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

A Dead Stupid Name
May 19, 2012, 10:24 am
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Ever wondered how your favourite band got their name?

Well pop-pickers, look no further. ‘The Band Name Book’ has all the answers. From And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead through to ZZ Top, this book is a fascinating read and explains where the best-named bands got their names.

It does of course include yours and my favourite band, the Trashcan Sinatras. I remember when Paul told me he was going to join them. I thought ‘strange name’, but anything was better than The Shock Club or Hectic Circus (right Paul?).

Anyhow, the photograph below explains how the band came up with their name, but you knew that anyway didn’t you?

2008 The Boston Mills Press

Taken For A Ride
May 15, 2012, 8:22 pm
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Melody Maker’s Jonathan Selzer demands a refund after watching the Trashcans at London University.

This was an early gig with The Seers, The Milltown Brothers and headliners Ride from April 1990 and preceded the Trashcans’ gigs with Prefab Sprout later that year.

I’m sure they played a blinder, but then perhaps Jonathan didn’t understand.

21 April 1990 Melody Maker

May 12, 2012, 12:10 pm
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I thought I’d get down with the kids and create a Facebook page for this blog.

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