Government Issue - The Fun Just Never Ends !
Government Issue - The Fun Just Never Ends
01. Fun And Games
02. Written Word
03. Mad At Myself
04. The Next Time
05. Bored To Death
06. Message To A Friend (Out-Take)
07. Mad At Myself (Alternate Version)
08. Vanity Fare
09. World Caved In
12. World Caved In (Hit & Run Version)
13. Vanity Fair (Alternate Mix)
Dr Strange continues the Government Issue reissue series with 1985's 'The Fun Just Never Ends' Remastered for added punch by guitarist Tom Lyle, this reissue also contains four alternate and out-take songs culled from the band's vaults and never before released.
Reissue of this brilliant 12" from Government Issue, this album found them moving slightly away from the full-tilt harDCore that they had been known to up to that point and moving toward the heavy, melodic, Buzzcocks-esque pop they would perfect later in their career. There are still fucking RAGERS here like "Mad at Myself" and "Bored to Death," but all of a sudden the band seems more confident and assured than they did on their formative releases. A great record that I'm glad to share with y'all.
Review by Mark Prindle
Doctor Strange Records just released the newest chapter of its Government Issue vinyl reissue series! Government Issue’s third full-length, The Fun Just Never Ends, has just been reissued on vinyl for the first time in about 25 years.
The Fun Just Never Ends was originally released way back in 1985 on Fountain of Youth Records. This album saw GI continue on their transition from a hardcore band to something greater and more musical, incorporating punk and post-punk styles into one of the most solid records of their career which happened to last longer than any other DC band from that era. Government Issue was one of my all-time favorite punk rock bands back in the 1980s and still are to this day.
The album also has four bonus tracks not found on the original release. The packaging retains all the artwork from the original pressing right down to the lyric sheet (with new information added pertaining to the bonus tracks and current label of course). The record was also remastered, obviously, and it sounds fantastic. (the punk vault)
Government Issue, avec ce troisième album, nous gratifie en 26 minutes seulement de tout ce qui faisait leur charme, à savoir une rugosité et une rage toute hardcore tout en commençant à y ajouter des ingrédients qui marquent l'amorce d'une orientation plus mélodique par la suite. Entendons-nous bien: si le tempo ralentit sur certains titres, le gras des riffs à Tom Lyle gagnent en accroche, et si certains de ses riffs sonnent un brin 'hard rock', le tout a la consistance d'hymnes punks qui restent gravés dans la tête (Written Word, The Next Time, World Caved In, Trapped). La remasterisation ajoute à la patate de cet album et la basse (du nouveau bassiste Lenny Leonard) est superbement mise en avant: 'Mad At Myself' est tout bonnement irrésistible, 'Bored To Death' est énorme, 'Vanity Fare' poisseuse à souhait, 'Massacre' instoppable, et les morceaux version alternative et autres sont autant de bonus jubilatoires. Bref, vous auriez tort de bouder ce petit bijou ramené à la vie par le bon vieux Doctor Strange!
Same Rip specs as usual, now I'm so bored I'm going to the movies and see "Wrong Cops"!!!
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