Untouchables (punk band)

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This article is about the Washington, D.C. punk band. For the Los Angeles mod/soul band, see The Untouchables (band). For other uses, see Untouchable.
Origin Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1979–1981
Labels Dischord Records
Past members Alec MacKaye
Eddie Janney
Bert Queiroz
Rich Moore

The Untouchables was a hardcore band that arose from the Washington, D.C. hardcore punk scene of the late seventies/early eighties. The band existed from October 1979 until January 1981 and released four tracks.

The Untouchables spawned a wide range of DC musical talents. Alec MacKaye, younger brother of Minor Threat/Fugazi member and Dischord Records founder Ian MacKaye,[1] went on to sing with The Faith, Ignition and The Warmers.[2] Guitarist Eddie Janney went on to play with The Faith, Rites of Spring, One Last Wish, Skewbald and Happy Go Licky. Bassist Bert Queiroz later played in Youth Brigade, Double-O, Second Wind, Meatmen, Rain [3] and Manifesto.[4] Drummer Richard Moore also played in the Meatmen, Double-O and Second Wind. Together Richard Moore and Bert Queiroz started their own independent record label, R&B Records.

The Untouchables only released a demo tape which later appeared on Dischord Records' Flex Your Head compilation and 20 Years of Dischord. Their most famous song was "Nic Fit", which would be covered by Sonic Youth on their 1992 album Dirty. The song was also featured in the 2006 music documentary American Hardcore.



(the group's known four tracks were released on compilations)


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