Five Hungry Joes – A pictorial archive of the Trashcan Sinatras. Legendary Scottish Band


Falcon Crest
August 13, 2017, 11:04 am
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Here’s an early gig review from 1990 when the Trashcans appeared at The Camden Falcon in London – an 80s-90s indie watering hole, where apparently Blur were signed up after a gig later that year.

The Camden Falcon was also the original venue for the Barfly brand of live music venues that started in 1996.

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10 March 1990 Sounds Magazine

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You Get What You Ask For…
March 11, 2017, 10:45 am
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…so says the sign at the DJ booth.

Many years ago, a good friend and I dabbled in the murky world of the music business. Every Saturday we’d meet up in our local pub, sit in our usual spot, have a few beers and rip the pish oot of the DJ and whatever music he was playing.

We asked the DJ for bands we wanted to hear – The Smiths, Teenage Fanclub, Spearmint, Beatles, Dylan, Stones and many many more. He never had anything we asked for.

So we asked Big Wullie the Manager if we could get a wee slot before the ‘main act’ came on. Surprisingly he agreed, so off we went. Never got paid. Never had a sign –  just played whatever we and like-minded souls wanted to hear.

Anyhow, here’s the promo CD of ‘All Night’, a disco dance floor stomper of a tune – featuring the brass of Herb Alpert’s ‘The Lonely Bull’ – that implores the DJ to ‘do his job’.

Are ye dancin…?

2016 Trashcan Sinatras



Back and Forth … Again!
January 14, 2017, 11:59 am
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Here’s a few more posters from the ‘Wild Pendulum’ tour in 2016…
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^ The Middle East, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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^ Oran Mor, Glasgow.
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^ Fuji Rock Festival, Japan.

Special thanks to Tour Manager Ben for sending over the US posters and extra special thanks to US sound engineer, Sean Haney for sending through the Fuji Rock poster.

Magic!



Soaked to the Skin
January 13, 2017, 9:43 pm
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Does anyone remember the Rainmate?

You know, that strange contraption which appeared on yer Granny’s heid when it started raining. As a wee boy, I always remember her whipping this weird looking thing out of her shopping trolley as soon as it started raining – a clear, plastic hood she’d tie around her chin before going down the town for her messages.

Something like this (not my Gran of course)…

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‘…Soaked to the skin…’
of course, has a connection to the rainmate in Trashcan world. It is, as you well know, a part of the opening couplet to the very wonderful ‘The Genius I Was’ from third album, ‘A Happy Pocket’, …

“rainmates forever
you and me
soaked to the skin
dead waist down, on the evidence
we’re guilty as sin”

Fantastic don’t you think? What’s also fantastic though is another Trashcan fan site and it’s called Rainmates Forever – clever eh? I’m not 100% sure who runs it, but it could be Randy from the old forum/message board as I recognise a few of the pieces on it.

It’s good there’s another blog like this, keeps the Trashcan name out there. Anyway, go and have a wee look – there’s things on there that’s not on here and things on here that’s not on there – so between the two, you’re covered.

Rainmates Forever!

 



That-Band-That-Starts-With-S…
October 23, 2016, 3:15 pm
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Let me guess. The Smiths?

Here’s a review of the Trashcans debut album ‘Cake’, which appeared August of 1990 in Japanese music magazine Crossbeat. 

10 out 10 no less.

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We have been waiting and waiting for this first album from the Trash Can Sinatras, and the two singles that have already been released from it are outstanding. Their guitar sound reminds us of early Aztec Camera or The Housemartins and that clear guitar sound, so familiar to “that-band-that-starts-with-S.” (sic) I don’t think I am exaggerating at all.

The sound and excitement that this album gives you are reminders of that sound. If you categorise them as ‘80s British acoustic music, they are very orthodox. But you can see their originality in the last song on this album which has not only emotional lyrics but also a collage of sound. The Trash Can Sinatras prompt us to appreciate something which we might otherwise take for granted, like the blue sky peering out from behind the clouds, and to remember something important that we are on the verge of forgetting.

crossbeat0890aCrossbeat Magazine (Japan) August 1990 Vol.3 No.8

 




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