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New image showing the ‘bookset’ styling of Artifact: The Dawn of Creation Records 1983-85  a new five-disc set which is due in September.

This is a Cherry Red release and features 124 tracks from artists including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Jasmine Minks, and The X-Men.  It 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.

The pages in the book contain 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. USA and Canada pre-orders now available.



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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Robin Z.

A record company that didn’t have any good artists?

[…] Artifact: The Dawn of Creation Records 1983-1985 is out now. For a full track listing visit this post. […]

stuart s

..and now no ones out. Everybody on farcebook or twitface.