For a group whose career spanned a mere 18 months, The Creation had a big impact on popular culture, giving rise to Alan McGee’s band (Biff Bang Pow!) and record label, while the Pistols, Ride and Boney M interpreted their songs. This, their ‘great lost album’, won’t excite the same response.
Recorded 20 years after the original group split up, it bears scant relation to their ’60s apogee, peddling as it does the kind of turgid, graceless rock that the one-time modernists set out to overthrow. “Radio Beautiful” has a certain unkempt charm but, ultimately, this is a lumbering reminder that precious little good comes from revisiting your past.