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Pinhead Gunpowder - 7'' (Cover Artwork)

Pinhead Gunpowder

Pinhead Gunpowder: 7''7'' (2008)
Recess Records

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Contributed by: FuzzyJustin
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Pinhead Gunpowder made quite a splash when they played a few shows earlier this year. Aaron Cometbus's name sadly did not dominate the headlines, given Green Day's resurgence in the past few years. The band asked Recess to put out three new tracks on vinyl and the goods are just as good as you'd exp.
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Pinhead Gunpowder made quite a splash when they played a few shows earlier this year. Aaron Cometbus's name sadly did not dominate the headlines, given Green Day's resurgence in the past few years. The band asked Recess to put out three new tracks on vinyl and the goods are just as good as you'd expect.

Side 1 features two new tracks, one penned by the Cometbus author and another by "W. Fink", and they're as fast and "East Bay" as you'd expect them to be. "West Side Highway" is an upbeat song about finding your place to belong while "Anniversary Song" is a more melancholic, vague track hinting at regrets of leaving a place you once loved.

Side 2 features a track written by "W. Hink" Cometbus and is a sweet acoustic duet between Billie Joe and Lauren (her name and face are featured on the backside of the 7"). It's a very cute track that's a bit romantic and very "punk rock" with lyrics like "I had some friends, a psychotic couple / they had a room in a residential hotel / they fought in the bed / while we fucked on the floor." It's a good time, something to be sung with friends while swilling some cheap beers.

If you grab this on iTunes, you get an alternate version of "On the Ave" that doesn't feature Lauren's vocals and is a little better recorded.

This 7" is far better recorded than previous Pinhead Gunpowder releases and it suffers not a bit. A pretty fantastic release for a band that hasn't released anything new in eight years.

Vinyl graciously provided for purchase by Oakland's 1234 Go! Store.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Hulka (October 8, 2008)

RyanG: Yeah, there was the "Compulsive Disclosure" singles collection from Lookout.

eazyd2 (September 11, 2008)

needs more cowbell.

asfodel (September 10, 2008)

Actually, W. Fink (that would be William Fink a.k.a. Billie Joe) wrote the lyrics for Anniversary Song, not On the Ave.

colin (September 10, 2008)

this rules

SloaneDaley (September 10, 2008)

I have this coming from No Idea and I can't fucking wait.

wallofyouth (September 10, 2008)

agreed, this is sweet

ryang (September 10, 2008)

Holy shit! I didn't realize it had been 8 years. Weren't there a few 7"s since Shoot the Moon (Buffalo, Landlords)? Wasn't Shoot the Moon less than 8 years ago? Either way, it's still a fucking awesome ep, and I'm not looking up the answers to my questions.

I'm still waiting for this in the mail. Should be here any day.

theonetruebill (September 10, 2008)

Instant classic. The day this package came I must have listened to it eight times while making my dinner.

bryne (September 10, 2008)

This is a great little release.

fuzzy (September 10, 2008)

It's really just called "7"" brian, I swear!

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