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

February 15, 2009, 3:51 pm
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…were a moody sounding Nick Cave/Scott Walker-esque 5-piece fronted by Peter Rose – co-engineer on ‘Cake’ and also the mainman behind ‘Ostle Bay’, a collaboration with TCS.

Johnson released a total of four singles, three of which are included here.

The first of these singles, ‘Tripping With The Moonlight’ was a limited 7-inch release of around 500 copies and was recorded and produced by Frank Reader at Shabby Road Studios in Kilmarnock…

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The second single, ‘Savoury Body Show’ featured Stephen Douglas on drums and backing vocals.

Limited to 500 copies this 7-inch release again, was recorded and produced by Frank Reader at Shabby Road…

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Third single ‘Skin & Gold’ was again limited to 500 copies and features Stephen Douglas on drums. ‘Skin & Gold’ was recorded and produced by Frank Reader, whilst the B-side ‘Paradise’ was recorded by John Douglas, both at Shabby Road…

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All singles were released on their own ‘Play’ imprint.

The label was also home to ‘Heirloom’ – another TCS related artist – who at one time included Jody Stoddart. John, Paul and Grant Wilson have all played with them along the way and Davy Hughes’ brother Neil played bass.


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