Playing tracks by
Stef Chura, Motorkam, The Gories, Visage, Ladymonix and more.
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..