NAME: Brian DaMert, Vanessa Rae Robinson, Brian Tarney, Delano Duran.

AGE: And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you/Just what you want me to/You're not the kind that needs to tell me/About the birds and the bees... years old.

FROM: Los Vangelis.

OCCUPATION: Luring instigation, her spell is captivating/Black silk stocking black silk stocking/Provoking whip, lash lash, please stop smoking/Black silk stocking, black silk stocking. You know.

HOBBIES: We want to multiply, are you gonna do it/I know you're qualified, are you gonna do it/Don't be so circumscribed, are you gonna do it/Just get yourself untied, are you gonna do it. Are you getting it?


LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: And you wanted to dance so I asked you to dance/But fear is in your soul/Some people call it a one night stand but we can call it paradise. Come on!

QUOTE: "¿A quién le importa?"

PROFILE: You can’t make sunstroke darkwave unless you’re willing to wear black leather to the beach. And Sacred Skin, the L.A. synthpop duo/collective, know a thing or two about wearing black leather to the beach. They also know what made new wave/new romantic music so seductive in the first place: that it was as sexy as it was spoooooky, and that's why the band makes '80s body rock with a vivacious quality as rare as a punctual coke dealer. Like the house band at a Santa Carla (google it) discotheque, Sacred Skin dig the bright lights of the city as much as they live for the nightlife.

Always say “Boy Howdy!”

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CREEM #002


We made a Number 2. Our Winter 2022 edition features Melissa Auf der Maur's secret Smashing Pumpkins diary, Henry Rollins + Joe Rogan, CCR vs. the CIA, the (unfortunate) rise of rockstar CEOs, and more.


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