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


Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll
August 25, 2009, 8:10 pm
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On 26 December 2004 an earthquake struck off the northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, generating a tsunami that wreaked havoc along much of the rim of the Indian Ocean. Particularly hard-hit were the countries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Nearly 225,000 people were killed, tens of thousands more were injured, and 10 million became homeless and displaced.

The humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was prompted by one of the worst natural disasters of modern times. In 2005, artists throughout the UK staged benefit concerts in Wales (Millenium Stadium) and Scotland (Glasgow SECC).

Now, I attended the one in Glasgow – not just because it was a good cause, but more importantly, the Trashcans were playing.

I say attended, but to be honest, I hadn’t a bloody clue where I was. You see, I was on medication and mixing this with beer and tequila, wasn’t one of my better ideas, and so lots of things happened that night that probably shouldn’t have happened (I’ll leave those incidents for another time though)

Anyhoo, this triple CD – which was recorded straight from the sound desk – gives us three songs from TCS – ‘All The Dark Horses’, ‘Hayfever’ and ‘Weightlifting’, and I’m pretty sure they were sitting down as they were so bloody nervous (it was a bit hazy, sorry).

Other artists who played on the night were Mogwai, Eugene Kelly, Idlewild, Eddi Reader (who played ‘Wild Mountainside’) and Franz Ferdinand.

A great entertaining night, summed up perfectly in the words of Manic Street Preacher, James Dean Bradfield: “Can’t speak, can’t think, won’t talk, won’t walk.”

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i attended this historic event with your fine self, and was in the same state as well, as far as i can remember. looking back, earache tablets (dont ask if you werent there) and tequila possibly wasnt the best idea now i come to think of it . but the SECC has never sounded better.
ive just had a quick look at the tracklisting to cd1. was it foggy that night? cos it all seems a little hazy.
i do remember watching you fly past me as the trashcans took to the stage, dragging some bewildered female along behind you who was about to receive a very quick crash course in eveything trashcan related.
it was a bizarrely excellent night with fine performances from mogwai, belle and sebsatian, idlewild, franz ferdinand, the trashcans of course and many more bands i cant quite seem to put my finger on at the precise moment.
theres a hurricane apparantly just around the corner ready to hit these shores in the next few days so this could be the perfect time to dust of the tequila and tablets for a musical visit down memory lane for what was one of the drunkest musical events i have ever attended.

one day the full story of the whole day and night shall be told.
im sure you’ll agree it could give Withnail and I a run for its money!

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