Creem

 USA

 
Creem: 1968-88; 1990-94.This legendary rock publication was founded and published by Barry Kramer in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Creem set out to cover the music and cultural scene with style and distinction. It succeeded. Creem certainly had the cream of the country's rock writers (...) Barry Kramer published Creem until his death in 1981. (...) In 1982, it was sold to another company in Los Angeles. It continued to be a fine magazine, but was never quite the same again. In 1988, Creem ceased publication. It was revived for about 18 months by a new company, Alternative Media, in August of 1990. Over the years, Creem put out scores of special issues and spinoffs, including: Creem Close-Up, Creem Presents, Creem Special Edition, and Creem Rock Shots. (CBub)

1974 August

Vol. 6 No. 3

 

Apostrophe (review)
By Richard C. Walls, pp 71-72


Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

1974 December

Vol. 6 No. 7

 

Frank Zappa vs. The Tooth Fairy:
It happened in the Hollywood Hills

nolo contendre by Ed Naha, pp 38-41, 76-77

Ten Years With The Mothers
pp 42-43


The living room could be anyone's. A cheerful, grey-haired grandmother tries to coax her tiny grandson into a state of slumber. An older blonde boy sprawls on the couch and watches a re-run of Hee-Haw. Upstairs, a little girl patters about unseen. It's Los Angeles' answer to suburban Long Island. I sit in the corner, loading my tape recorder, awaiting the subject of this interview. Ozzie Nelson? Glen Campbell? Gerry Ford?

Nope. Frank Zappa.

As I slide the tape cartridge into the sputtering Sony, I try to envision Zappa's entrance. This has to be some sort of set up. Being a fan of Frank's for ten years, I just KNOW he'll do something bizarre. Maybe he'll throw up on the carpet. Or carry in a large stuffed giraffe with a likeness of Jimmy Carl Black strapped on its back. Or burn a carrot on a cross. (read more)

Scans @ zappateers

 

1976 March

Vol. 7 No. 10

 


On page 22 is a picture of Zappa subtitled "Gregg & Cher Reunited Again!".  No other Zappa-related content in this issue.

Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

1976 September

Vol. 8 No. 4

 

Zappa's been workin' on de railroad
(De Grand Funk Railroad, dat is!)
By Michael Davis, pp 34, 36-37, 68-69


Source: Charles Ulrich

 

1976 December

Vol. 8 No. 7

 


On page 37 are pictures of Flo & Eddie in a "Kiss camouflage" together with Kiss. No other Zappa-related content in this issue.

Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

1977 March

Vol. 8 No. 10

Frank Zappa: Zoot Allures (review)
By Robert A. Hull, p 63 


Beside Zoot Allures review on page 34 you can find Zappa in Best Producers list.

Source: John Harrison

 

1977 December

Vol. 9 No. 7

Creem's Profiles: Frank Zappa
By Robert A. Hull, p 28


p 5 p 28

Source: John Harrison

 

1978 May

Vol. 9 No. 12

Frank Zappa Vs. The Bunny Thugs
By Michael Davis, p 25


Funny short article on Zappa playing Leather in KROQ station for everybody to tape this album.

  

Source: John Harrison

 

1979 June

Vol. 11 No. 1

Frank Zappa: Sheik Yerbouti (review)
By Richard C. Walls, pp 55-56


p 5 p 55 p 56

Source: John Harrison

 

1982 November

Vol. 14 No. 6

Frank And Moon Zappa Go AM
By Michael Goldberg, pp 24-25, 62-63 


Article on Moon and Frank Zappa based on interview with them.

The first time I heard Frank Zappa’s “Valley Girl” on the radio, I turned up the volume, pulled my car off the road, and sat there slightly shocked. I was turned to KFRC, a very powerful, very popular Top 40 station in the San Francisco Bay Area, a station that generally plays hits like “Waiting For A Girl Like You” and “Keep The Fire Burning.” (read more)

Source: John Harrison

 

1986 April

Vol. 17 No. 8

Creem's Profiles: Frank Zappa
p 237


Source: John Harrison