In its 1970s heyday, Detroit-based music magazine Creem was home to seminal editors/writers like Lester Bangs, Robert Christgau, Greil Marcus, Patti Smith. Indeed, it was in its pages that Dave Marsh coined the term "punk rock" in 1971. Creem’s content was superb. It was unabashedly critical of fame, didn’t take itself too seriously, and documented the more underground artists, bands, and scenes of the time, from the MC5 to Alice Cooper, New York City’s glam rock culture to the proto-punks of the US and UK. Boy Howdy! is director Scott Crawford’s forthcoming documentary about Creem and I absolutely can’t wait to see it. Until then, I’ll proudly wear the fantastic t-shirt below, scribbled by my pal Jess Rotter! And yes, they’re also selling Creem’s classic Boy Howdy! tshirt, as worn by the likes of John Lennon (image below).

Boy Howdy! and Creem magazine merch

An interesting read via Boing Boing

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