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‘Creem’ magazine gets ‘punished’ for sophomoric ’70s era in BDSM-themed cover

‘America's only rock ’n’ roll magazine’ pokes fun at itself in new issue

By Lee DeVito

Founded in Detroit’s Cass Corridor in 1969, Creem quickly became one of the top rock ’n’ roll magazines in the country thanks to its on-the-ground coverage of youth culture — and also its irreverent, no-holds-barred voice. Looking back, however, much of that stuff could be, as the kids say these days, “cringe” — such as jokes that were misogynistic or homophobic...

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