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

Back To Health
February 10, 2012, 10:39 am
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Another album, another magazine, another review – Weightlifting + Mojo = 4 stars. Back to health indeed.

Here’s MOJO Magazine’s James McNair’s 4-star review…

Long straight-jacketed by bankruptcy and record company sub-clauses, Ayrshire’s Sinatras emerge butterfly-like on their own label with a filler-less cracker. Strident opener Welcome Back aside, it pitches up somewhere between Aztec Camera’s Stray and Prefab Sprout’s Andromeda Heights. Band linchpin Frank Reader, brother of Eddi, is especially affecting on the heartbreak of caring divorce (witness A Coda, sung with all the melting class of a young Art Garfunkel), while Trouble Sleeping manages to tackle child murder in the band’s hometown with sensitivity, its harmonica solo delicately elegiac. With Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake guesting on the equally touching Got Carried Away, and exemplary jangler Freetime proving that hope really does spring eternal, Weightlifting gives and gives. Tender, wise, compassionate and magnanimous, it’s a special, special record for anyone who has ever hurt. James McNair

MOJO Magazine Issue 133 December 2004

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