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Complete History Vol.2 [Double CD]

Government Issue Audio CD

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Government Issue, or GI, debuted at the two-day Unheard Music Festival at d.c. space in December of 1980. Because their drummer was sick and unable to play the shows, they called themselves The Substitutes and invited guest-players to sit in for each of the nights. Almost every young DC punk band that played over the two nights did a cover of the Monkees' "Stepping Stone", and ... Read more in Amazon's Government Issue Store

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars holy crap!!! 28 Feb 2005
By Daniel Cobb - Published on Amazon.com
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you get all of their later stuff, minus strange wine (unfortunately)!!! it seems when people talk about G.I., they either take the attitude that their later stuff was "boring", or that their early stuff was "immature". these folks all need to put away their respective record collections (whether it's all '83 hardcore or all '90s postpunk or emo) and just listen. admittedly, my favorite album was "the fun just never ends", smack dab in the middle of the two periods, but it really doesn't matter because Stabb was a lyrical genius whether he was lampooning social heirarchy, talking about personal feelings, or being a cynical smartass. musically it is all great stuff, and i don't think they would have taken the direction they did if it hadn't been for the early work, and even if it doesn't show the same "mature" musicianship as say, "you", it still is very powerful, insightful, and funny. as for the critics of later government issue, well, i still listen to hardcore and i am thirty years old, but i don't think that should exclude me from liking something that takes a slightly slicker production than a four track, and slightly more practice and dedication than understanding a few chords. actually, for that matter, there are reams of hardcore bands now that do just that anyway. so even THAT definition of hardcore has become redundant in and of itself.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One cd to lean on 11 Feb 2002
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back in the 80s, when every hardcore band sounded like either the dead kennedys or bad s.o.d. ripoffs, govt issue came along with their 6th lp titled 'you'. it (in my mind at least) single handedly predicted what was to come in the 90s with all the incarnations of emo and indie rock. the next lp ('crash') saw j robbins and peter moffet (who joined for the 'you' album) really add to the the fold, and we all know what they went on to do. (for the unschooled....j robbins went on to form seminal emo outfit jawbox, produce boatloads of recordings from edison, braid, hey mercedes, the stereo and so on.....then formed burning airlines, regrouping with moffet)

'crash' is by far the best offering from this long running and sadly overlooked dc band. it melded elements of the original GI with lots of melody (a'la the ramones), lots of cool guitar and bass counter melodies (a'la the smiths) and just great songs in general. even stabb seemed to really understand his voice and where he could go with it on the album.
volume one of this complete boxed set is a good beginning. this band has lots to offer in the hardcore world, but their strongest material came in the latter day covered by volume 2. in fact, i would highly suggest purchasing this volume over the first on every level.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Here come Da Judge!!! 31 Jan 2002
By "c3shary" - Published on Amazon.com
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Anyone remember the "Strange Wine" EP? Good, because you HAVE to remember it, as it's sadly missing from this second installment of the GI discography. That aside, this is truly awe-inspiring music of the highest caliber. "You" and "Crash" were really where GI came into their own. The music is so multilayered, and introspective. It makes more sense than any of their earlier works. With the second history volume you get to hear a totally different side of GI, thanks to the arrival of Pete Moffet, and J Robbins. This a band who was fully realized at the end of their carrer. How many other bands can truly claim to improve with age consistantly? If you like running around in circles slappin your buddies asses, this is the wrong volume of the GI history for you, go old school. If you like your music to move you, step up to the plate. 13 years since their demise and this work still shines every bit as bright. YA-HOO!!
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