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The coronavirus lockdown has been unexpectedly fruitful for fans of the Trashcan Sinatras. A new song The Closer You Move Away From Me emerged on the 22 May and more recently the band launched their own Patreon community. For a monthly fee the site offers fans to be patrons of the band and gives access to exclusive and mostly unseen/heard content. It’s another way of allowing the band to continue on their musical journey. You can sign up here.

One event in particular, though, created ripples of excitement through the loyal Trashcan community. Their second album, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ featured on one of Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess’ #timstwitterlisteningparty – a near-nightly event where bands live tweet their way through the most famous albums of their careers.

The Trashcans asked the fans what album they should listen to and ISE was the popular choice.

On the night of the Twitter ‘party’ the tweets – if you could keep up with them – unearthed some previously unknown gems of information in the recording of the album. Here’s a few highlights…

  • Mike Barson from Madness was booked to play piano on Hayfever but he missed his plane, so Larry Primrose ended up playing it.
  • Pots and pans filled with water and hit with spoons added to the percussion on Worked A Miracle.
  • The Perfect Reminder – Paul’s response to hearing Lou Reed’s ‘Harry’s Circumcision’

A very enjoyable, informative night and a much-needed distraction from the meltdown of lockdown.

Collaborating with Tim Burgess on these listening parties was Ben O’Brien. Ben brought a visual element to the proceedings, initially illustrating a set of scenes of people enjoying the albums. The illustrated albums became so popular he kept going and produced many more.

Here’s his illustration of ‘I’ve Seen Everything’. Magic isn’t it?


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Worked A Miracle?
May 18, 2013, 4:07 pm
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No miracle’s going to save this tape I’m afraid.

The tape machine seems to have chewed up this old promo copy of ‘I’ve Seen Everything’.

Think I’ll stick it back in the cabinet.

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1993 Go! Discs 828 412-4A



Ich habe alles gesehen…
February 11, 2013, 12:08 pm
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…is, according to Google Translate, German for ‘I’ve Seen Everything’.

I thought I’d seen pretty much everything when it comes to TCS memorabilia, and then just to keep me on ma toes – this popped through my letterbox.

It’s the European release of fifth single, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’, and it’s all very different to the regular releases. This one is in a jewel case, the CD is grey in colour and the anchor on the spine has the colours reversed – magic!

Ich habe nicht alles gesehen… is according to Google Translate, German for ‘I haven’t seen everything’

See ye later.

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1993 Go! Discs Ltd GODCD 100 857-173-2



Well Hung
April 9, 2010, 3:29 pm
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I’m not entirely sure what this promo poster for second album ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ was used for. It’s 12″ x 12″ and printed both sides onto thick card and if you look closely you’ll see the London Go! Discs logo in the bottom right corner.

My guess is it was available from the merchandise stall at some US gigs or sent to record stores for a window display – maybe someone can enlighten me.

1993 London Go! Discs (US)



It’s No Easy Read
December 6, 2009, 10:28 am
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This Japanese release of second album ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ will be a rare sight to most as not too many of them were pressed.

The packaging is almost identical to the standard US and European releases apart from the obvious record label details. It also comes with a fold-out Japanese lyric sheet.

Very nice it is too.

1993 Polydor/Go! Discs Ltd POCD-1094 (Japan)




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