The Fix (band)

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

The Fix was an early 1980s hardcore punk rock band from Lansing, Michigan, and one of the first bands to be released on Touch and Go Records.


The Fix was formed in March 1980 by Steve Miller (vocals), Craig Calvert (guitar), Mike Achtenberg (bass) and Jeff Wellman (drums). In 1981, The Fix released a single on Touch and Go, "Vengeance" b/w "In this Town", in a small pressing of 200 copies.[1] The first single has fetched up to $3,500 on eBay and is considered among the rarest punk rock records in existence.[2] They also contributed the song "No Idols" to the 1981 Touch and Go compilation EP Process of Elimination.

In January 1982, Touch and Go released Jan's Rooms, a four-song 7" EP. The band played on several prominent bills, including shows with the Dead Kennedys, D.O.A., Flipper, Black Flag, and many other notable punk rock bands, before breaking up in early 1982.[3]

After the split, Miller and Achtenberg formed Blight, which also featured Tesco Vee of The Meatmen as vocalist.[1] Wellman, meanwhile, moved back to Northern Michigan and became a real estate agent in Boyne City. Calvert played with other bands, most recently a Chicago-based blues outfit. Miller is currently a writer based in Lansing. He was the editor of Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83.[4]

In 1990, German label Lost and Found Records released a double LP called Cold Days, compiling all six songs from the two singles, the compilation track, four outtakes and 12 live songs.

In 2006, Touch and Go reissued all of this material on CD in 2006 as At the Speed of Twisted Thought..., augmented by additional outtakes and a live cover of the Germs' "Media Blitz".[5]

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

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