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

Un-Fairground Attraction
January 27, 2009, 8:51 pm
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Kevin Ayers is an English songwriter and was a founding member of the pioneering psychedelic band Soft Machine in the late 1960s.

His 2007 album ‘The Unfairground’ is performed by himself and the myriad talents of artists like:- Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Bill Wells (Bill Wells Trio), Jeff Baron and of course, Frank Reader.

The album – his first in fifteen years – brings new and old talent together for 10 tracks. One of those tracks – ‘Run, Run, Run’ – features Frank on backing vocals.

This is the gatefold digi-pak version which is still readily available, but before you splash your hard earned cash, don’t expect to hear Frank in all his glory as his voice is not the only one providing the harmonies – but he is in there somewhere.

It is a good album and has lead me to another artist I knew nothing of.

Decide for yourself.

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An Introduction
January 25, 2009, 4:13 pm
Filed under: 1990-1991 Cake | Tags: , , , , ,

12-inch white label test pressing of debut EP ‘Obscurity Knocks’ complete with press release letter.

This copy has a handwritten label with partially ripped sticker. The inner ring of the same side has the inscription ‘!!Youthenasia!!’ which can partly be seen on the bottom right corner of the photograph.

Note the track error on the letter for ‘The Best Man’s Fool’.

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Keeping It Simple!
January 25, 2009, 3:35 pm
Filed under: 1990-1991 Cake | Tags: , ,

No printed labels. No handwritten titles. Just a simple sticker. That’s yer lot for this one.

3-track white label 12-inch promo for ‘Only Tongue Can Tell’. Includes ‘Useless’ and ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’ with custom stickered die-cut black card sleeve.

The inner ring of one side is inscribed with the legend ‘Mingle, mingle little star, how I wonder who you are’.

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Hey Mister, Can I Have My Ball Back?
January 24, 2009, 8:08 pm
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Follow-up single to ‘Obscurity Knocks’. 3-track CD with card sleeve.

The front cover picture is of Frank kicking a ball into the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis (see comment below), while on the back, you get the impression he’s quite pleased with what he’s just done. Was it his ball I wonder?

Frank duets with his sister Richael on ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’, a song made famous by Steve Martin in ‘The Jerk’.

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Four Sound Tracks
January 24, 2009, 7:44 pm
Filed under: 1995-1996 A Happy Pocket | Tags: , ,

4-track promo sampler, which is considered to be the promo for ‘To Sir, With Love’. The fourth track ‘Born Free’ was recorded for the stage version of Irvine Welsh’s ‘Maribou Stork Nightmares’.

The ‘Spooktime’ film review on the back cover is an excerpt from the NME.

tswl_promo_02tswl_promo_03tswl_promo_01Some copies of this release were promo stickered – like this one…


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