Episode 1350: What Was First: Touch & Go Records




April 22, 2022


All music in this episode by the Necros from their EP Sex Drive, released on Touch & Go Records in 1981.

  • “Sex Drive”
  • “Police Brutality”
  • “Better Never Than Late”
  • “Caste System”


In another iteration of Patrick’s deep dive into first releases on well-known labels, he explores Touch & Go. It’s a classic midwestern label, founded in 1979 by Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson. In 1981, Touch & Go put out their first record, a 7″ EP by a band from Maumee, Ohio: the Necros. Only 100 copies were pressed. It remains a highly sought-after piece of punk rock history.

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