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


…Music Archive Collection was set up to bring back to life some long lost, out of print classic albums. Albums by artists such as ABBA, Big Country, The Style Council, The Jam and eh – one of Paul’s favourites – Wet Wet Wet.

Back in 2004, ‘A Happy Pocket’ by the Trashcan Sinatras was also given the nod to be re-released – it is a classic after all.

Most of these releases were interactive CD’s. Pop them into your Mac or PC and some additional material was available for you to peruse while listening to the audio. Don’t know what’s wrong with my copy but it disnae work.

It’s a very clever idea and may have been a godsend if you’d been searching for what was once, one of the elusive Trashcan albums. Not so, if you were the band. I can’t imagine they would’ve seen any of the proceeds from the sale of this edition.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

AHP_umac_01John gets all the credit (or Stephen perhaps)…

AHP_umac_02AHP_umac_08AHP_umac_03AHP_umac_04AHP_umac_06AHP_umac_07AHP_umac_052004 Polygram Records/Universal Music Company 80100947

And You Will Find…
June 26, 2010, 8:53 am
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…only if you look hard enough that is – the rare sight of the sample CD for fourth album, ‘Weightlifting’.

The little white squares on the reverse of the inlay card would have been numbered to indicate which tracks were included – 5 or 6 songs normally. This copy had no indication of how many were included, but when I popped it into the old CD player – 12 tracks were duly displayed. A ‘Brucie’ bonus don’t you think.

The band photography was by Colin Dunsmuir and the sleeve was designed by Kevin Hobbs.


Forgot About This
June 12, 2010, 8:00 am
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US promo poster to support the release of fourth album ‘Weightlifting’.

Been meaning to upload this poster for ages. There, it’s done. Now move along.

2004 spinART Records (US)

Welcome Back
December 31, 2009, 6:12 pm
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Apologies for the lack of ‘action’ on FHJ recently – time wasn’t on my side.

But I’d like to say welcome back with, well, the promo of ‘Welcome Back’ funnily enough.

Released in the Summer of 2004 this was a single track promo CD sent to hip and cool radio stations for a wee spin before the release of fourth album ‘Weightlifting’. The black sheep of the album, ‘Welcome Back’ sits a bit out of place with the other album tracks, but it’s still a belter.

As you can see, there’s not much to it, just the plain old CD and a photocopied insert.

It’s rare!

2004 spinART Records – Catalogue no. unknown

You’re Unusual
August 15, 2009, 9:51 am
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In my quest to find all kinds of ‘trash’, I sometimes come across some unusual pieces – like this copy of ‘Weightlifting’.

Here is what they call a ‘sample CD’ – it’s not a promo or anything. It is an original CD, the same as regular retail store product, the only difference being the sample factory labels.

These ‘samples’ are from a factory used for CD manufacturing, and have at least one large sticker directly on the artwork containing various production data which usually includes hand-writing.

Occasionally there may be other stickers or markings on other parts of the artwork, such as a descriptive label, like the one shown here.

A rare and unusual item – but interesting nonetheless.

weight_sample_03weight_sample_02weight_sample_012004 spinART Records SPART155 (US)

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