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

At All Good Record Stores
January 30, 2011, 1:42 pm
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A small advert promoting second album, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ which appeared in Melody Maker.

This advert also appeared in the same edition which included one of the anagram promos for ISE…

8 May 1993 Melody Maker

Anally Retentive?
January 30, 2011, 1:21 pm
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You bet he is! But hey, freedom of speech and all that.

Chris Roberts from Melody Maker obviously didn’t like the Trashcans’ second single, ‘Only Tongue Can Tell’

How dare he.

12 May 1990 Melody Maker

A Cherry Short of A Gateaux…
January 20, 2011, 9:01 pm
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…but plenty of chocolate – was how Johnny Dee summed up debut album, ‘Cake’.

A bit of a cliché perhaps, but he still gives it pass marks in his review for Record Mirror…

The review appeared alongside a full page advert for the album too…

30 June 1990 Record Mirror

If You See Syd…
January 16, 2011, 10:14 am
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…tell him he wrote ‘Oranges & Apples’.

He didn’t of course, he wrote ‘Apples and Oranges’ – but tell that to compilers of this French release.

‘Apples and Oranges’, was one of the final songs written by Syd Barrett while he was still a member of The Pink Floyd. It was released in 1967 and is quoted to be about a girl who he saw just walking round Richmond town centre.

‘Oranges & Apples’, however, is an entirely different song altogether. Inspired by Syd who passed away in 2006, it was written, as you well know, by the Trashcan Sinatras and the single was released in conjunction with a charity festival in Syd’s honour that took place in Cambridge and London in October, 2008.

Now, in my search for Trashcan obscurities, I came across this double CD. 26 tracks in total it features a plethora of artists including Bright Eyes, Ben Folds, The Lemonheads and The Magic Numbers, all of them covering songs by various different artists – except for one that is.

And this is where the confusion starts. Track 13 on CD2 has the Trashcans’ ‘Oranges & Apples’. Fair enough you say, but it’s not a cover version. It is, however, credited to Syd Barrett. There are also no publishing credits printed with the record company info either.

Have they used this track without permission? I hope not, but it does look like it.

As super sleuth Inspector Clouseau once said, ‘Roger and goodbye’.

2008 ReprisesInrocks Vol.2 Les Editions Independantes/Les Inrockuptibles

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