Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine 79-83 by Tesco VeeTouch 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.
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In , while working as a third and fifth grade teacher in Williamston, Michigan, Tesco Vee and his friend Dave Stimson self wrote and self printed Touch and Go , a Lansing-based zine , and one of the pioneering punk and hardcore punk zines. It featured politically incorrect, and often crude humor, alongside album and single reviews of Black Flag , Minor Threat and Bad Brains. Touch and Go as a zine folded after 22 issues and a few limited-release punk singles. Rusk continued operations of the label until In , Tesco and his family moved back to the Lansing, Michigan, area.
Tesco Vee (born Robert Vermeulen; August 26, ) is a Michigan-based punk rock musician and co-founder of Touch and Go Records zine. Born in.
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They were really wild and extremely funny. The fact that Touch and Go took an interest in us really blew us away. I owe my career to that magazine. The zine eventually expanded from its initial 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 odd pages. Through it all, Vee and Stimson never wavered from their irascible bent, and now it s been preserved in these odd pages. U2 s Boy gets a thumbs-up.