October 1971

CONTENTS

Mail

MAIL

Dear CREEM: On this warm San Francisco night, jobless and going down slow, I wandered into a late-night book shop.

DO IT?

There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be sending us your stuff.

ROCK 'N' ROLL NEWS

Marty Balin has left the Jefferson Airplane for good.

Rock As Electric Wallpaper

John Ingham

By Ian Anderson comes on by himself, hair rattier and more tangled than ever, his permanent costume of leather boots, pocketless pants and black and yellow checked coat showing rents and signs of wear, waving an acoustic guitar in acknowlegement to the standing ovation.

A Non-Story about Mott the Hoople

Ed Ward

It was kind of a routine. A group would come into town to play the Fillmore.

Beach Boys Hang Ten in Hotel Lobby

Toby Mamis

It’s been nine and a half years since the Beach Boys started out, singing “Surfin’ Safari” in Southern California, on New Year’s Eve, 1961.

LOONEY TOONS

Dave Marsh

Writing about writing is almost the equivalent of thinking about thinking.

Features

"Paint it Black You Devil!"

Richard Neville

You can’t always get what you want...

GOD SAVE OZ

As this issue went to press, Richard Neville, Felix Dennis and James Armstrong and OZ Magazine were convicted in London High Court of “publishing an obscene magazine."

Records

Sticky Fingers

Greil Marcus

...But if you try sometimes you get what you need.

Features

MC5 Back On Shakin’ Street

Dave Marsh

Few rock 'n’ roll bands have been saddled with such import, right from the beginning, as the MC5.

Records

The Wolf In London

Greil Marcus

Howlin’ Wolf, man . . . he’s the guts of America spilling out on the floor, that’s all.

And Sweet Home Chicago

Michael Goodwin

Fuck, man, Howlin' Wolf.

Creemedia

FILM

Taking Off, Neon Palace, more

Creemedia

BOOKS

The Beatles: A Study In Drugs, Sex, And Revolution, The Greening Of America, more

Records

RECORDS

Rod Stewart, The Who, Gladys Knight & The PIps, more

ROCK-A-RAMA

JUKE BOX JURY

Greg Shaw