Medium Cool

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

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – February 1980 (Volume 11, Number 9) 

By Steve Crawford | November 9, 2022

contrast here between bands looking for press (The Police, Bob Geldof) and someone who no longer needs it (Debbie Harry)

Bob Dylan’s “The Philosophy of Modern Song” Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | November 8, 2022

room in his heart for both Santana and Johnny Ray

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1980 (Volume 11, Number 8)

By Steve Crawford | November 6, 2022

Joe Jackson, the Knack, Bram Tchaikovsky, Blondie, and the Police.

Bono On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert at The Ed Sullivan Theatre, Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2022

giving hope in a dramatic and beautiful vision of the unfinished work of greatness that is the US

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1979 (Volume 11, Number 7) 

By Steve Crawford | November 3, 2022

Strummer got so upset about questions regarding the band’s contract that he smashed Dave’s tape recorder

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” With Trashcan Sinatra’s Frank Reader

By Eileen Shapiro | November 2, 2022

That’s me, I have the pretty voice.

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1979 (Volume 11, Number 6)

By Steve Crawford | November 1, 2022

I was last seen in your crummy mag the August ’77 issue drinking Boy Howdy!

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1979 (Volume 11, Number 5

By Steve Crawford | October 29, 2022

potent

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” With The Absolutely Fabulous Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley

By Eileen Shapiro | October 27, 2022

A chaos of drink and cigarettes and champagne

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1979 (Volume 11, Number 4) 

By Steve Crawford | October 27, 2022

dumb kids who think they are at Woodstock

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1979 (Volume 11, Number 3)

By Steve Crawford | October 25, 2022

It’s not you Creem, it’s me