Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Creation Records put out all sorts of chaotic, inspired, noisy and wilfully uncommercial music before they had their heads turned by Oasis (after which scruffy kids in suede jackets and scuffed winklepickers were largely shown the door and sales and charts and being the biggest band in the world became the order of the day). The Telescopes started out in 1987 in Burton-on-Trent and landed on Creation in the early 90s. Flying came out as a single in 1991. It is described as shoegaze but it's squally and discordant rather than dreamy and mesmerising. A lot of music in 1991 was in this vein, bursts of art and noise and hidden melodies, flying from the arc started by punk 15 years or so before and the mid 80s re-discovery of the Velvets, Suicide and 60s psyche-rock.