Medium Cool

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)

By Steve Crawford | February 5, 2023

the final issue edited by Susan Whitall

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – March 1983 (Volume 14, Number 10)

By Steve Crawford | February 2, 2023

an interesting contrast

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – February 1983 (Volume 14, Number 9)

By Steve Crawford | January 31, 2023

slutty image

At the red carpet screening of The Beast Inside

By admin | January 30, 2023

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1983 (Volume 14, Number 8)

By Steve Crawford | January 29, 2023

a cow with eighteen udders

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1982 (Volume 14, Number 7)

By Steve Crawford | January 26, 2023

“If you’re black you have to play a certain type of music”

Book Review: “Pink Floyd and The Dark Side of the Moon: 50 Years,” by Martin Popoff

By Steve Crawford | January 25, 2023

What better gift for a Baby Boomer loved one?

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1982 (Volume 14, Number 6)

By Steve Crawford | January 24, 2023

guide to street drugs

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1982 (Volume 14, Number 5)

By Steve Crawford | January 22, 2023

from young lion to elder statesman

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue –September 1982 (Volume 14, Number 4)

By Steve Crawford | January 18, 2023

if the question is could a white musician still drop the “n” word in conversation in 1982, the answer is yes

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue –August 1982 (Volume 14, Number 3) 

By Steve Crawford | January 17, 2023

there was very little discussion of their latest album

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue –July 1982 (Volume 14, Number 2) 

By Steve Crawford | January 15, 2023

I feel like we’ve spawned a Frankenstein lobster

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue –June 1982 (Volume 14, Number 1) 

By Steve Crawford | January 12, 2023

I don’t LIKE Rick Johnson

Book Review: Alice Cooper @ 75 by Gary Graff  

By Steve Crawford | January 12, 2023

the depth of his work isn’t at the scope to adequately fill this 75-chapter tome

Biding Our Time In 2023

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2023

a tipping point

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” With Graig Weich “Celebrity Artist of The Stars….Beyond Comics.TV”

By Eileen Shapiro | January 5, 2023

When I was about 17 years old I was hired to draw Michael Jackson’s portrait

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue –March 1982 (Volume 13, Number 10)

By Steve Crawford | January 5, 2023

adorable

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – February 1982 (Volume 13, Number 9) 

By Steve Crawford | January 3, 2023

Bill Holdship is no ordinary word

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1982 (Volume 13, Number 8) 

By Steve Crawford | January 1, 2023

It’s all a sideline to me

“Chuck Berry: An American Life,” by RJ Smith  Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | January 1, 2023

“Either he was a very complicated man, or there was no THERE there. I’m still really not sure which.”  

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1981 (Volume 13, Number 7) 

By Steve Crawford | December 29, 2022

their best issue of the year

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1981 (Volume 13, Number 6) 

By Steve Crawford | December 27, 2022

orgasm after orgasm on THAT particular issue

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1981 (Volume 13, Number 5) 

By Steve Crawford | December 25, 2022

Parlaying screaming chariots of thud

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” Meets The Wow In Bow Wow Wow Annabella Lwin

By Eileen Shapiro | December 23, 2022

We have to trust the universe more, that’s why I chant

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1981 (Volume 13, Number 4)

By Steve Crawford | December 22, 2022

“Lots of people say you sing like a duck – what do you think about THAT?”

The Neil Diamond Musical: A Beautiful Noise At The Broadhurst Theatre, Sunday, December 18th, 2022, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 22, 2022

the dream of America is defined by a teenage Jewish boy.

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1981 (Volume 13, Number 3)

By Steve Crawford | December 20, 2022

You’re too much into rock…I’ve never been a lover of rock

James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way Of The Water” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2022

Stay away

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1981 (Volume 13, Number 2) 

By Steve Crawford | December 18, 2022

Brian Johnson’s fingerprints were found all over Bon Scott’s neck

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1981 (Volume 13, Number 1) 

By Steve Crawford | December 15, 2022

Let’s not talk again real soon, OK

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” Checks Into A Motel…

By Eileen Shapiro | December 14, 2022

The best music ever is 80’s music.

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1981 (Volume 12, Number 12) 

By Steve Crawford | December 13, 2022

The ideal specimen of Genotype Cointoss

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1981 (Volume 12, Number 11) 

By Steve Crawford | December 11, 2022

one of the most important events in the history of the magazine

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – March 1981 (Volume 12, Number 10) 

By Steve Crawford | December 8, 2022

a wimp or some sissy

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” Meets Caleb Quale

By Eileen Shapiro | December 7, 2022

I was traveling around and sharing my story in churches


 Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – February 1981 (Volume 12, Number 9) 

By Steve Crawford | December 6, 2022

day drinking

The Beast Inside: A Different Kind Of Horror

By Rosalind Anderson | December 5, 2022

her desperate attempt to rid herself of a family inherited demon

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1981 (Volume 12, Number 8) 

By Steve Crawford | December 4, 2022

I don’t believe in tomorrows

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1980 (Volume 12, Number 7) 

By Steve Crawford | December 1, 2022

Boy Howdy! did Susan Whitall put together a solid team of writers

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” Goes To Camden, Sees Adam Ant In 2018

By Eileen Shapiro | November 30, 2022

“This was his best performance ever.”


Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1980 (Volume 12, Number 6) 

By Steve Crawford | November 29, 2022

an almost indefinable purity

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1980 (Volume 12, Number 5) 

By Steve Crawford | November 27, 2022

I haven’t had sex with half the guys I’ve been out with

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1980 (Volume 12, Number 4) 

By Steve Crawford | November 24, 2022

excellent work by future editor John Kordosh

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” With epic drummer of the “Stray Cats”, Slim Jim Phantom

By Eileen Shapiro | November 23, 2022

We were respected by the fans and all the musicians

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1980 (Volume 12, Number 3)

By Steve Crawford | November 22, 2022

America IS such a violent society and everybody sort of seems to ACCEPT it

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1980 (Volume 12, Number 2)

By Steve Crawford | November 20, 2022

I enjoy offending people

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1980 (Volume 11, Number 12)

By Steve Crawford | November 15, 2022

Female rockers from the 70’s were celebrated

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1980 (Volume 11, Number 11) 

By Steve Crawford | November 13, 2022

There is still no sign of life across the Atlantic

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – March 1980 (Volume 11, Number 10) 

By Steve Crawford | November 10, 2022

Led Zeppelin towered over the competition

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” With Latin Jazz’s Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics

By Eileen Shapiro | November 9, 2022

Nicknamed “Chops”, by Miles Davis