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1979 CREEM readers poll results

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Top 3 Albums Of 1979:

1) In Through The Out Door - Led Zeppelin

2) Candy-O - The Cars

3) Dream Police - Cheap Trick

Top 2 Singles Of 1979:

1) My Sharona - The Knack

2) Let's Go - The Cars

Top R&B Single

1) Bad Girls - Donna Summer

Best R&B Album:

1) Bad Girls - Donna Summer

Best Jazz Album Of 1979:

1) A Taste Of Passion - Jean-Luc Ponty

Best Reissue Of 1979:

1) Quadrophenia - The Who

Best New Wave Single:

1) Dreaming - Blondie

Best New Wave Album:

1) Eat To The Beat - Blondie

Top 3 Groups:

1) Led Zeppelin

2) Cheap Trick

3) Rolling Stones

Top 3 Live Groups:

1) Cheap Trick

2) The Who

3) Led Zeppelin

Best Male Singer:

1) Robert Plant

Best Female Singer:

1) Debbie Harry

Best New Wave singer:

1) Debbie Harry

Best R&B Group:

1) Rolling Stones

Best R&B Singer:

1) Mick Jagger

2) Donna Summer

3) Stevie Wonder

4) Southside Johnny

5) Robert Plant

Best New Wave Band

1) The Clash

Best Keyboardist:

1) John Paul Jones

Best Bassist:

1) John Entwhistle

2) Tom Petersson

3) John Paul Jones

Best Guitarist:

1) Jimmy Page

Most Valuable Player:

1) Jimmy Page

Best Producer:

1) Jimmy Page

Best Drummer:

1) John Bonham

Best Horn Player:

1) Clarence Clemmons

Best Instrumentalist:

1) Ian Anderson

Best Songwriter:

1) Jimmy Page/Robert Plant

Best New Group:

1) The Knack

Biggest Disappointment:

1) No Led Zeppelin Tour

2) Led Zeppelin's In Through The Out Door

Ripoff Of The Year:

1) LP prices

2) Concert prices

3) Gas prices

4) Disco

5) Tusk

6) Kiss

7) The Knack

8) Led Zeppelin

Hero/Heroine Of the Year:

1) Rick Nielsen

2) Keith Richards

3) Robert Plant

4) Debbie Harry

5) Jimmy Page

Comeback Of The Year:

1) Led Zeppelin

Worst Group:

1) Kiss

2) Bee Gees

3) The Knack

4) Village People

5) Devo

6) Led Zeppelin

Most Pathetic:

1) Kiss

2) Disco

3) Bee Gees

4) The Knack

5) Led Zeppelin

Album Cover Of The Year:

1) In Through the out Door - Led Zeppelin

Fashion Plate:

1) Rick Nielsen

2) Debbie Harry

3) Mick jagger

4) Rod Stewart

5) Stevie Nicks

6) Joe Jackson

7) Jimmy Page

Fad Of The Year:

1) Roller Disco

Sex Object:

1) Debbie Harry

2) Robin Zander

3) Loni Anderson

4) Stevie Nicks

5) Robert Plant

Best Tour:

1) Cheap Trick

Rock Jock Of The Year:

1) Rod Stewart

2) Robert Plant

Best Rock'N'Roll Movie:

1) The Kids' Are Alright

Couple Of The Year:

1) Stiv Bators & BeBe Buell

2) Cher & Gene Simmons

3) Rod & Alana Stewart

4) Mick & Bianca jagger

5) Robert & Maureen Plant

Punk Of The Year:

1) Iggy

TV Show Of The Year: Drug Of The Year:

1) Saturday Night Live 1) Marijuana

2) WKRP In Cincinnati 2) Cocaine

3) Mork & Mindy 3) Alcohol

4) Soap 4) Quaaludes

5) MASH 5) Beer

6) Monty Python 6)LSD

7) Benny Hill 7) Boy Howdy!

8) Midnight Special 8) Speed

9) Taxi 9) TV

10) SCTV 10) Mescaline

BEST OF THE 70'S

Best Album: Best Song:

1) Led Zeppelin 4 - Led Zeppelin 1) Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

2) Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen 2) Rock'n'Roll All Night - Kiss

3) Alive - Kiss 3) Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

4) Some Girls - Rolling Stones 4) Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

5) Never Mind The Bollocks - Sex Pistols 5) Won't Get Fooled Again - Who

6) Who's Next - Who 6) God save the queen - Sex Pistols

7) Dark Side Of the Moon - Pink Floyd 7) Anarchy In The UK- Sex Pistols

8) The Clash - Clash 8) Surrender - Cheap Trick

9) Exile On Main Street - Rolling Stones 9) Jocko Homo - Devo

10) Live At Budokan - Cheap Trick 10) Funeral For A Friend - Elton John

11) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John 11) School's Out - Alice Cooper

12) Raw Power - Stooges 12) I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick

13) Quadrophenia - Who 13) Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

14) Song Remains The Same - Led Zeppelin 14) It's Only Rock 'N ' Roll - Rolling Stones

15) Rumours - Fleetwood Mac 15) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

Best Group: Best Thing Of The 70's:

1) Led Zeppelin 1) Punk

2) Rolling Stones 2) Rock 'n' Roll

3) Kiss 3) Drugs

4) Who 4) Sex

5) Sex Pistols 5) Heavy Metal

6) Cheap Trick 6) CREEM

7) Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band 7) Sex, Drugs, & Rock'N'Roll

8) David Bowie 8) Nixon resignation

9) Elvis Costello & Attractions 9) Girls

10) Clash 10) End of Vietnam war

11) Fleetwood Mac 11) Parties

12) Ramones 12) Streaking

13) Elton John 13) Living

14) Aerosmith 14) Death of punk rock

15) Lynyrd Skynyrd 15) Picture sleeves & discs

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Yeah, I remember the 70s. Creem could make you laugh hystrically and piss you off all at the same time! :lol:

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Yeah, I remember the 70s. Creem could make you laugh hystrically and piss you off all at the same time! :lol:

I was going through my older brothers' old CREEM magazines today. I remember reading them when they came out. I'm 35, my brother's 43. We always argue about music when I visit him. Anyway, I was re-reading them, laughing about how divided things were. The letters page are hysterical! You either loved Zeppelin or you hated them, the same with anything punk.

The captions under the pictures, I could see how either "side" would laugh or would be extremely offended. Great magazine.

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The captions under the pictures, I could see how either "side" would laugh or would be extremely offended. Great magazine.

Yeah, I remember a few, lol!

Jimmy and Robert onstage arm in arm with a quote like an ageing Page is escorted across the street by Robert Plant.

Jimmy getting off the helicopter at Knebworth with Patricia with a caption like :Feed him enough cookies and he'll fowwlow you anywhere"

And of course "Which twin has the Toni"! :hysterical"

A typical example: :lol:

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What's crazy is that they list KISS as worst group of 1979....then they list them as 3rd best for the decade ! :wacko: And then of course the Zep contradictions.

But I certainly agree about the KISS -most pathetic and worst group awards though...along with the Bee Gees and disco ! YUCK !!!!

Thing is...all of it is so mainstream......only semi-unusual band/artist mention is Jean-Luc Ponty.

I loved the early 70s Creem..but they got rather sucky toward the late 70s..

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What's crazy is that they list KISS as worst group of 1979....then they list them as 3rd best for the decade ! :wacko: And then of course the Zep contradictions.

But I certainly agree about the KISS -most pathetic and worst group awards though...along with the Bee Gees and disco ! YUCK !!!!

I have to admit that as a child I discovered rock by way of KISS. I was into comic books and horror films, and they crossed me over. That subsequently brought Zeppelin onto my radar. I have to thank them for that! :beer:

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I have to admit that as a child I discovered rock by way of KISS. I was into comic books and horror films, and they crossed me over. That subsequently brought Zeppelin onto my radar. I have to thank them for that! :beer:

Me too Ev, KISS sure captured the imagination of this 10 year old! :beer:

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I have to shower my accolades on Chubby Checker and The Twist !!! :lol: My sister had him before the Beatles came out. She also had stuff like Connie Francis, Pat Boone and Frankie Avalon....but I picked Chubby for my intro to ROCKIN' music !

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I hedge that Creem woulda tore him a new hole !

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I have to shower my accolades on Chubby Checker and The Twist !!! :lol: My sister had him before the Beatles came out. She also had stuff like Connie Francis, Pat Boone and Frankie Avalon....but I picked Chubby for my intro to ROCKIN' music !

You're truly dating yourself old man!! :lol:

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You're truly dating yourself old man!! :lol:

Hey...I was but about 5 when he was BIG !!

And funny...but I ain't OLD !!!

Chubby, among other things...have kept me YOUNG !!! :D

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Interesting poll results. Funny how they had Zeppelin in some categories as the best and then the worst in others, LOL! When I first started listening to rock and roll music, I remember reading Creem alot.

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I loved Creem -- read every issue from 1980 til it (first) went under in 1988. It was a great way to learn about all the new bands. The silly captions were the icing on the cake. I remember they had a photo of a dishevelled-looking Page when he got arrested in a London tube station saying to the cop "Good lord guv'nor, 'squeeze me lemons'??" Guess you had to be there...

It was a very divisive mag though, as people here have noted. You couldn't like "new wave" AND heavy metal; that was ideologically unsound.

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I was going through my older brothers' old CREEM magazines today. I remember reading them when they came out. I'm 35, my brother's 43. We always argue about music when I visit him. Anyway, I was re-reading them, laughing about how divided things were. The letters page are hysterical! You either loved Zeppelin or you hated them, the same with anything punk.

The captions under the pictures, I could see how either "side" would laugh or would be extremely offended. Great magazine.

Yes - the BEST caption I can remember word for word until this day. It was in a picture of Pagey with the double neck and read

"Even the most recondite anti-Zeppelin forces cannot deny the fact that Page "talked to God" during his solo in Stairway to Heaven" :huh:

I used to go round quouting this to mates and family all the time!!! I've never bothered to look up the meaning of the word recondite but I can guess!

That was the worst and funniest of Creem I thought!! :D

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