Filed under: 1995-1996 A Happy Pocket | Tags: Hard-to-Find, John McFarlane, Music, Spooktime, Trashcan Sinatras, Video
Ever wondered what the ‘Spooktime’ video looks like?
Well, here it is.
I’m sure you know all about this film, but if you don’t (shame on you), here’s a quick synopsis. ‘Spooktime’ is a fifteen minute short film inspired by characters who appear on the album ‘A Happy Pocket’. It was written and conceived by Scottish director, John McFarlane, along with Paolo Hewitt and Tony Crean. The Trashcans provide a musical backdrop to the film which is crammed full of drugs, violence, sex and murder – just a normal night out in Glasgow then.
The cassette also includes the ‘To Sir, With Love’ video, and some copies came with a 6 question contest to “Win a luxury two night stay in Scotland”. Questions included easy ones like ‘Which songs are featured in “Spooktime”?’ to more difficult ones like ‘What was the number plate of the taxi?’.
Until recently, you could view ‘Spooktime’ online at John McFarlane’s website, but it seems to have been removed. Maybe someone doesn’t want you all to see it.
1996 Go Discs Ltd in association with MTP
Filed under: Press | Tags: John MacFarlane, Press, Prince Charles Cinema, Spooktime, Trashcan Sinatras, Video promo
The Prince Charles Cinema is located in the West End of London and showcases cult, arthouse, and classic films alongside Hollywood blockbusters.
The cinema has achieved a cult status amongst fans, sticking out as the only independent cinema in the West End.
So it was quite appropriate that the Trashcans very own movie ‘Spooktime’ should be premiered at such a prestigious venue. As I’ve written before, this was the band’s 15 minutes of movie fame which took us all on a wee trip into Glasgow’s seedy gutter.
Thanks to Michael Rose – aka Marblehead Johnson – for sending through his invitation.
23 April 1996
Filed under: Press | Tags: Concert, Dingwalls, Gig, Gilles Peterson, Press, Trashcan Sinatras
Here’s a flyer – thanks to Michael Rose – aka Marblehead Johnson – for sending it through – advertising a 1996 gig at Dingwalls, in support of third album ‘A Happy Pocket’.
Dingwalls is a venue adjacent to Camden Lock in London, England. It houses bars, cafes, clubs and is one of the city’s best known live music venues. It is possibly more renowned for the famous jazz dance club ‘Talkin Loud and Saying Something’ with Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge.
Here’s the ticket stub from the gig. Thanks to Stephen Lewis for the image. Little known fact: Stephen is the man who directed the videos for All The Dark Horses and also, I Hung My Harp Upon The Willows – a talented man I’m sure you’ll agree.
12 September 1996