A huge announcement today from Green Day’s favourite local record shop, 1-2-3-4 GO! Records in Oakland, who have revealed that they will be reissuing the entire Pinhead Gunpowder discography on vinyl over the next year.
For those unaware, Pinhead Gunpowder consists of Billie Joe Armstrong, Jason White, Bill Schneider and Aaron Cometbus. The band debuted with the Trundle & Spring EP in 1991 and their last EP of original material, West Side Highway, was released in 2008. In between, the band released several albums and EP’s over the years that have long since been out of print.
In an email to their mailing list subscribers today, 1-2-3-4 GO! revealed a release plan for the new vinyl along with exclusive Pinhead Gunpowder t-shirts.
There will be 5 phases spread across the next year with an LP, 7″ and two exclusive t-shirts in each phase. Phase 1, due April 30th, 2021, is the Jump Salty LP and Trundle & Spring 7″! Pinhead Gunpowder hasn’t had official merch of any sort in years and these are truly special oversize prints. Jump Salty has been cut at 45rpm for the first time and it is LOUD. These are definitely the best sounding editions of either record to date.
Phase 1 (4/30/21): Jump Salty LP, Trundle and Spring 7” plus two shirts with art from each release
Phase 2 (6/11/21): Carry The Banner LP, Fahizah 7” plus two shirts with art from each release and the stand-alone “Kick Over The Traces” shirt.
Phase 3 (9/10/21): Goodbye Ellston Avenue LP, At Your Funeral 7” (songs from two splits, split up no more!), plus two shirts with art from each release.
Phase 4 (11/26/21): Shoot The Moon LP, 8 Chords 328 Words 7” plus two shirts with art from each release.
Phase 5 (3/11/22): Compulsive Disclosure LP, West Side Highway 7” plus two shirts with art from each release.
You can head over to 1-2-3-4 GO! and pre-order the phase 1 releases now or sign up for their “Pinhead Gunpowder Discography Club” where you will get everything from each phase as it’s released with the vinyl having an exclusive to club member’s color. Discography Club subscriptions are only available until March 1st and will cost two payments of $150 plus shipping and taxes.
Unfortunately, Pinhead Gunpowder hasn’t had a new record in over a decade and hasn’t played a full show since 2010 but you can check out their last performance at 924 Gilman below. Maybe these new vinyl reissues will stir them back into action.