Thursday, August 10, 2006

Boy Howdy Lives Again

Creem is back. Check out their archives for some classic columns.

My favorites are Lester Bangs writing about Kraftwerk and Black Sabbath and Nick Kent's interview with Jimmy Page.

These guys were definitely not writing about "rock 'n roll for the sissies" (their words, not mine.) After all, as an urban legend goes, this was the magazine that invented the term "heavy metal". (Much debated fact. After all, Steppenwolf had used it in that song in '68 and novelist William Burroughs had used the term - not in this specific context, though - in '59. And chemists have used it since the 19th century?)

Has a music critic ever changed your opinion about an album or a band? Ever go from "Phil Collins SUCKS!" to "Phil Collins RULEZ!" after reading a critique?

5 comments:

scout said...

lester bangs rulezzzz!!!

tagged, you are.

Deaths Head Roy said...

Good one.....adding to my daily reading list....

km said...

Gee, scout, aren't you the kind one. Tagging me and all :)

Tabula Rasa said...

scout bumps, i say.

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