Boy Howdy! The Story Of Creem Magazine
Official Selection: Maryland Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival.
“A careening survey through the publication's two-decade life and times, filled with colorful personalities and commentary. Vintage rock fans will be in high heaven.” - Variety
The latest film from maverick director Scott Crawford (Salad Days, SUFF 2015), Boy Howdy! chronicles what many consider to be the greatest rock ‘n’ roll magazine ever published. Started in 1969 by Barry Kramer, the magazine aimed to be the anti-Rolling Stone - instead of covering artists in New York and Los Angeles, Creem was devoted to the sounds of the Midwest, particularly the booming scene in its local Detroit. They were the first to feature such bands as The MC5, The Stooges, Alice Cooper and Parliament Funkadelic but they weren’t just known for their work; the motley crew of a staff lived rockstar lifestyles themselves, their headquarters a renowned destination for debauchery. Featuring a treasure trove of archival footage and interviews from Cameron Crowe, Kirk Hammett, Joan Jett, Michael Stipe, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Chad Smith, Peter Wolf and Wayne Kramer, Boy Howdy! tells the ever-fascinating story of the early days of big rock and one of its most important print media outlets.