Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|HardCOre Day's Night|
Actor: Government Issue
Director: Government Issue
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Over 2 years in the making! Government's Issue A HarDCore Day's Night DVD features three gigs from 1982, 1985 1988 plus a John Stabb interview and liner notes from Stabb & Tom Lyle. Painstakingly comiled by Tom Lyle himsel... more »
Quality is the issue
Peter Ancrack | UK | 09/02/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As a pro video maker and drumming enthusiast and big latter period GI fan i ordered this as soon as i heard about it. It is a tragedy that more people didnt know of this band in their righteous last few years 86-89...and it is a tragedy that one of their shows wasnt captured on video professionally. This is a rare glimpse but the 2 early shows are v rough in quality and the 89 show although shot with 3 cameras was by student amateurs - the result is poor. The wide shot although sharp is dark and the 2 close ups are either out of focus and poorly shot. To try and disguise this the editor has cheated using clips form elsewhere in the song or form other songs. The end result is for me annoying as you will see the great god drummer Peter Moffat for example, on one shot realtime on the hi hat and then in the frame he is on the ride ?! This applies to the guitarist and the bassist too with same clips repeatedly used over n over. I found myself trying to work out which shot was for real and which was the cheat and it just drove me nuts.
Although it is a rare glimpse it should have went straight to you tube. And the Strange Wine promo is pointless. Now then is there any decent proper footage out there??? I was once roadie-ing for a uk band in Holland and at the venue in Groningen they offered an inhouse live multi-cam video recording/vision mixing service. The results were great. GI had been through this venue before us - did they get recorded??? Is it out there??? But to end on a postive note - great audio on this and good to hear some of their last songs that were never released."