Carry the Banner

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Carry the Banner
Pinhead Gunpowder - Carry the Banner.jpg
EP by Pinhead Gunpowder
Released December 1994
Recorded September 1994
Studio Sound and Vision Studios in San Francisco and Dancing Dog Studios in Emeryville, California
Genre Punk rock
Length 14:19
Label Too Many, Lookout
Recess (reissue)
Producer Kevin Army
Pinhead Gunpowder chronology
Jump Salty
(1994)Jump Salty1994
Carry the Banner
Goodbye Ellston Avenue
(1997)Goodbye Ellston Avenue1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Carry the Banner is the third EP by the Berkeley, California-based punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder. Originally released on 10" vinyl in December 1994 through Too Many Records, the EP was reissued on CD by Lookout Records shortly after as the initial vinyl pressing sold out quickly. It was the group's first release to feature Jason White on guitar/vocals, replacing Sarah Kirsch, who left the band in 1994 due to differences with Billie Joe Armstrong after his main band Green Day signed to major label Reprise Records.

The EP was reissued in February 2010 on 12" vinyl though Recess Records. However, upon the band's request, the label cancelled the reissue and most of the copies in stock were destroyed, as were the label's other Pinhead Gunpowder vinyl reissues. The few copies sold of the reissue now go for high prices online.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Aaron Cometbus, except where noted; all music composed by Pinhead Gunpowder, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Find My Place" 1:06
2. "Before the Accident" 1:45
3. "I Used To" (music by Cometbus and Quitty) 1:15
4. "Reach for the Bottle" 1:28
5. "Walkin' Catastrophe" (written by Jason White) 1:31
6. "I Am an Elephant" 2:07
7. "I Am the Stranger" 1:31
8. "Certain Things" (music by Cometbus and Quitty) 1:27
9. "Mahogany" (written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin; originally performed by Diana Ross) 2:05
Total length: 14:19