…CREEM magazine book and controversy

In books, magazines on April 4, 2008 at 3:50 pm

…Bill Holdship from the Detroit Metro Times puts the best spin on this stuff. He has a healthy respect for the past, while understanding some of the quality that came out of the 80s incarnation of CREEM as well. He understands nostalgia, but sees the opportunity Here’s part 1 and part 2.

Bill’s best point is that Lester Bangs was the only genius that came through there, and has the most enduring legacy. It’s hard for a journalist to transcend the copy that’s given to him–only a few manage to do it well. And Bangs created a legacy with very little ancillary material–it was only his magazine writing, not some novel or investigative report that he did.
And thanks to Stomp and Stammer for helping me come across these articles.


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