Boy Howdy! Killer merch for Creem magazine documentary

In its 1970s heyday, Detroit-based music magazine Creem was home to seminal editors/writers/photographers like Lester Bangs, Robert Christgau, Greil Marcus, Patti Smith, Bob Gruen, Jenny Lens, and so many more. Indeed, it was in its pages that Dave Marsh coined the term "punk rock" in 1971. Creem's content was superb. It was unabashedly critical of fame, didn't take itself too seriously, and documented the more underground artists, bands, and scenes of the time, from the MC5 to Alice Cooper, New York City's glam rock culture to the proto-punks of the US and UK.

Boy Howdy! is director Scott Crawford's forthcoming documentary about Creem and I absolutely can't wait to see it. Until then, I'll proudly wear the fantastic t-shirt below, scribbled by my pal Jess Rotter! And yes, they're also selling Creem's classic Boy Howdy! t-shirt, handsomely modeled by John Lennon below.

Boy Howdy! and Creem magazine merch

Notable Replies

  1. Have both of these framed in the music room at home.

  2. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon and now this. Lots of fond zine memories being had these days. Anyone remember a little zine called BoingBoing? The handoff on that zine was kinda amazing considering the low circulation.

  3. mous says:

    one can only bitch & rave briefly about the temporariness of existence before you have to put up or shut up

  4. Creem is where I first learned the words schlong and Iggy Pop (in the same letter to the editor).

Continue the discussion bbs.boingboing.net

4 more replies

Participants