BBC iPlayer: Upside Down - The Creation Records Story (2011)

on Thursday, November 03, 2011
Words: Saam Das

Upside Down Creation Records iplayer

SYNOPSIS: "Documentary chronicling the highs and lows of the UK's most inspired and dissolute independent record label - Creation Records, founded by the maverick Glaswegian, Alan McGee." (

I reviewed the Creation Records documentary 'Upside Down' back in May, upon its DVD release, and thanks to good people at the BBC, you can watch it for free. It's something of a whirlwind adventure covering the chronology and people behind Creation. Instead of repeating myself, here's the final section of my DVD review:
"Director Danny O'Connor captures the philosophies and excess of Creation Records in a jovial, enjoyable manner but the overly broad scope means that 'Upside Down - The Creation Records Story' falls short of being one of the great music documentaries out there. Despite its limitations, for fans of Creation Records or any of the (several) bands featured, this documentary is undoubtedly well worth seeking out." (FADED GLAMOUR)
If you like the sound of 'Upside Down', then you'll probably also be interested in this hour long BBC programme of Creation artist performances. It includes songs from The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Ride, Oasis and Primal Scream.

STREAM: Primal Scream - Imperial

'Upside Down - The Creation Records Story' is available to watch on BBC iPlayer until 02:19, 7 Nov '11. Purchase on DVD for just £3.99 (for a limited time) at

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