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Government Issue was an American hardcore punk band from Washington, D.C. active from 1980 to 1989. The band experienced many changes in membership during its nine-year existence, with singer John Stabb as the only consistent member in an ever-fluctuating lineup that at various times included notable musicians Brian Baker, Mike Fellows, Steve Hansgen, J. Robbins, and Peter Moffett. Government Issue originated from the Washington, D.C. hardcore scene but added elements of heavy metal, New Wave, and psychedelic rock on later records.

Band Members[]

  • John Stabb - Vocals
  • John Barry – guitar
  • Brian Gay – bass
  • Marc Alberstadt – drums

Discography[]

Studio Albums

  • Boycott Stabb (1983)
  • Joyride (1984)
  • Give Us Stabb or Give Us Death (1985)
  • The Fun Just Never Ends (1985)
  • Government Issue (1986)
  • You (1987)
  • Crash (1988)

Live Albums

  • Live! (1985)
  • Finale (1989)
  • No Way Out 82 (1990)
  • Strange Wine: Live at CBGB August 30th, 1987 (2003)

Singles & EPs

  • Legless Bull (1981)
  • Make an Effort (1982)
  • Fun And Games (1988)
  • Strange Wine EP (1988)
  • Video Soundtrack (1989)
  • G.I.'s First Demo (2004)
  • The Punk Remains the Same (2009)

Compilation Albums

  • Joyride / The Fun Just Never Ends (1990)
  • Beyond (1991)
  • Best Of Government Issue • Live - The Mystic Years (1992)
  • Make An Effort (1994)
  • Complete History Volume One (2000)
  • Complete History Volume Two (2002)

Video Albums

  • Live 1985 (2005)
  • A HarD.C.ore Day's Night (2008)

Gallery[]

Audio[]

Religious Ripoff (1981)

Anarchy Is Dead (1981)

No Rights (1981)

Hey, Ronnie (1982)

Reference[]

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