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Government Issue
Hardcore, Punk
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Government Issue (often referred to as . 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 rist 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.

Government Issue John Stabb, John Barry, Brian Gay, and Mark Alberstadt formed Government Issue in Washington, DC in 1980. Though the lineup changed frequently – leaving Stabb as the only remaining original member - the band would continue on for nearly a decade before calling it quits in 1989. Boycott Stabb (Complete Session), released 16 November 2010 1. Hall Of Fame (Complete Session) 2. Hour Of 1 (Complete Session) 3. .

Government Issue was an American hardcore punk band from Washington, . 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, .

Government Issue (often just GI) were an American straight edge hardcore punk band originating from the Washington DC scene, formed in 1980 and signed to Dischord Records. Many early songs were straightforward hardcore, clocking in at under the one minute mark, but they later progressed into a more melodic song-focused outfit (citing The Damned as key to gaining this catchy sound) and often with lyrics critical of the short-sighted behavior of the scene they aided in creating.

Government Issue emerged from the same early-'80s Washington, DC hardcore scene that birthed Minor Threat. In fact, Minor Threat's bassist Brian Baker was an early member of the band. Like the other groups who made their debuts on the legendary Dischord label, Government Issue liked its punk loud and fast, but the group was ambitious enough to push the genre's stylistic boundaries. The band's first few albums were solid hardcore offerings, but it was on this 1986 album that Government Issue definitively moved into more adventurous territory. While there are blazing guitars.

BPM Profile Government Issue. Album starts at 146BPM, ends at 156BPM (+10), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Government Issue. The Fun Just Never Ends.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Visions And ?
A2 They Know
A3 Locked Inside
A4 Even When You're Here
A5 Everybody's Victim
A6 Memories Past
B1 Hear The Scream
B2 Say Something
B3 On The Screen
B4 It Begins Now
B5 Last Forever
Recorded By – Frank Bartlow

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Lion & Fox Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Mystic Sound Studio
  • Recorded At – Black Pond Studios
  • Manufactured By – Dutch East India Trading
  • Distributed By – Dutch East India Trading
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – LSR Records
  • Copyright (c) – G.I.
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-18436
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-18437


  • Bass – J. A. Leonard, Steven Hansgen* (tracks: A2, B4)
  • Drums – Marc Alberstadt
  • Engineer [Remix] – Chris Biando
  • Executive-Producer – Brett McIntosh
  • Graphics [Cover] – Guerrilla Graphics, Laura Costas
  • Graphics [Insert] – Tom*
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Sitar, Percussion – Tom Lyle
  • Photography [Insert] – Abbas Zand, Andy Luck, Dana Schleicher, Julie Gray
  • Photography By [Cover] – Tom*
  • Producer – Brian Baker, Tom Lyle
  • Recorded By [All Additional Recording] – Chris Biando
  • Recorded By [Basic Tracks], Engineer – Chris Biando, Jim Fox, Phillip Raves
  • Songwriter – G.I.*
  • Voice, Percussion – John Stabb*


This album is also known by the title "GI5".

Issued with a photos and credits insert.

Basic tracks recorded by Jim Fox at Lion and Fox Recorders, Washington, D.C., July 85; Phillip Raves at Mystic Studios, Hollywood, CA, August 85; and Chris Biando at Black Pond, Washington, D.C., January 86.
All additional recording at Black Pond.
Last Forever recorded under Stabb's house, January 86.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched): FOY∙024∙A S-18436 A- [crossed-out triangle with dot in it pointing right]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched): FOY∙024∙B S-18437 A- [crossed-out triangle with dot in it pointing right]

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FOY 024 Government Issue Government Issue ‎(LP, Album) Fountain Of Youth Records FOY 024 US 1986
DSR-125 Government Issue Government Issue ‎(LP, RE) Dr. Strange Records DSR-125 US 2011
GRI 6040-2 Government Issue Government Issue ‎(CD, Album, RE) Giant Records GRI 6040-2 US 1990
FOY 024C Government Issue Government Issue ‎(Cass, Album) Fountain Of Youth Records FOY 024C US 1986
DSR-125 Government Issue Government Issue ‎(LP, Ltd, TP) Dr. Strange Records DSR-125 US 2011