Government Issue- Best Of CD. Government Issue hails from Washington, D.C. The band is considered to be a founding member of the DC scene. With the intense musical energy and the wacky antics of Jon Stabb, often called “The Clowned Prince of Punk,” they developed a loyal following on the East Coast. After seeing a Mystic display in a D. C. record store and knowing Mystic was strong in California, they called Doug Moody brought them to Hollywood to record and introduced them to the West Coast. This record is a combination of the “Give Us Stabb” studio EP and live recordings made across the U. S. It is an excellent sampler of their strongest material. The live recordings were recorded multi-track and later mixed in the studio with John Staab at the helm. 22 Tracks.