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Untouchables

(1979-1981)
Alec MacKaye - vocals
Eddie Janney - guitar
Bert Queiroz - bass
Richard Moore - drums
Danny Ingram - drums
Untouchables

The Untouchables were another Wilson High School band and close friends with The Teen Idles (Alec MacKaye is Ian’s brother). The two groups debuted together in a basement in December, 1979.

The Untouchables’ performances were legendarily chaotic and Alec had to be carried out of a number of shows after hyperventilating and passing out. The Teen Idles and The Untouchables recorded their first demos at a small basement studio called Hit & Run in the spring of 1980 and the tapes were passed around all over town. Rich left for college at the end of the summer and with his departure the band lost their drummer and their practice space.

During a meeting at a Roy Rogers fast-food joint, which was a central punk hangout at the time, the band decided it was curtains for them, but Danny Ingram volunteered to join, despite the fact that he had never played drums.

While The Untouchables managed to play a number of shows in D.C., their only out of town appearance was with The Teen Idles in Norfolk, Virginia. Their last appearance as a band was at a Minor Threat/ SOA/Black Market Baby show at the 9:30 club in early 1981. They jumped up on stage and took over the equipment to play their version of Sham 69’s "If the Kids are United" until the plug was pulled.

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