The Government

Slightly quirky new wave outfit leaning on the art punk side became legendary on the Toronto Queen Street club circuit playing such venues as The Crash And Burn, The Edge, Larry's Hideaway and The Beverley Tavern and art venues such as the Music Gallery. The "Electric Eye" album was one such performance recorded at the Music Gallery as the soundtrack to a full-length video production. The album is a testament to the live incorporated performance of the video's audio track.

Drummer Billy Bryans replaced Ed Boyd and recorded "How Many Fingers?" with The Government before going on perform in Mama Quilla II, The Parachute Club and other Toronto acts.


VSP 005 The Government - Electric Eye album art The Government Electric Eye(LP, Album) Voicespondence VSP 005 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
WOW 713 The Government - Guest List album art The Government Guest List(LP, Album) Jackal Records, The Modern World Incorporated WOW 713 Canada 1980 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ED-1001 The Government - Hemingway Hated Disco Music album art The Government Hemingway Hated Disco Music(7", Single) Not On Label (The Government Self-Released) ED-1001 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
MW-1 The Government - 33 ⅓ RPM E.P. album art The Government 33 ⅓ RPM E.P.(7", EP) The Modern World Incorporated MW-1 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
GOV-581 The Government - How Many Fingers? album art The Government How Many Fingers?(12", EP) The Goverment GOV-581 Canada 1981 Sell This Version