Government Issue was active from 1980-89 in the D.C. hardcore scene. They made an indelible impact on the local music community, especially the one consistent member of the band, lead singer, John Stabb. Their first EP, Legless Bull, was D.C. hardcore at its finest, but as the band lineup started to change over time, so did their sound. As noted by Aaron Burgess at Alternative Press:
"Though they started out playing solid, standard-issue melodic hardcore, Government Issue weren't afraid to let their outside influences, no matter how incongruous, infect their music—or, in Stabb's case, their look, as well [...] So, while Stabb's hairdos and stage clothes got increasingly kookier, so did the band's music draw ideas from pop, goth, psychedelia, Middle Eastern music and beyond. And while changes like these could seem like sellout moves for a group that once wrote a song called "Rock 'N' Roll Bullshit", they were a vital next step in the evolution of [insert whatever eclectic punk CD you're listening to today]. This makes for a great staple t-shirt. It's made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it's still soft. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!"
• 100% ringspun cotton • 4.5 oz (153 g/m2) • Pre-shrunk • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping • Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center