Touch and Go, the Book.

June 10th, 2009 by

tg_24TOUCH AND GO MAGAZINE: The Complete Years, by Tesco Vee, Dave Stimson, and Steve Miller

“The complete series 1979—1983. Twenty-two issues in one loud, fast volume.

“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 abroad. Inspired by magazines such as Slash and Search and Destroy and writers like Claude Bessey and Chris DesJardines, TV and DS pumped out seventeen issues together with TV doing the last five solo. In laughably miniscule press runs by today’s standards, T&G was made by guys within the Midwest scene strictly for the edification of scenesters and pals in other cities like DC, Philly, Boston, LA, SF, Chicago, et al. Magazines like Forced Exposure and Your Flesh among others were soon inspired by T&G to fire up the Xerox machine 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 print.

“Touch and Go was what it was—a naughty, irreverent bird walkin’ trip thru the punk, hardcore, industrial, and indie of the late ’70s and early ’80s. And oh what a fun trip it was!”

2 responses to “Touch and Go, the Book.”

12 06 2009
Tony Party (15:28:51) :

Awesome! Please repost this in one year when the book comes out. Thanks!

18 06 2009
Mike Beer (12:02:03) :

That will be a good book. You guys should do that with the early issues of MRR.

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