Government Issue

Also known as G.I., G.I.'s, G.I.'s, The, GI's, The, GIs
Members of Government Issue: Brian Baker, Brian Gay, J. A. Leonard, J. Robbins, John Barry (4), John Stabb Schroeder, Karl Hill, Marc Alberstadt, Mike Fellows, Mitch Parker, Peter Moffett, Rob Moss, Sean Saley, Steve Hansgen, Tom Lyle
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.dischord.com/band/government-issue, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Issue, http://govt-issue.bandcamp.com

Discography of Government Issue:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Boycott Stabb + Live 16 Audio 2002-04-00 Reflex/Wolfpack Records
2 Finale 26 Audio 1989-11-00 Lost And Found Records
3 Joy Ride 11 Audio 1984 Fountain Of Youth Records
4 Boycott Stabb 11 Audio 1983
5 The Fun Just Never Ends 9 Audio 1985 Fountain Of Youth Records
6 No Way Out '82 15 Audio 1990 Lost And Found Records
7 Government Issue 11 Audio 1986 Fountain Of Youth Records
8 You 11 Audio 1987 Giant Records (2)
9 Make An Effort EP 4 Audio 1997 Tragic Life Records
10 Video Soundtrack 3 Audio 1989 Super Seven Records
11 Complete History Volume Two 55 Audio 2001 Dr. Strange Records
12 Strange Wine : Live At CBGB August 30 1987 28 Audio 2003-05-00 Dr. Strange Records
13 Boycott Stabb 15 Audio 1991 Rockville
14 Beyond 22 Audio 1991 Rockville
15 Joy Ride / The Fun Just Never Ends 22 Audio 1990 Giant Records (2)
16 Government Issue 13 Audio 1990 Giant Records (2)
17 You 11 Audio 1987 Giant Records (2)
18 Best Of Government Issue • Live - The Mystic Years 22 Audio 1992 Performance Records
19 Crash 10 Audio 1988 Giant Records (2)
20 Strange Wine E.P. 7 Audio 1989 Giant Records (2)
21 Make An Effort 4 Audio 1983
22 Make An Effort EP 4 Audio 2008 Dr. Strange Records
23 Make An Effort 4 Audio 2002-04-00 Reflex/Wolfpack Records
24 Fun And Games 7 Audio 1988 Lost And Found Records
25 Finale 26 Audio Lost And Found Records
26 Strange Wine E.P. 10 Audio 1989 Giant Records (2)
27 Joy Ride 11 Audio 1984 Fountain Of Youth Records
28 Finale 26 Audio 1989-11-00 Lost And Found Records
29 Live On Mystic 17 Audio 1989
30 Legless Bull 10 Audio 1981 Dischord Records
31 G.I.'s First Demo 11 Audio 2004 Spontaneous Combustion Records
32 You 11 Audio 1987 Giant Records (2)
33 Give Us Stabb Or Give Us Death 4 Audio 1985 Mystic Records (8)
34 Boycott Stabb 11 Audio 1988
35 Make An Effort 4 Audio 1984 Fountain Of Youth Records
36 Crash 10 Audio 1988-10-00 We Bite Records
37 Crash 10 Audio 1988 We Bite Records
38 Video Soundtrack 3 Audio 1989 Super Seven Records
39 Boycott Stabb Complete Session 21 Audio 2010-11-00 Dischord Records
40 The Punk Remains The Same 4 Audio 2009 DC-Jam Records
41 Video Soundtrack 3 Audio Super Seven Records
42 Live 1985 28 Audio 2005 Music Video Distributors
43 You 11 Audio 1988-10-00 We Bite Records
44 Finale 26 Audio 1989-11-00 Lost And Found Records
45 Make An Effort 4 Audio 1994
46 Crash 10 Audio 1988-10-00 We Bite Records
47 Live! 17 Audio 1985
48 G.I.'s First Demo 11 Audio 2004 Spontaneous Combustion Records
49 Strange Wine E.P. 10 Audio 1989 Giant Records (2)
50 G.I.'s First Demo 11 Audio 2004-05-00 Spontaneous Combustion Records


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 ([a=Minor Threat], [a=Dag Nasty], [a=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 [a=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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