band, formed in Their best-known songs are " Making Time ", which was one of the first rock songs to feature a guitar played with a bowand " Painter Man ", which made the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart in late and reached No.
It was later covered by Boney M inand reached the No. Creation biographer Sean Egan defined their style as "a unique hybrid of pop, rock, psychedelia and the avant garde.
Most of the members of what would eventually become Creation were initially members of The Mark Foura British beat group based in CheshuntHertfordshire.
Dalton then left the band, later joining The Kinks as a replacement for Pete Quaifeand was replaced by new bassist Tony Cooke. Around the same time, Thompson left the band and was not replaced. In Aprilthe group signed a management deal with Tony Stratton-Smith. He promptly suggested replacing Cooke with new bassist Bob Garner previously of the Tony Sheridan Band and a name change.
The band took him This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed - The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium on both suggestions: it was Pickett who came up with the name The Creationbased on a reference he found Painter Man - The Creation - The Singles Collection a book of Russian poetry.
The band's style, produced by Shel Talmywas, at this point, loud pop artsimilar to early records by The Who. However, the band was unsatisfied with Preston's Whatever - Oasis - Its Not Blur!! work, [ citation needed Ich Will - Rammstein - Lichtspielhaus (DVD) and in less than three weeks Jones was Painter Man - The Creation - The Singles Collection back and rejoined the group.
Their next single, October 's "Painter Man", became their biggest hit, reaching No. The Creation took their pop art experimentation slightly further when, during live performances of "Painter Man," Pickett would spray-paint a canvas during their concerts before a member of the road crew would set fire to the artwork on stage.
Their commercial momentum in Germany was strong enough for a Creation album called We Are Paintermen to be issued in mid for the German and continental European market, compiled from previously issued singles and several newly recorded songs.
By this time, the band's sound had developed into a more typically mids psychedelic rock sound, which has been retroactively described as freakbeat. The band remained popular in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
The single So Many Ways (Force Mass Motion Mix) - Doran - Automatic Is Just Beginning" was released in the UK towards the end ofbut almost immediately afterwards guitarist Eddie Phillps announced his departure. He was replaced for several European tour dates by guitarist Tony Ollard, but within a matter of weeks, vocalist Bob Garner also quit the group and by FebruaryThe Creation had officially ceased to exist.
However, demand was still strong in continental Europe for Creation records and live shows, and almost immediately after the band had disbanded drummer Jack Jones formed a new Creation line-up, bringing back Kenny Pickett as singer. However this Creation line-up splintered almost immediately, and by June, the band was no more. Despite their early demise and lack of hits, The Creation posthumously became highly influential, acknowledged as an inspiration by Paul WellerRidePete TownshendThe Sex Pistols and others.
Eddie Phillips became bass player in P. Arnold 's backing band during the late s. He left the music business for a time in the s, but by was collaborating again with Kenny Pickett as a songwriter. The two wrote the hit single " Teacher, Teacher " for Rockpile. Kenny Pickett continued as songwriter for the Creation's American producer, Shel Talmyand issued some solo recordings in the s and s. He later sang with The Kennedy Express. He later participated in various Creation reunions see below.
This line-up also recorded material for a new album in a more contemporary rock style such as new wavebut this project was never completed or even titled. The reformed band continued to tour, with various line-up changes, capitalising on their cult notoriety with the underground mod and garage rock audiences. Inthe original line-up consisting of Phillips, Pickett, Garner and Jones got together to record the album Power Surgeissued in on UK indie label Creation Recordswhich had been named in honour of the group.
Some years earlier The Godfathersanother UK alternative rock band of the time, had also included a cover of the song on their album Unreal worldso that the tune "How Does It Feel to Feel?
Pickett died on January 10, but the group continued for a time with Garner as lead vocalist. The band performed in the United States for the first Painter Man - The Creation - The Singles Collection in Garner and Jones both exited the band sometime in the early s; Garner died on July 16, The only original member left in the current line-up is Phillips.
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