"Wild Blood" was recorded by The Seeds in 1969. It was the b-side of their single "Falling Off The Edge Of My Mind". Stabb discovered this 7" single, and wanted to do a cover of the tune.
"Dead Dog" was GI's tribute to the metal band Pentagram. Dead Dog appeared on the long out of print vinyl-only compilation "Bounding Babies" which was released by Fountain Of Youth Records in 1984.
A few years ago this single was offered to Dr. Strange Records *www.drstrange.com) who released the discography of Government Issue on two double CDs ("Complete History Volume 1" and "Complete History Volume 2"), and "Strange Wine Live at CBGB", but they declined, feeling that GI's audience wouldn't like it because it was too unconventional (for Government Issue).
released January 27, 2015
John Stabb – voice
Tom Lyle – guitar
Mitch Parker – bass
Marc Alberstadt – drums
Recorded by Bobby Read at Soundscape, Washington DC March 1983
Produced and mixed by Tom Lyle
Wild Blood by Kim Fowley & Martin Cerf, Kim Fowley Music, BMI
Dead Dog by Government Issue, Semblance Music, BMI