Creem Magazine music critic and editor Lester Bangs
once remarked, “Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.” This driving principle, while it should be behind all forms of criticism, especially drove the work Bangs and others did at Creem Magazine during the famous rock magazine’s twenty-year stint. Started as an alternative to the more famous Rolling Stone, Creem allowed critics to take an edgier approach to criticism that matching the energy of the rock music which they wrote about.
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Now, more than thirty years since the magazine’s last issues (not considering the short run Creem had in the ’90s), a recent trailer for the documentary from Greenwich Entertainment titled “Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” has been released.
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