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The Wee Stinker

Early Trashcan songs were full of clever wordplay – not that their most recent stuff isn’t – but it was interesting to discover that, ‘The Wee Stinker’, a crossword in Scotland’s Glasgow Herald became the inspiration for some of their lyrics.

Read on to find out more…

22 August 2021 The Herald on Sunday

 



A Trash Tale
February 24, 2021, 4:12 pm
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Here’s a clipping from late 1995 which appeared in The List Magazine in the run up to the release of third album, ‘A Happy Pocket’.

The List Magazine Issue 266 3 November 1995



Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom

Tutti-frutti indeed.

The new exclusive Trashcan Sinatras AA 7″ single is out now. 750 copies have been pressed onto eco coloured vinyl – Green, Blue, Opaque Pink, Transparent Orange, Yellow.

Which colour did you get?

New song, ‘Ways’ is backed on fantastic plastic with the best song from 2020, ‘The Closer You Move Away From Me’ – listen out for the wee nod to Jackie DeShannon. Magic stuff!

The single has been released by Scotland’s label of choice, Last Night From Glasgow, who will also be reissuing second album, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’, later in 2021. I wonder how many colours that one will come in?

Design and artwork was created by the talented Mr Chris Dooley over at How It Is Nowadays in Brooklyn, NY.

The alert Trashcan fans among you will, of course, recognise Chris from the Autopsy fanzine produced thirty-odd years ago.

The edition released in Japan included liner notes written by The Laundries. I’m sure they are very complimentary.

2021 Trashcan Sinatras. Last Night From Glasgow LNFG42



SORLEY MISSED
December 2, 2020, 1:00 pm
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Here’s an old business card from Shabby Road Studio in Kilmarnock – home of the Trashcan Sinatras from the late 80s to mid 90’s.

Originally, the studio was known as Sirocco, and saw many a now famous band waltz through its doors to rehearse and record – Del Amitri, The Bluebells and Aztec Camera to name a few. 

Started by Clark Sorley, Sirocco eventually made its way into the hands of the Trashcan Sinatras following their signing to Go! Discs. A natural progression perhaps, seeing as Frank Reader was studio engineer at the time.

It was then duly changed to Shabby Road and – for want of a better expression – the rest is history.

Shabby Road image by David Anderson

 



Mermaid In A Bottle
August 29, 2020, 5:16 pm
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HOMESPUN is a new project combining the art work of Maree Hughes and music by Trashcans bass player Davy Hughes. Maree is a full time artist based at WASPS Courtyard Studios in Irvine, on the West Coast of Scotland, specialising in drawing, painting and printmaking.

With the help of Creative Scotland, Maree and Davy sent out an SOS to the world aiming to raise money to purchase new studio equipment, to produce quality images and enable production of a 4-track digital audiovisual EP.

Within a few hours of the project going live Maree and Davy’s first goal had been achieved allowing them to offer up a number of rewards including, original prints & artwork, early access to animations & new music, with contributions from other members of Trashcan Sinatras.

You can still make a pledge here – but be quick as it ends on the 14th of September.

Here’s an original Lino cut called Mermaid In A Bottle, which was hand delivered by Davy. Typically, I wasn’t in and never got to personally thank him – so, thanks Davy.

Good luck with the rest of your project.

HOMESPUN Maree and Davy Hughes – August 2020




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