“Please understand: Government Issue is the only DC hardcore band you still need to hear” (Alternative Press) · Government Issue (often just GI) is an American hardcore punk band originating from the Washington, D.C. scene, formed in 1980 and were originally 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. This new collection picks up where they left off. G.I. offers up 4 powerhouse tracks in the tradition of MINOR THREAT and SOA. Also available on CD (with 1 bonus track).