Hardcore resists banal nostalgia. After getting copies of Touch & Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ’79-’83 and Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985 signed by T&G zine/label and Meatmen-founder Tesco Vee and Tony Rettman, you’ll be more inclined to spraypaint the walls provoking all-night police chases than perch Buddha-style on a yin yang throw-rug passively reminiscing about Yasgur’s farm. While under-represented in the history books, Michigan was home to many of the most abrasive, explosive bands that created the radical DIY scene that paved the way for today’s indie music culture. These new books plug the lacuna by collecting all 22 issues of T&G’s legendary zine and documenting the thriving cultural world of one of North America’s few unique musical creations.
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