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Government Issue – Complete History Volume One (2020) CD

Band: Government Issue

Album: Complete History Volume One

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Non-Music Interview Hardcore

Label: Dr. Strange Records

Release Country: United States

Record Type: 80 Tracks CD

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 played reunion show with 3/4 of the "Legless Bull" line-up playing songs off that record as well as the 1980 demo.

In May 2016, John Stabb passed away after battling stomach cancer.


80 Tracks
Make An Effort EP
1-1 Teenager In A Box1:29
1-2 No Way Out1:48
1-3 Twisted Views1:23
1-4 Sheer Terror2:17
1-5 G.I.0:44
Boycott Stabb LP
1-6 Hall Of Fame1:02
1-7 Hour Of 11:17
1-8 G.I.0:39
1-9 Puppet On A String1:11
1-10 Sheer Terror3:31
1-11 Happy People1:12
1-12 Lost In Limbo0:37
1-13 Plain To See1:47
1-14 Partyline1:14
1-15 Here's The Rope2:11
1-16 Insomniac1:03
1-17 Religious Ripoff1:18
1-18 Sheer Terror2:20
1-19 G.I.0:47
1-20 Happy People0:58
1-21 No Rights0:50
1-22 Puppet On A String1:22
Joy Ride LP
1-23 Blending In1:27
1-24 Understand1:52
1-25 4-Wall Hermit1:16
1-26 Familiar2:13
1-27 Time To Escape1:47
1-28 Hey Ronnie1:20
1-29 Joy Ride1:40
1-30 Hall Of Fame1:27
1-31 Notch To My Crotch1:11
1-32 Reflection1:14
1-33 These Boots Are Made For Walkin'2:19
1-34 Puppet On A String1:17
1-35 Sheer Terror1:15
The Fun Just Never Ends LP
1-36 Fun & Games1:03
1-37 Written Word2:15
1-38 Mad At Myself2:03
1-39 The Next Time2:07
1-40 Bored To Death1:29
1-41 Vanity Fare2:27
1-42 World Caved In2:49
1-43 Massacre1:40
1-44 Trapped1:27
1-45 Vanity Fare2:24
Give Us Stabb Or Give Us Death EP
2-1 Plain To See2:22
2-2 Written Word2:09
2-3 The Next Time2:10
2-4 Blending In1:34
2-5 Day Of Reckoning1:52
Live! LP
2-6 Interview2:08
2-7 Familiar2:18
2-8 Time To Escape1:48
2-9 The Next Time2:12
2-10 Fun & Games1:04
2-11 These Boots Are Made For Walkin'3:00
2-12 Hall Of Fame1:15
2-13 Reflection1:20
2-14 Notch To My Crotch1:35
2-15 Interview 21:36
2-16 Hall Of Fame II1:22
2-17 Teenager In A Box1:59
2-18 Understand1:56
2-19 G.I.0:45
2-20 Hour Of 11:26
2-21 Dead Dog3:38
2-22 Any Final Comments?0:20
Government Issue (G.I. 5) LP
2-23 Visions And?1:32
2-24 They Know1:44
2-25 Locked Inside2:40
2-26 Even When You're Here3:41
2-27 Everybody's Victim2:49
2-28 Memories Past1:13
2-29 When I'm Alone2:00
2-30 Hear The Scream2:25
2-31 Say Something2:17
2-32 On The Screen1:57
2-33 It Begins Now2:39
2-34 Last Forever2:57
2-35 Sheer Terror2:40

Tracks 1-1 to 1-5 recorded February 25, 1982 at Catch-a-Buzz. 1-5 was part of the Make An Effort session but not released on the original vinyl. It was released on a compilation called Underground Hits Volume 2 (Aggressive Rock/Modern Music AG027).
Tracks 1-6 to 1-17 recorded at Inner Ear, November 1982. Additional recording at Catch-a-Buzz, January 1983. 1-17 was not released on the original LP. It was both released on Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol. 1 and on Paranoia You Can Dance To (Weird Systems 019). 1-18 to 1-21 were CD bonus tracks, Live At University Of Maryland, October 1, 1982.
1-22 was recorded live at Space II Arcade in Washington DC, September 1983 and included in Flex Magazine, Germany.
1-23 to 1-27, 1-29 to 1-33 and 1-35 recorded at Black Pond, D.C., January and March 1984. 1-28 and 1-34 are live recordings and not included on the US original. They were part of the German pressing (Aggressive Rock/Modern Music AG0037).
1-36 to 2-5 recorded July 1984 - February 1985 at CBGB, NYC, Hit and Run, DC, and Black Pond, DC. 1-45 was part of the CD issue of the record.
2-4 was recorded live at CE Center, Phildadelphia, February 23, 1985.
2-6, 22: WCVT - Baltimore, MD 1981
2-7-8, 16: King Kong's, Adelphi, MD June 21, 1984
2-9-10, 18: CE Center, Philadelphia, PA February 23, 1985
2-11: Newton Theater, Washington, DC June 24, 1984
2-12: Upper Deck, Minneapolis, MN August 3, 1983
2-13-14: Pierce Hall, Washington, DC April 6, 1984
2-15: WMUC, University Of Maryland 1981
2-17: Glenmont Recreation Center, Wheaton, MD February 5, 1984
2-19: Wilson Center, Washington, DC February 25, 1983
2-20: Wilson Center, Washington, DC October 22, 1982
2-21: CBGB, New York City, NY July 30, 1983
2-23 to 2-35 recorded at Lion And Fox Recording, Washington, DC, July 1985, Mystic Studios, Hollywood, CA, August 1985, and Black Pond, Washington, DC, January 1986.

In the notes to this CD it is revealed that Sean Saley played drums on 2-34. He was not credited on the original record.

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