Government Issue

Government Issue

Profile:
Government Issue (often referred to as G.I.) was a punk rock band from Washington, DC. The band formed in 1980 and split in 1989. They began as a hardcore band but overtime transitioned into more alternative rock areas. Singer John "Stabb" Schroeder was the group's only constant member, although original drummer Marc Alberstadt played with the band from 1980 until 1986 and bassist-turned-guitarist Tom Lyle joined the band in 1981 and stayed until the end. Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion) played with the band from 1981 through 1982. The group's final bassist, J. Robbins, who played with the band from 1986 until their split, went on to form Jawbox and became an in-demand engineer and producer.

The band has reunited for shows in 2007 and 2010 but has no plans for a full time reunion.

In 2014, the band will be playing a reunion show with 3/4 of the "Legless Bull" line-up playing songs off that record as well as the 1980 demo.
The line-up for that show will be: John Stabb, John Barry, Brian Gay, Karl Hill
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Government Issue Discography

Albums

FOY 009 Government Issue Joy Ride (Album) Fountain Of Youth Records FOY 009 US 1984 Sell This Version
MLP mini07 Government Issue Give Us Stabb Or Give Us Death (MiniAlbum, EP) Mystic Records (8) MLP mini07 US 1985 Sell This Version
MLP33144, MLP 33144 Government Issue Live! (Album) Mystic Records (8), Mystic Records (8) MLP33144, MLP 33144 US 1985 Sell This Version
FOY 017 Government Issue The Fun Just Never Ends (Album) Fountain Of Youth Records FOY 017 US 1985 Sell This Version
FOY 024C Government Issue Government Issue (Album) Fountain Of Youth Records FOY 024C US 1986 Sell This Version
HH 6100-1 Government Issue You (Album) Giant Records (2) HH 6100-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
GRI 6028-2 Government Issue Crash (Album) Giant Records (2) GRI 6028-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
LF 012 Government Issue Finale (Album) Lost And Found Records LF 012 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
LF 022 Government Issue No Way Out '82 (Album) Lost And Found Records LF 022 Germany 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dischord No. 4 Government Issue Legless Bull (EP) Dischord Records Dischord No. 4 US 1981 Sell This Version
F.O.Y.no.4, NO.4 Government Issue Make An Effort (EP) Fountain Of Youth Records, Fountain Of Youth Records F.O.Y.no.4, NO.4 US 1983 Sell This Version
FOY 002, Dischord 10¾ Government Issue Boycott Stabb (EP, Album) Fountain Of Youth Records, Dischord Records FOY 002, Dischord 10¾ US 1983 Sell This Version
LF 001 Government Issue Fun And Games(7") Lost And Found Records LF 001 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GRI 6033-1 Government Issue Strange Wine E.P. (EP, Album) Giant Records (2) GRI 6033-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
SS7EP 222 Government Issue Video Soundtrack (EP) Super Seven Records SS7EP 222 US 1989 Sell This Version
SCR-005 Government Issue G.I.'s First Demo (EP) Spontaneous Combustion Records SCR-005 US 2004 Sell This Version
DCJ0026 Government Issue The Punk Remains The Same (EP) DC-Jam Records DCJ0026 US 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

GRI 6039-2 Government Issue Joy Ride / The Fun Just Never Ends(CD, Album, Comp) Giant Records (2) GRI 6039-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
ROCK 6061-4 Government Issue Beyond (Album, Comp) Rockville ROCK 6061-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
MLP 33175 c Government Issue Best Of Government Issue • Live - The Mystic Years (Album, Comp) Performance Records MLP 33175 c US 1988 Sell This Version
LF 101/CD Government Issue Make An Effort(CD, Comp, RE) Lost And Found Records LF 101/CD Germany 1994 Sell This Version
DSR 81 Government Issue Complete History Volume One(2xCD, Comp) Dr. Strange Records DSR 81 US 2000 Sell This Version
DSR 82 Government Issue Complete History Volume Two(2xCD, Comp) Dr. Strange Records DSR 82 US 2001 Sell This Version

Videos

DR-4444 Government Issue Live 1985(DVD-V, NTSC) Music Video Distributors DR-4444 US 2005 Sell This Version
DSR-114 Government Issue A HarD.C.ore Day's Night(DVD) Dr. Strange Records DSR-114 US 2008 Sell This Version