Filed under: 1990-1991 Cake, 1998-2003 | Tags: CD, Import, Music, Trashcan Sinatras
Everyone loves Cake, but I think I may have overdone it.
It wasn’t until I bought the new super-duper, hi-res, super high material version that I realised I have six copies of the debut album. Overkill maybe, but you can never have enough Cake right?
Included here are the US, Canadian, UK releases and three from Japan – two of which include six extra tracks.
Now, when is that new re-release coming out again?
From the top: 1990 Go! Discs 828201-2 (UK) /1990 Go! Discs 828201-2 (US) /1990 Go! Discs 828201-2 (Canada) / 2008 Universal Records UICY-91292 (Japan) / 1998 Polydor K.K./PolyGram POCD-1984 (Japan) / 1990 Polydor Records JASRAC POCD-1028 (Japan)
Here’s a 4-star review from June 1996 in the Tower Records magazine, for ‘A Happy Pocket’.
Like Sugar Puffs, the Trash Can Sinatras are honey-coated. Back in the deep and distant past (1989, actually), they released the incontrovertibly sublime ‘Cake’ album, which became a little corner of the music world all its own, filled with jingle jangle melodies so warm and enveloping they protected you like a Ready Brek glow. Further inspection confirmed that singer Frank Reader (brother of Eddi, fact fans) was also a lyricist of ingenious wordplay, laying pun upon pun, betwixt tongue-in-cheek and wry arched-eyebrow. Then they disappeared, briefly re-emerging with their second album, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’, in 1993, before slipping from view once more. Their eternal low-profile is about to take a battering, however, because their third album, ‘A Happy Pocket (Go Discs)****, is a treat. Slimmer and more taut, this is possibly the first time their production hasn’t swamped their seductive sound, but otherwise it’s business as usual. Like the best of Aztec Camera and Orange Juice, there’s unmitigated joy in each of their songs; hazy and summery, gorgeous, coy, and liberally frosted with sugar. A delight.
June 1996 Tower Records Magazine
Filed under: 2004-2006 Weightlifting | Tags: CD, Hard-to-Find, Import, Music, Promo, Trashcan Sinatras
Promo release from spinART of the ‘Weightlifting’ album. There are no labels, inserts or covers on this one – just the plain old CD.
There was another promo of this with a cover which you can see here – but I’ve no idea if this is the same, less the packaging.
Another strange one.
2004 spinART Records SPART154P (US)
Filed under: 1990-1991 Cake | Tags: Hard-to-Find, Music, Trashcan Sinatras, Vinyl
From the outside it looks like the regular 7-inch release of debut single ‘Obscurity Knocks’.
But when you slide the vinyl out – voilà – no labels!
All very strange.
1990 Go! Records Ltd/Go! Discs GOD34