CREEM: America's Only Rock'n'Roll Magazine: a documentary in progress that explores the seminal music magazine from its 1969 launch in Detroit to the untimely death of its publisher Barry Kramer in 1981. With the Motor City as its backdrop, the magazine was created to document the vibrant local music community with emerging locals like Alice Cooper, Mitch Ryder, Bob Seger, and others. As its readership grew, groundbreaking artists like NY Dolls, Lou Reed, Iggy, Clash, Funkadelic, MC5 and others found a home with CREEM.
The magazine was as irreverent as it was passionate about the music that it covered—featuring writers like the late Lester Bangs, Robert Christgau, Greil Marcus, Susan Whitall, Ben Edmonds, Patti Smith, Cameron Crowe, Dave Marsh (who was the first to coin the term "punk rock" in 1971 within its pages), Jaan Uhelszki and others.
CREEM was bold, raw and took no prisoners—over 40 years later, it remains a ubiquitous spirit in rock'n'roll, from the pages of Rolling Stone to Pitchfork.
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