TOUCH AND GO: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ’79–’83, by Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson, Edited by Steve Miller

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“As a hardcore punk primer you couldn’t do better.”—Time Out Chicago

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Weight 4 lbs


  1. […] early for indie rock and hardcore historians. Rather, it will be coming next year. According to Bazillion Points, The complete collection of now legendary fanzine Touch and Go will be released as a softcover book […]

  2. alright, got my two pre-ordered! me and my brother are gonna worship this, get the fuck out of the way stupid bible!

  3. […] arrival today at Bazillion Points HQ, as the printer sent us the first dripping wet samples of Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ‚Äò79-‚Äô83. If anything, they did too good a job hiding the 576-page girth of this beast in a deceptive […]

  4. […] podcast about the book‚Äôs history and the music it covers. Also, there are lots of photos of the book interior over at Bazillion Points to browse. You can also purchase it directly from them for $30 and you get […]

  5. My book showed up today and holy crap it’s impressive. Awesome job !

  6. Wow. got my pre-order in the mail today and this thing is amazing! fantastic job on this, It’s fucking awesome!

  7. Ordered mine on Thursday. CAN’T WAIT.

  8. […] more information, please check out the Bazillion Points website by clicking here. These guys are releasing bad ass stuff and deserve some of your hard earned dollars. If you order […]

  9. Stop by the Book Release Party – Sat. July 17th, at The Abbey, Chicago. more info:

  10. […] Lovely complete edition of this seminal zine was recently released. Folks in the NYC area can attend a launch party tonight at powerHouse Books in in DUMBO (Brooklyn). […]

  11. […] Oh yeah, and buy this book […]

  12. Check out my review of the book! Click on reviews, then zines. It should either be right there, or navigate with the letter tabs. Review also ran in the printed version of Razorcake.

  13. Bought! Can’t wait to read this baby. So damn excited. Thanks!

  14. […] support of the recently published complete anthology of Touch and Go zine, Tesco will be reading, discussing, presenting a slide show history, signing copies and hanging out […]

  15. Tesco, Dave, & Steve, thanks for the posterity and upholding the ethic getting this done yourself and keeping the absolute essence of what you originally did intact. I have come across the lot of anthology books which end up being a taint(ed) version of the original material. Down to the paper stock this thing sticks to the wall like the piece of shit it originally was (joke). Touch & Go (zine & label), along with Dischord, have remained major inspirations and business models I have held close and gained so much intangible insight from. Every bit of it means alot. Thanks for putting your pens and fuckin straight up resourceful enthusiasm to the stone. This is the holy book. (root word: FUCKIN FAN!) take it easy, Robps a friend recently sent me a pile of 999 in the mail. i dunno why but they flew under my radar for a long time.

  16. Viva Bazillion! Fab book & cunning promo strategy via Bandcamp, congrats! Gave yer a mention here:

  17. This looks… yummy!

  18. So is this going to restock anytime soon?

  19. Yes, the new printing of TOUCH AND GO will be here in Spring 2013. Thank you!

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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
The complete series 1979–1983. Twenty-two issues in one loud, fast volume. Ships today!

ISBN 978-0979616389
• Trade edition with deluxe durable flex binding 576 stiff full-sized pages
• Essays by Tesco Vee, Dave Stimson, Steve Miller, Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, Peter Davis, Henry Owings, Byron Coley, Corey Rusk, John Brannon, and Ian MacKaye
• Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11.5″ (220mm x 280mm); 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg)

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.

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