Classic band from Washington, D.C. active from 1980-1989 with a very definitive sound. This is a reissue of their self-titled album from 1986 and it’s first time in print in 20 years! When I first heard G.I. I heard the song “Teenager in a box” and fell for this band that very moment (hear this song if you haven’t). This release captures the band at a point where they have evolved into something potent and strong. They say during this recording that they approached it as a “concept album” and can see to some degree of where they were going (they eventually dropped that idea). In my opinion this was a coming of age album and really defines them as a band. GOVERNMENT ISSUE always had a specific sound that you could pick out from a crowd with good amount of catchiness and hooks in the music to bring you back for more. GI were a hardcore punk band, but without all the mayhem and noise that generally accompanies the genre. This was re-mastered by the guitarist Tom Lyle and sounds damn good! Also included are 4 bonus tracks on this slap of wax. Cheers to Doctor Strange records for re-releasing this great album.