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Torn Light Archives 9: Take It!, 1981

This Sunday, it’s the second half of the two-part, late-1970s and 1980s punk magazine dive into the Torn Light Archives, which began last week with San Francisco’s Damage. The focus this week is on Take It!, a punk and hardcore magazine from the 1980s. Take It! was based in Boston, and throughout its fleeting run of six issues, featured artists such as Dead Kennedys, Yello, Angry Samoans, Flipper, The Psychedelic Furs, The Slits, Mission of Burma, Black Flag, and as seen below, 1/2 Japanese and The Mutants.

Also included in our archived issue from 1981 is an article about DMZ and The Lyres, a profile in dub, and record reviews of Young Marble Giants, T.S.O.L., and X.

There isn’t too much out there on the Internet about Take It!, but you can still buy back issues of the magazine here.

Like last week, after the scans below, take a look at the list of items we have available from artists mentioned in this issue of Take It!.

Take It! cover featuring 1/2 Japanese

Killing Joke ad

Series of ads for Infidelity Records, Contagion Records, and Rockit Records

European couple

Transvision photography

High Society clothing store ad

“Profile in Dub” by Tim Barry

“Armand Schaubroeck: Alive & Well(thy) at the House of Guitars” by Bonnie Kaleta

“DOA – Alive and Blurry in NYC” by Amy Linden

Mutants article, plus info about the included flexi

In the Shop

Armand Schaubroeck Steals – A Lot Of People Would Like To See Armand Schaubroeck … DEAD – $30 (specialty item)
Dark Day – Window (OG Pressing) – $90 (specialty item)
D.O.A. – Hardcore 81 – $21
Mikey Dread – At The Control, Dubwise – $22
Half Japanese – Crazy Hearts – $25
U Roy – The Originator – $21
Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth (40th Anniversary Edition) – $30
Tapper Zukie – X Is Wrong – $20
V/A – Trojan Records Tighten Up Reggae Volume 1 – $19

– Hannah Blanchette

  September 11, 2022  |  Blog