Creem (Magazine)- October 1972

FrontCreem (which is always capitalized in print as CREEM despite the magazine’s nameplate appearing in lower case letters), “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine”, was a monthly rock ‘n’ roll publication first published in March 1969 by Barry Kramer and founding editor Tony Reay. It suspended production in 1989 but received a short-lived renaissance in the early 1990s as a glossy tabloid. Lester Bangs, often cited as “America’s Greatest Rock Critic”, became editor in 1971.

Find more about this magazine in my first entry about Creem.

This is another Creem magazin from my archive, including stories about Humble Pie,

Fasten your seatl-belts and enjoy the journey with the time machine into the year 1971. A time when music was for many people one of he most important things of life.



1 thought on “Creem (Magazine)- October 1972

  1. The OED and Yale Book of Quotations both cite this issue as including the first known use of the word “grunge” to describe music. “1972 L. Bangs in Creem Oct. 65/3 What do they sound like? Great! Grunge noise and mystikal studio abstractions.”

    But they don’t say who Lester was writing about. Would be a great addition if you could find that quote and post a pic of the article.


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