The Fix (band)

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The Fix
Origin Lansing, Michigan, United States
Genres Hardcore Punk
Years active 1980–1982
Labels Lost and Found
Touch and Go
Associated acts The Meatmen
Past members Steve Miller
Craig Calvert
Mike Achtenberg
Jeff Wellman

The Fix were a hardcore punk rock band from Lansing, Michigan in the early 1980s. They were one of Touch and Go Records first bands.


The Fix was formed in March 1980 by band members Steve Miller (vocals), Craig Calvert (guitar), Mike Achtenberg (bass), and Jeff Wellman (drums). In 1981, the Fix released a single, Vengeance b/w In This Town, with just 200 pressed and issued on Touch and Go Records.[1] In January 1982, a 7 inch EP, "Jan's Rooms," also on Touch and Go, was released. After the band's breakup in early 1982, Miller and Achtenberg formed Blight, which also featured Tesco Vee as vocalist.[1] In 2006, Touch and Go Records re-released all of their material on CD on their album At the Speed of Twisted Thought....[2] The band played on some big bills, including shows with The Dead Kennedys, D.O.A., Flipper, Black Flag, and many other notable punk rock bands.[3]

The first single has fetched up to $3,500 on eBay and is among the rarest punk rock records in existence.[4]

Following their break up, Wellman moved back to Northern Michigan and became a real estate agent in Boyne City. Calvert played with other bands and is now in a Chicago-based blues outfit. Miller is a writer based in Lansing. He was the editor of Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Touch and Go / Quarterstick Records Bio [1],
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ - Miller, Steve. "Band history from Miller", Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  4. ^ Goldmine magazine
  5. ^ Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83"

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