Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Best Thing You Can Buy This Week Is This Seeds Cover From Government Issue

As you can tell from that pic from the 2012 Salad Days gigs at D.C.'s Black Cat, Government Issue are still getting it done. The tune I'm going to share with you today features both of those guys in that picture -- singer John Stabb and guitarist Tom Lyle (though I think he's playing bass in my pic up there) -- along with Mitch Parker on bass and Marc Alberstadt on drums.

In 1983, Government Issue recorded this cover of a classic b-side from The Seeds. The flip-side to this single is the band's sorta tribute to the legendary Pentagram. The Seeds song was written by Kim Fowley so now is a good time for G.I. to release this one from the vaults since the renowned wild man just went into the Great Beyond.

This single was produced and mixed by Tom Lyle of Government Issue.

John Stabb is still busy making music and you can follow his band History Repeated here.

For more information on the Government Issue bootleg series, check out the Facebook page or the Bandcamp page.

But first, go buy this rockin' single from Government Issue!