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

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.

1993 Go! Discs 828 412-4A


Tonight, You Belong To Me
December 3, 2011, 6:09 pm
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A very early promo cassette from Go! Discs featured the Trashcans’ version of ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’ – a song written in 1926 by lyricist Billy Rose and composer Lee David.

The song – widely known for its appearance in Steve Martin’s film ‘The Jerk’ – is a wee bit longer than the original composition and features Frank duetting with his sister Richael.

Some copies – like this one – came in a wee metal tin. Other artists included on the tape include The La’s, Orbital, Meat Puppets and a personal ‘favourite’, Bananarama.


1991 Go! Discs / London Records / FFRR Records / Polygram SAC383 (US)

Tongue Thai-ed
June 14, 2011, 1:51 pm
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Here’s a cassette version of debut album, ‘Cake’, all the way from Bangkok.

There’s not much to say about it though. The tape and the inner J-card is much different from the regular release as you would expect. I can’t imagine it would have been released in any great quantities in Thailand.

Nice all the same.

1990 Go! Discs/Polygram Records 828 201-4 


I’ve Started Something I Cannot Finish…
March 12, 2011, 10:06 am
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The Smiths Is Dead was compiled by the French art criticism magazine Les Inrockuptibles and released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Smiths’ 1986 album ‘The Queen Is Dead’.

Here’s the 4-track promo cassette which includes the Trashcan’s version of ‘I Know It’s Over’.




Deadline was a British comic magazine published between 1988 and 1995. Much of the its non-strip content centred on alternative and indie music.

It was most famous for being the original home of the popular strip Tank Girl, co-created by Jamie Hewlett, an English comic book artist and designer, who more recently is known for his work with virtual band Gorillaz – but you knew that already didn’t you.

Every so often Deadline would give away a free tape to promote the current crop of indie artists doing the rounds. This one includes ‘One At A Time’ by the Trashcans alongside tracks from the Inspiral Carpets, Ramones, Soft Parade and Terrorvision.

Deadline Magazine No. 45 October 1992


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