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Peak Time – 50 Years of CREEM Magazine

Peak Time – 50 Years of CREEM Magazine

Playing tracks by

Stef Chura, Motorkam, The Gories, Visage, Ladymonix and more.

Chart positions

This show was 88th in the global rock chart.



In 1969, publisher Barry Kramer created _CREEM_, a rock & roll magazine both populist and subversive, throwing up a soot-covered middle finger to hype-driven, artist-enamored, coast-centric music journalism. _CREEM_ lived and breathed rock & roll, championing Detroit bands others wouldn't touch, like the MC5, the Stooges, Alice Cooper and KISS; its writers and editors included era-defining music critics such as Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh, Greil Marcus, Robert Christgau, Patti Smith and Cameron Crowe (who went on to portray the time period in his movie, _Almost Famous_). On today's show, we pay tribute to _CREEM_ (which folded in 1989) in words and song. Vivian is joined by veteran journalist Jaan Uhelszki – one of _CREEM_'s founding editors and the co-producer of the _CREEM_ documentary, _Boy Howdy!_ – to talk about wild rock 'n' roll antics, salt-of-the-earth ethos and gnarly times that defined _CREEM_'s heyday, plus we'll hear some real Detroit rock & roll from Iggy Pop, Death, MC5..