|Single by Lo Fidelity Allstars featuring Pigeonhed|
|from the album How To Operate With A Blown Mind|
|Released||November 16, 1998
February 12, 1999 (US 12")
May 2, 2000 (Import re-release)
|Format||CD single/12" vinyl|
|Lo Fidelity Allstars featuring Pigeonhed singles chronology|
"Battle Flag" (or "Battleflag") is a song by Pigeonhed (Shawn Smith and Steve Fisk) from their 1997 album The Full Sentence. It was remixed by Lo Fidelity Allstars featuring Pigeonhed for Pigeonhed’s Flash Bulb Emergency Overflow Cavalcade of Remixes album and later included and released as a single from the Lo Fidelity Allstars album How To Operate With A Blown Mind. Though it failed to garner much success in the United Kingdom, it gained modest airplay on both radio and MTV in the United States. It was also extremely successful on alternative rock radio stations in the United States, peaking at #6 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, the only U.S. chart appearance by either Lo Fidelity Allstars or Pigeonhed. The song also reached #36 in the UK.
The song featured in NBC's prime-time medical drama ER, most notably in the Season 6 episode, "All in the Family" where while the ER staff celebrate Valentine's Day, Dr. John Carter (Noah Wyle) enters a room and is stabbed by schizophrenic patient Paul Sobriki (David Krumholtz) and again in the Season 8 episode, "Beyond Repair", where Carter meets Sobriki again, season three episode eleven of Showtime's drama Queer as Folk US, as well as a season one episode of The WB's Smallville and a season one episode of HBO's The Sopranos. It also featured in the films Coyote Ugly, Mean Machine and Very Bad Things, and the trailers for Charlie's Angels, The 51st State, Drillbit Taylor, and Duke Nukem Forever. The song was also used on the 2000 WWF (now WWE) video tape Eve of Destruction. Additionally, it has been included on countless music compilations.
1998 UK single #1
- "Battleflag (Full Version)"
- "Pony Pressure"
- "Battleflag (Bonus Beats)"
1998 UK single #2
- "Battleflag (Radio Edit)"
- "Battleflag (Space Raiders)"
- "Battleflag (Live At The Big Beat Boutique)"
1998 US CD single
- "Battle Flag [Radio Version]" – 3:54
- "Battle Flag (Callout Hook #1)" – 0:10
- "Battle Flag (Callout Hook #2)" – 0:05
1999 US 12"
- "Battle Flag" – 5:29
- "Blisters on My Brain" – 7:09
- "Pony Pressure" – 4:48
- "Vision Incision" – 5:24
Several more versions of the single can be found at Shawn Smith's Official Website