The Fix (band)
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|Origin||Lansing, Michigan, United States|
|Labels||Touch and Go, Lost and Found|
|Associated acts||The Meatmen
|Past members||Steve Miller
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. The first single has fetched up to $3,500 on eBay and is considered among the rarest punk rock records in existence. 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.
After the split, Miller and Achtenberg formed Blight, which also featured Tesco Vee of The Meatmen as vocalist. 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.
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.
- "Vengeance" 7" single (1981, Touch and Go Records)
- Jan's Rooms 7" EP (1982, Touch and Go)
- Cold Days LP (1990, Lost and Found Records)
- At the Speed of Twisted Thought... CD (2006, Touch and Go Records)
- Touch and Go / Quarterstick Records Bio , touchandgorecords.com
- Goldmine magazine
- - Miller, Steve. "Band history from Miller", jansrooms.com Retrieved 26 March 2008.
- Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83"