Record club regular, Keith, took control in November. He went with a theme of “Being Difficult”—that is, artists which have challenged the status quo by being “difficult” in some way.
Just to be difficult, Keith messed with the format for this event, so rather than pick three complete albums, he played side 1s from six different albums.
- The Residents: ‘Meet the Residents’, 1974
- Tangerine Dream: ‘Rubycon’, 1975
- Holger Czukay: ‘Movies’, 1979
- Sonic Youth: ‘EVOL’, 1986
- Test Dept.: ‘The Unacceptable Face of Freedom’, 1986
- My Bloody Valentine: ‘Loveless’, 1991
The Kirkgate Centre
My Bloody Valentine
The record that nearly bankrupted Creation, recorded in 19 different studios over two years, provided a no-compromise vision of music as how it really sounds in your head. A very influential album, they found it almost impossible to follow up, but they did, 22 years later!
Featured in the ‘Being Difficult’ event, this album cover upset the Beatles’ label. The Residents’ first album set their manifesto: throw away everything you learned about making music, and start again. No genre is safe from deconstruction or parody.