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

Cake Anyone?
May 21, 2009, 5:50 pm
Filed under: 1990-1991 Cake, 1998-2003 | Tags: , , ,

Everyone loves Cake, but I think I may have overdone it.

It wasn’t until I bought the new super-duper, hi-res, super high material version that I realised I have six copies of the debut album. Overkill maybe, but you can never have enough Cake right?

Included here are the US, Canadian, UK releases and three from Japan – two of which include six extra tracks.

Now, when is that new re-release coming out again?

cakex6From the top: 1990 Go! Discs 828201-2 (UK) /1990 Go! Discs 828201-2 (US) /1990 Go! Discs 828201-2 (Canada) / 2008 Universal Records UICY-91292 (Japan) / 1998 Polydor K.K./PolyGram POCD-1984 (Japan) / 1990 Polydor Records JASRAC POCD-1028 (Japan)

Acoustic Sessions
February 21, 2009, 9:26 am
Filed under: 1998-2003 | Tags: , , , ,

Recorded on September 24, 1996, this 3-track radio session for FM802 (Osaka, Japan) features Frank (vocals), John (acoustic guitar and vocals), Paul (acoustic guitar) and Stephen (maraca and tambourine).

An unofficial 7-inch vinyl release including ‘The Safecracker’, ‘Obscurity Knocks’ and ‘How Can I Apply…?’

moonlet_01moonlet_02moonlet_061moonlet_04moonlet_03moonlet_052001 Moonlets Records ML-01 (Japan)

Demos And Debris
February 13, 2009, 3:51 pm
Filed under: 1998-2003 | Tags: , , , ,

This double CD is a collection of demos and sessions of released and some unreleased songs, recorded between 1986 and 1997.

The songs were taken from various sources with varying degrees of quality. They were then compiled by the band and there’s a brief history of each in the liner notes.

There were three different pressings of this release. The initial pressing (this one) had some tracking errors, whilst later reissues resolved these errors. Get the full story here.

I like the signed Frank Sinatra photograph on this one.

zebra_02zebra_08zebra_03zebra_05zebra_06zebra_01zebra_04zebra_072003 BoBame Recordings BOBAME003 (US)

Let It Snow…
February 5, 2009, 9:03 pm
Filed under: 1998-2003 | Tags: , , ,

This is the jewel case version of ‘Snow’, subsequent to the original digi-pak.

The washed out colour on the inner sleeve notes is about the only real difference in this release.

snow_jewel_01snow_jewel_03snow_jewel_02snow_jewel_04snow_jewel_0511999 SMEJ Associated Records/Sony Music Entertainment AICT 129 (Japan)

Let It Snow…
January 8, 2009, 10:52 pm
Filed under: 1998-2003 | Tags: , ,

A song originally written by Randy Newman and recorded in 1967 by Harpers Bizarre, this song grew out of some Shabby Road sessions with Sokabe from Japanese band Sunny Day Service

This is the initial 4-track digi-pak pressing which had a limited release.

I think the packaging – designed by kato masako – is wonderful on this release and is typical of Japanese attention to detail.

snow_digi_02snow_digi_01snow_digi_03Some copies, like this one, came with a promo sticker instead of the normal obi-strip. Very nice.

1999 SMEJ Associated Records/Sony Music Entertainment AICT 129 (Japan)

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