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

Sadly, The B-Side’s Shit!
September 28, 2009, 6:03 pm
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Steady on old boy.

‘Melody Maker’s’ Peter Paphides reviews the single ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ but doesn’t particularly care much for ‘Houseproud’ and ‘I’m The One Who Fainted’.

But at least he didn’t completely ignore it eh?

ise7_mm_0506935 June 1993 Melody Maker Magazine

They Revive Engines
September 28, 2009, 5:52 pm
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Press cuttings from ‘Melody Maker’ and ‘NME’ magazines promoting the imminent release of single ‘I’ve Seen Everything’.

You may be able to see the anagrams which appeared on the ISE LP promo on the outside of the advert.

I like it.

mm_ise_0506935 June 1993 Melody Maker Magazine

5 June 1993 NME

Rocking’ All Over The World…
September 28, 2009, 5:38 pm
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…well, England actually.

Here’s some press clippings from ‘Melody Maker’ advertising some TCS gigs in 1993.

mm_170493mm_150593_bedfordmm_oldtrout_1505931993 April/May Melody Maker Magazine

The Place To Be (Or Not To Be)
September 26, 2009, 4:49 pm
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In 1993, the TCS were lucky enough to play the inaugural Phoenix Festival – set up by the Mean Fiddler Group as an alternative to the established Glastonbury and Reading Festivals.

It was held at Long Marston Airfield near Stratford-Upon-Avon in England, and was one of the first four-day British festivals. However, the event was marred by controversy as strict rules from the organisers prevented those in attendance from doing the usual festival things like – having a camp fire or playing amplified music.

So it’s just as well drugs, alcohol and liberal sex were a popular alternative.

Here’s some snippets from the official programme…


The caption on the photograph above goes like this…

After more than two and a half years in self-imposed exile, The Trash Can Sinatras re-appeared last year. Their new material, stemming from this period, covers themes from shoplifting to suicide. But, ever the perfectionists, they refused to release anything until the production of the latest album ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ met their approval.

phoenix_03phoenix_011993 Phoenix Festival July 16, 17, 18

McIntyre, Treadmore And Davitt…
September 25, 2009, 9:45 am
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…are names that will be unfamiliar to most.

But if you were a fan of TV Series ‘Ripping Yarns’, then you may just recognise them. Ripping Yarns was a British television comedy series, written by two members of the Monty Python team, Michael Palin and Terry Jones. The series ran on the BBC from 1976 to 1979. Each episode had a completely different setting and completely different characters, each looking at a different aspect of British culture.

I know you’re probably wondering what this has to do with the Trashcan Sinatras, but stick with me.

One of the episodes from this series, ‘Golden Gordon’ featured a football team called Barnstoneworth United, of which McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt were players.

Now, in 1991 a band with the wonderful name, Half Man Half Biscuit – from Birkenhead, a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England – released their third album which was called, yes, you’ve guessed it – ‘McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt’.

And here’s the connection; the majority of the album was recorded and mixed at Shabby Road Studios and was engineered by Larry Primrose and Frank Reader, although at the time Frank was using the surname Read.

Voilà! I thank you.


I first ‘discovered’ HMHB way back in 1987 when they played at Daddy Warbucks in Glasgow. A sweaty night with those in attendance going mental for songs with titles such as ‘The Trumpton Riots’, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit’, ‘Sealclubbing’ and crowd sing-a-long favourite, ‘Fuckin’ Hell It’s Fred Titmus’ – I’ve been a fan ever since.

hmhb_04hmhb_02hmhb_011991 Probe Plus Records PROBE30CD

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