Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83

Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83


By (author) Tesco Vee, By (author) Dave Stimson, By (author) Steve Miller

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  • Publisher: Bazillion Points
  • Format: Paperback | 575 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 38mm | 1,497g
  • Publication date: 23 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Brooklyn
  • ISBN 10: 0979616387
  • ISBN 13: 9780979616389
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 56,388

Product description

The 'Touch and Go' fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing, Michigan, in 1979. This book covers the complete run of this influential zine in hardcore punk, chronicling its birth and rise month by month.

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"I was inspired by how fearless and together Touch and Go were. They were really wild and extremely funny."--"Henry Rollins" "It was really one of the first times anyone outside of Washington really paid us any mind. The fact that Touch and Go took an interest in us really blew us away."--"Ian MacKaye, Minor Threat" ""Creem" may have taught me how to p*ss, but "Touch and Go" taught me how to sh*t. I owe my career to that magazine."--"John Brannon, Negative Approach" "Easily one of the best hardcore reads you'll ever sink your fangs into...enthralling."--"Montreal Mirror" "As a hardcore punk primer you couldn't do better."--"Time Out Chicago" "Anyone who's ever published a true DIY fanzine owes at least a small debt to Touch and Go.""--Decibel" "If you have any interest at all in hardcore punk or being rude, you need this."--"Austin American-Statesman," Summer Reading Picks "One massive volume for all your punk-rock nostalgia and/or historical research needs"--"The Onion AV Club" ""Touch and Go" was an essential primer for budding punk kids looking for the next great hardcore band and punk rock wouldn't be the same without it.""--Portland Mercury" "Slapdash, ornery, and entertaining"--"Popmatters" "Influential"--"Village Voice," Voice Picks "Essential""--Washington Post Express" "Lots of energy gets captured in this handsome, perfectbound volume, down to the original, frenetic cut-and-paste layouts.""--Detroit Metro-Times" "Bazillion Points has done the world the great service of collecting "Touch and Go"'s entire four-year, 22-issue run in a handsome paperback. The zine eventually expanded from its initial 14-page format to include other writers and interviews, and even ended up printing color covers towards the end. Through it all, Vee and Stimson never wavered from their irascible bent, and now it's been preserved in these 570-odd pages. Though rendered with DIY techn