Fight! Who was the most important label, Creation or Factory?
Fight! Who was the most important label, Creation or Factory? amy Britton claims it was Creation...

 

1. Both were run by maverick opinionated bosses who had a lot to say about music. Creation by Alan McGee and Factory by Tony Wilson. Both were capable of starting creative riots.
2. both had films made about them…Creation with the excellent Upside Down, Factory with the amusing 24 Hour Party People.
3. Both had key defining bands of their decades from Creation with Oasis in the nineties and Factory with Joy Division…both band’s from Manchester coincidentally.
4. Both were born out of punk rock, Factory went on an artful route and Creation combined psychedelia and punk.
5. Both labels had lots of smaller bands who made great, overlooked records6.

6. Both labels had great tales to tell of creativity, madness and lunatic lifestyles…

What do you think? Who’s the winner in this titanic struggle of eighties indie cool?

Fight! Who was the most important label, Creation or Factory?
Fight! Who was the most important label, Creation or Factory?

5 COMMENTS

  1. Creation had the sales, but Factory were definitely cooler, along with the fact that they really didn’t give a shit and wouldn’t follow the norm. Factory will always be legendary, Creation won’t. Fac 79-92 all the way for me.

  2. Factory anytime, not just the music but also the artwork. Original vinyl and posters now go for silly money and the images are so iconic

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