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More Obscurity
March 22, 2009, 5:02 pm
Filed under: 1990-1991 Cake | Tags: , ,

Here’s the 4-track 12-inch version of debut single ‘Obscurity Knocks’ – a title which perhaps became a self-fulfilling prophecy for TCS.

The inner ring of the A-side is inscribed with the legend ‘Youthenasia’, and the title track is backed with ‘The Best Man’s Fall’, ‘Drunken Chorus’ and ‘Who’s He?’.

obscure12_02obscure12_04obscure12_011obscure12_03obscure12_051990 Go! Records Ltd/Go! Discs GODX34



Scary!
March 22, 2009, 12:16 pm
Filed under: 1992-1993 I've Seen Everything | Tags: , , , ,

12-inch promo for ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ housed in a simple black sleeve.

The inner ring of the A-side is inscribed with the legend ‘Haunted House’, whilst the B-side has ‘Hugo First’.

I’ve no idea what they relate to.

ise_12_promo_03ise_12_promo_01ise_12_promo_021993 Go! Discs Ltd GOPRO100



What Does It All Mean?
March 22, 2009, 12:09 pm
Filed under: 1992-1993 I've Seen Everything | Tags: , , , ,

12-inch promo for ‘Hayfever’ housed in a simple black sleeve.

The inner ring of the A-side is inscribed with the the legend ‘Crazy Paving’, whilst the B-side has ‘Psycho Path’.

I’ve no idea if these inscriptions are the work of the band or if it’s the label. I’m sure they mean something to someone.

hay_12_promo_03hay_12_promo_01hay_12_promo_021Some copies, like this one, included a promo pack with band photograph and some written notes on ‘the weird and wonderful world of The Trash Can Sinatras’…

hayfeverpromopack001 hayfeverpromopack0021993 Go! Discs Ltd GODXDJ98



Hello From Canada
March 22, 2009, 11:35 am
Filed under: 1992-1993 I've Seen Everything | Tags: , , , ,

Canadian release of ‘I’ve Seen Everything’. Unfortunately this is not the original casing, I stood on that – oops!

Not to worry though, the cassette plays like new (yes, I do still listen to cassettes from time to time)

ise_can_01ise_can_04ise_can_05ise_can_03ise_can_0211993 Go! Discs Ltd 828408-4 (Canada)



Taken For A Spin
March 19, 2009, 10:01 pm
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spinART Records – one time American home to the TCS – released this vinyl only promo in 2005 which included all-exclusive material from the label’s roster.

Only 600 of these were made available to retail and it included such artists as Frank Black (The Pixies), Apollo Sunshine, The Dears and of course, the Trashcans. There are 10 tracks on this release, but the lack of information on these is disappointing, to say the least.

Here the live version of ‘Hayfever’ from Le Bataclan in Paris, France 1996 is included. This originally featured on the ‘Weightlifting E.P.’ (BoBame 005)

If you’re into collecting rarities, then this may be on your list. Copies do spring up from time-to-time, but if you want the live track, I’d recommend the ‘Weightlifting E.P.’

Note the spelling error on the label – ‘Heyfever’ – shocking!

spectrum_02spectrum_04spectrum_06spectrum_03spectrum_05spectrum_012005 spinART Records SPART 164 (US)




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