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


They Get Knocked Down…
February 21, 2009, 6:41 pm
Filed under: Press | Tags: , , ,

…they get up again.

Short article which appeared in issue number 47 of ‘The Big Takeover’ – a music magazine published out of New York City since 1980.

Read all about it here.

takeover47_01takeover47_02The photograph was taken by Joe DiMaria, that wonderful chap who – as well as a million other things – keeps the band’s official website up-to-date and lets us all know what’s happening in the world of TCS.

takeover47_04takeover47_032000 ‘The Big Takeover’ magazine issue 47 (US)



Acoustic Sessions
February 21, 2009, 9:26 am
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Recorded on September 24, 1996, this 3-track radio session for FM802 (Osaka, Japan) features Frank (vocals), John (acoustic guitar and vocals), Paul (acoustic guitar) and Stephen (maraca and tambourine).

An unofficial 7-inch vinyl release including ‘The Safecracker’, ‘Obscurity Knocks’ and ‘How Can I Apply…?’

moonlet_01moonlet_02moonlet_061moonlet_04moonlet_03moonlet_052001 Moonlets Records ML-01 (Japan)



If You Want To Dance Wif Me…
February 21, 2009, 12:18 am
Filed under: 1995-1996 A Happy Pocket | Tags: , ,

…you bleedin’ well ask proper!” So said Lulu in the film ‘To Sir, With Love’ – or did she shout?

A classic cover version backed with 3 other tracks, ‘Claw’, A Boy And A Girl’ and ‘You Only Live Twice’.

‘You Only Live Twice’ appeared on the soundtrack to Irvine Welsh’s stage production of ‘Maribou Stork Nightmares’.

This is the 7-inch vinyl format…

sir7_04sir7_03sir7_05sir7_021sir7_011996 Go! Discs Ltd GOD157 850774-7



Mirror Mirror On The Wall
February 20, 2009, 11:52 pm
Filed under: 1995-1996 A Happy Pocket | Tags: , ,

Third single from ‘A Happy Pocket’ was ‘How Can I Apply…?’

Just two tracks on this 7-inch single – both magic.

The girl on the front cover is reportedly a one-time girlfriend of Colin Dunsmuir, the band’s photographer at the time.

apply7_03apply7_04apply7_05apply7_01apply7_021996 Go! Discs Ltd GOD151 850650-7



Oh So Pretty…
February 20, 2009, 11:31 pm
Filed under: 1995-1996 A Happy Pocket | Tags: , , ,

‘The Main Attraction’ EP was the first single from third album ‘A Happy Pocket’, and was released in limited quantities (possibly 2,000).

According to a posting on the TCS mailing list, the idea behind releasing this single as a limited format was to increase awareness of the band after such a long period out of the public eye.

With TMA not being an obvious single choice for the band, they let their record label ‘get on with it’ so to speak, before releasing a properly distributed record a couple of months later.

This is the 4-track 7-inch release…

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attraction7_011996 Go! Discs Ltd GOD141 850476-7




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