A Rock ‘n’ roll magazine for the people
Founded in 1969, CREEM rose from the ashes of the Detroit riots and ushered in a new era of raucous, participatory, journalism.
Its manifesto was simple: “A rock ‘n’ roll magazine for the people.”
With a wink and a nod, CREEM encouraged a certain irreverent, deprecatory and humorous tone, which permeated its pages and became its calling card. CREEM’s voice and aesthetic captured rock's spirit and energy in a way rivals could not replicate, and CREEM quickly established itself as an authentic voice in rock - as real as the artists themselves. In its heyday, CREEM was the most unflinching and uncompromising music magazine in America. 50 years later, it remains a seditious spirit in rock 'n' roll.
The Archive To End All Archives
CREEM has archives spanning 20 years, including iconic features like Stars Cars and CREEM's profiles, along with works from notable alumni such as Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh, Patti Smith, Greil Marcus, Cameron Crowe, Robert Christgau, Jaan Uhelszki, and many more.