Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: The return of CREEM magazine

Back in the 1970s, one of the more interesting music magazines was CREEM, an irreverent weekly publication out of Detroit that called itself “America’s only rock’n’roll magazine.”

Unlike Rolling Stone or some of its American contemporaries, CREEM had an irreverence that was a lot of fun and focused a lot on the punk and New Wave era. In fact, the phrase “punk rock” as we use it today was coined in a CREEM article by writer Dave Marsh.

CREEM went out of business in the late 80s before briefly being revived as a glossy in the 90s, but that didn’t last long. Now, though, CREEM is returning as an online publication that will also include a quarterly physical magazine that will be available through subscription only. Meanwhile, the entire CREEM archive is available online. Go to for more.

Alan Cross

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