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Ys within the Midwest scene strictly for the edification of scenesters and pals in other cities like DC Philly Boston LA SF Chicago et al Inspired by magazines such as Slash and Search and Destroy and writers like Claude Bessy and Chris Desjardines TV and DS pumped out seventeen naughty irreverent issues together and TV did another five soloMagazines like Forced Exposure and Your Flesh among other. A collage of Bo Diddley with an attached speech bubble saying All you white bitches can suck the venomous jizzm out of my blood engorged throbbing ebony anaconda led to me making stupid noises as I attempted to suppress laughter in the middle of the library and I got looked at like I was nuts andor drunk so cheers for that Tesco

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S soon fired up Xerox machines themselves and the rest is history So is the legendary independent record label launched from this zine and so are the bands covered inside Black Flag Minor Threat the Misfits Negative Approach the Fix the Avengers the Necros Discharge Iron Cross Youth Brigade Faith Die Kreuzen Crucifix Poison Idea and all the other punks worth their weight in glorious black and whit. This is an excellently curated collection of the classic Touch and Go fanzine published in Michigan during the years in the title As someone interested in the history of underground music and information preservation fanzine collections like this are always welcome It s exciting to read perceptions as people first dropped the needle on records by now classic bands like Discharge and Black Flag right after their releases and to drool over reviews of records that now sell for hundreds if not thousands of dollars The cool thing about Touch and Go is that they also gave good reviews to obscure but exciting post punk bands that most lunkheaded hardcore kids wouldn t have bothered with back then Double Jeopardy up Xerox machines themselves and the rest is history So is the legendary independent record label launched from this zine and so are the bands covered inside Black Flag Minor Threat the Misfits Negative Approach the Fix the Avengers the Necros Discharge Iron Cross Youth Brigade Faith Die Kreuzen Crucifix Poison Idea and all the other punks worth their weight in glorious black and whit. This is an excellently curated collection of the classic Touch and Go fanzine published in Michigan during the years in the title As someone interested in the history of Einsteins Generation underground music and information preservation fanzine collections like this are always welcome It s exciting to read perceptions as people first dropped the needle on records by now classic bands like Discharge and Black Flag right after their releases and to drool over reviews of records that now sell for hundreds if not thousands of dollars The cool thing about Touch and Go is that they also gave good reviews to obscure but exciting post punk bands that most lunkheaded hardcore kids wouldn t have bothered with back then

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Touch and Go fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing Michigan in 1979 Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late ’70s TV and DS set out to chronicle lambaste ridicule and heap praise on all they arbitrarily loved or hated in the music communities in the US and abroadIn laughably minuscule press runs by today’s standards T G was made by gu. From my interview with Tesco Vee about this impressive and important anthologythis book transcends Tescoe Vee The Meatmen and everything that I have ever done it s because it covers such a broad spectrum and somebody else wrote about it It says that this book does so I can lighten the such a grand idea or this book Probably does the best job of any of these punk retrospectives of really showing you how the punk evolved You know so we started in 79 appearing the tail end of the UK thing that then you can see how the domestic hard American hardcore movement happened How it came together and how all these bands and disparate seems all connected the dots and started and I started corresponding with Dischord people and started Touch and Go Records Audio of the full interview is at


10 thoughts on “Touch and Go

  1. says:

    Good to have a complete anthology of the zine I had a few issues growing up and it certainly covers a crucial period for me in punk music as it was when I was a kid just getting into it Perhaps not as nutty a zine as Sick Teen but not as mundane as some other zines from the period either Touch Go had it's own kind of vibe going on

  2. says:

    From my interview with Tesco Vee about this impressive and important anthologythis book transcends Tescoe Vee The Meatmen and everything that I have ever done it's because it covers such a broad spectrum and somebody else wrote about it It says that this book does so I can lighten the such a grand idea or this book Probably does the best job of any of these punk retrospectives of really showing you how the punk evolved You know so

  3. says:

    holy crap tesco vee wrote a book this man was the soundtrack of my youth legend has it that a video floats the etherwires a video involving young computer scientists rendering some TescoMeatmen tunes back in 1997 and it might or might not be true that there's a really just an extraordinary amount of blow in this video es

  4. says:

    a wonderful look at a scene that I never was a part of because I'm way too young Really really surreal things like a review of the Transmission single that includes a comment to the effect of Joy Divisions lead singer Ian Curtis died

  5. says:

    How many years have I waited for this? So worth it too

  6. says:

    A collage of Bo Diddley with an attached speech bubble saying All you white bitches can suck the venomous jizzm out of my blood engorged throbbing ebony anaconda led to me making stupid noises as I attempted to suppress laughter in the middle

  7. says:

    Wow a lot to say about this book This stuff was a few years before my time and a couple hundred miles to the north and I never saw an issue in person until now but I remember hearing a lot of the gossip and 'news' from these zines handed down to us kids in Cincinnati as gospel and of course after the zine folded the record label sold me a lot of records and honestly probably had a lot to do with me moving to Chicago after college

  8. says:

    GREaT jest PeRfeCTi had read 1 or 2 of th' 1982 iSSueswhen PauLie lent 'em t' menow that i look 'emi believe that Tony B had 1 of the 1980 issuesand this was when X LoS ANGeLes came outso it stuck in my head thenthat wow here's this rekkidthat we're lissening to and here's this fanzinewhich other than jest starting to hear ofpunk 'zines' made by fans and these werefrom what i'd heard up til then we're bRiTiShso as sum one that was

  9. says:

    This is an excellently curated collection of the classic Touch and Go fanzine published in Michigan during the years in the title As someone interested in the history of underground music and information preservation fanzine collections like this are always welcome It's exciting to read perceptions as people first dropped the nee

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    Why Everything You Think You Know About Punk Is Completely Wrong

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