Untouchables (punk band)

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The Untouchables were a hardcore punk 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.

OriginWashington, District of Columbia, United States
GenresPunk rock, hardcore punk
Years active1979–1981
LabelsDischord Records
Past membersAlec MacKaye
Edward Janney
Bert Queiroz
Rich Moore

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 Edward Janney went on to play with The Faith, Rites of Spring, One Last Wish, Skewbald/Grand Union 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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