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

Overview

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.

In laughably minuscule press runs by today’s standards, T & G was made by guys within the Midwest scene strictly for the edification of scenesters ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $17.75   
  • New (9) from $21.09   
  • Used (4) from $17.75   
Sending request ...

Overview

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.

In laughably minuscule 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. 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 solo.

Magazines like Forced Exposure and Your Flesh, among others, 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 white.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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 technique, T&G never applied the kind of dogmatic blinders of, say, Maximumrocknroll, instead never hesitating to sing the praises of any band they found boundary pushing and/or simply appealing. (U2’s Boy gets a thumbs-up.) They also had a penchant for a little bathroom humor, which seems extreme by today’s PC punk standards, but somehow also incredibly cheeky. For the four years of its existence, Touch and Go was the documentation of all that mattered in music, uninfluenced by anything other than its publishers’ own inclinations." —Stephen Slaybaugh, The Agit Reader

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979616389
  • Publisher: Bazillion Points
  • Publication date: 6/30/2010
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,157,323
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)