GOVERNMENT ISSUE History !
Government Issue - Complete History Vol. 1
(Dr. Strange 81) Released on April 4, 2000.
Click on backcover for the 80 tracks titles.
80 songs from one of the most influential '80s DC bands. This double CD includes Make An Effort EP, Boycott Stabb EP, songs from the Flipside LP, Joyride LP, The Fun Just Never Ends LP, Give us Stabb or Give Us Death LP, Live LP, Self Titled LP and more. Plus a 20 page booklet withliner notes from Tom Lyle and John Stabb.
Government Issue Complete History Vol. 2
(Dr. Strange 82) Released on January 22, 2002.
G.I. was one of the biggest and most popular bands to have emerged from the D.C. scene of the early '80s.
Playing with the likes of MINOR THREAT, SOA, IRON CROSS, and THE TEEN IDLES to name just a few.
In this double CD release, a sequel to their Complete History Volume 1, you get the following LP's You, Crash, Finale and plenty of miscellaneous, rare, and unreleased live tracks.
51 songs in all as well as a 16 page booklet with liner notes from singer John Stabb, artwork from all the LPs plus great photos from G.I.'s personal vault.
Get a few of these... Otherwise the Doc will have to make a house call to examine your brain. It doesn't get much better than this.
"Few bands have made as successful a transition from pure hardcore to a more melodic realm as GOVERNMENT ISSUE" (Al Quint/SuburbanVoice)
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Government Issue - Strange Wine: Live At CBGB's
(Dr. Strange 92) Released on May 20, 2003.
Okay freaks... You've waited long enough! The Doc has seen fit to re-release a classic from Washington D.C.'s finest: GOVERNMENT ISSUE.
For those of you with your head in the ground, GOVERNMENT ISSUE played right along side the other early 80's straight edge and hardcore greats such as: MINOR THREAT, SOA, ARTIFICIAL PEACE, BAD BRAINS, TEEN IDLES, DAG NASTY and just about every other band on Dischord Records.
This version of Strange Wine, unlike the original release from '87, features the ENTIRE show plus three bonus studio tracks! Many unreleased songs on this one.
And to top that off this was re-mastered by Mr. Tom Lyle himself! No kidding, it sounds amazing!!! Great new artwork, liner notes and photos as always.
01. Say Something
04. Caring Line
05. Jaded Eyes
06. Blending In
08. Young Love
09. Fun & Games
10. Written Word
11. Mad At Myself
13. Hole In The Scene
14. It Begins Now
16. Puppet On A String
17. On The Screen
18. Vanity Fare
19. Everybody's Victim
20. 4-Walled Hermit
22. Time To Escape
23. Hall Of Fame
24. World, You And I
26. Strange Wine (Studio Version)
27. I'm James Dean (Studio Version)
28. Teenager In A Box (Studio Version)
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