Government Issue Live 1985: Flipside Available on DVD May 5th

Music News | Mar 29th, 2005

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Oaks, PA- Music Video Distributors and Flipside Video are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Government Issue Live 1985: Flipside for worldwide distribution on DVD.

Government Issue was one of the first wave of independent punk rock bands from Washington, DC in the early eighties. This DVD features two live shows from the band’s California tours of 1985. Captured raw and up close on video, this footage is hardly pristine, but that it survived at all is amazing.

Always a fantastic live band, Government Issue grind out the songs in workman-like fashion as singer John Stabb reigns over the enthusiastic crowd, injecting humor and chaos into the mix. Concentrating on material from Government Issue’s classic albums “Joy Ride” and “The Fun Just Never Ends”, just as their songwriting began to eclipse the generic hardcore sound, Live 1985 is a great view of Government Issue and the raucous punk rock scene in America in the mid-eighties.

JUNE 3, 1985 – FENDERS BALLROOM:

Blending In

4 Wall Hermit

Mad At Myself

Hall of Fame

Fun & Games

Written Word

Plain To See

Puppet on a String

Sheer Terror

Familiar

AUGUST 9, 1985 – OLYMPIC AUDITORIUM:

Blending In

Puppet on a String

Understand

Hear The Scream

World Caved In

Mad At Myself

Sheer Terror

Notch To My Crotch

Hall of Fame

Written Word

Fun & Games

4 Wall Hermit

Time to Escape

Familiar

Joy Ride

Plain To See