Creem rock magazine gets a superficial read in a new doc: Review

To any individual starting up out in songs journalism about 2000, “Almost Famous” — director Cameron Crowe’s heat-and-fuzzy remembrance of his adventures as a teenage Rolling Stone writer — felt about as previous-timey as that year’s other major songs-historical fantasy, “O Brother, Wherever Artwork Thou?”

20 years afterwards, a new documentary about Rolling Stone’s happily scrappy competitor, Creem magazine, gives an even considerably less relatable portrait of rock criticism — and not just mainly because the intervening decades have mostly hollowed out the notion of finding paid out to compose about songs.

Directed by Scott Crawford with cooperation from several

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