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'''Touch and Go Records''' was one of the largest independent record labels during the 1980s.  Touch and Go originally started as a fanzine by Tesco Vee in [[1981]].  Now run by [[Corey Rusk]], Touch and Go also runs [[Quarterstick Records]] as a subsidiary.
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'''Touch and Go Records''' was one of the largest independent record labels during the 1980s.  Touch and Go originally started as a fanzine by Tesco Vee in [[1981]].  [[Corey Rusk]], one-time bassist for the Ohio-based hardcore band The Necros, came on board shortly after the label started and took over in 1983 when Tesco moved to Washington DC.  Rusk moved the label to Chicago and few years later and ran it with his then-wife, Lisa.  The Rusks divorced at the end of the '80s.  Corey took full control of the label and also launched [[Quarterstick Records]] as a subsidiary in 1990.
  
In September of [[2006]], Touch and Go had a 25th Anniversary concert at The Hangout in Chicago.  It hosted reunion shows by [[Big Black]], The Dijits, Scratch Acid, Man or Astroman, Negative Approach among others.  
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In September of [[2006]], Touch and Go had a 25th Anniversary concert at The Hangout in Chicago.  It hosted reunion shows by [[Big Black]], The Didjits, Scratch Acid, Man or Astroman, Negative Approach among others. In [[2009]], Touch and Go announced that due to the poor economy it was scaling back operations and today the label exists to primarily maintain its back catalog.
  
 
== Chicago Bands on the label ==
 
== Chicago Bands on the label ==
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* [[Tar]]
 
* [[Tar]]
 
* [[Urge Overkill]]
 
* [[Urge Overkill]]
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* [[The Effigies]] (''Remains Nonviewable'' CD reissue)
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* [[The Jesus Lizard]]
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* [[Rapeman]]
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==

Latest revision as of 21:08, 24 August 2016

Touch and Go Records was one of the largest independent record labels during the 1980s. Touch and Go originally started as a fanzine by Tesco Vee in 1981. Corey Rusk, one-time bassist for the Ohio-based hardcore band The Necros, came on board shortly after the label started and took over in 1983 when Tesco moved to Washington DC. Rusk moved the label to Chicago and few years later and ran it with his then-wife, Lisa. The Rusks divorced at the end of the '80s. Corey took full control of the label and also launched Quarterstick Records as a subsidiary in 1990.

In September of 2006, Touch and Go had a 25th Anniversary concert at The Hangout in Chicago. It hosted reunion shows by Big Black, The Didjits, Scratch Acid, Man or Astroman, Negative Approach among others. In 2009, Touch and Go announced that due to the poor economy it was scaling back operations and today the label exists to primarily maintain its back catalog.

Chicago Bands on the label

External Links