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

First I Take An Apple…
March 5, 2011, 10:43 am
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Preferably an old one. A really old one. One that’s so old, it’ll allow me to play this CD-ROM that was given away free by Creative Review Magazine. (I’m talking about a computer by the way, but you knew that didn’t you?)

Creative Review magazine, or CR as it’s sometimes known, was launched in London in 1980 with the aim of inspiring, informing and stimulating debate in graphic design, advertising, digital media, illustration, photography and all other fields of visual communication worldwide.

The June 1996 edition included four free CD-ROMs, one of which, included a sneak preview of the now infamous TCS short film, ‘Spooktime’, which I’m sure you know all about. If not, you can find out a wee bit more here.

The CD-ROM also gives a brief rundown as to what ‘Spooktime’ is all about…

Fourteen-and-a-half gritty minutes long and with all the narrative clarity of a Glaswegian pub crawl, John MacFarlane’s film is strong on effects if week on plot. The reason is that its script is drawn from song lyrics written by the wonderfully-named Scottish indie band The Trash Can Sinatras. Really it’s a pop promo masquerading as a movie. From aphrodisiac beginning to abrupt conclusion it bounces between a series of crises in the lives of men, women and a mustachioed child whose obsessive attempts to buy a pint of Tennent’s are as puzzling as they are doomed. Audiences south of Berwick-on-Tweed may want to wait for the subtitled version.

June 1996 Creative Review Magazine CD-ROM

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That’s hilarious! Ah, the days of bonus CD-ROMs and their lovely digital content!

The stuff you come up on this blog never ceases to amaze me…

Comment by Shane

I’m always surprised at what is out there.
Cheers Shane.

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