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CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine


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“Vintage rock fans will be in (cough) high heaven.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety

Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse — spotlighting iconic features, interviews, and anecdotes along the way — then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.  Featuring interviews with Cameron Crowe, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Michael Stipe, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Wayne Kramer and more. (Dir. by Kevin Scott Crawford, 2019, USA, 75 mins., Not Rated)

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