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


You Get What You Ask For…
March 11, 2017, 9:45 am
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…so says the sign at the DJ booth.

Many years ago, a good friend and I dabbled in the murky world of the music business. Every Saturday we’d meet up in our local pub, sit in our usual spot, have a few beers and rip the pish oot of the DJ and whatever music he was playing.

We asked the DJ for bands we wanted to hear – The Smiths, Teenage Fanclub, Spearmint, Beatles, Dylan, Stones and many many more. He never had anything we asked for.

So we asked Big Wullie the Manager if we could get a wee slot before the ‘main act’ came on. Surprisingly he agreed, so off we went. Never got paid. Never wanted to be paid. Never had a sign –  just played whatever we and like-minded souls wanted to hear.

Anyhow, here’s the promo CD of ‘All Night’, a disco dance floor stomper of a tune – featuring the brass of Herb Alpert’s ‘The Lonely Bull’ – that implores the DJ to ‘do his job’.

Are ye dancin…?

2016 Trashcan Sinatras



Cards on the Table
August 21, 2016, 8:03 pm
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Here’s a smart set of lyric cards that were given to VIP ticket holders on the US tour in support of ‘Wild Pendulum’.

There are fifteen cards in total – one for every song on the album, a Wild Pendulum front and back cover and one each for John, Frank, Stephen and Paul…

wp lyric card 1wp lyric cardswp lyric card 22016 Trashcan Sinatras



THE UNIVERSAL

…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



Trash…
May 24, 2015, 7:53 pm
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He may be on the front cover, but it’s not Brett Anderson’s ‘Trash’ we’re talking about – although Suede’s Trash is a damn catchy pop tune all the same.

No folks, we’re talking about a full page press advert for the Trashcans’ second album, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ which appeared in the July edition of well-respected Japanese music magazine, Rockin’ On.

Rock on…

rockin_on0793drockin_on0793crockin_on0793bUnfortunately, I failed my Japanese exam at school so I can’t bring you the translation for this review of ‘I’ve Seen Everything’, which appeared in the same magazine – I’m sure it was decent though.

rockin_on0793aJuly 1993 Rockin’ On Magazine (Japan)



Smile…
February 18, 2012, 12:16 pm
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US 8″ x 10″ promotional black & white publicity photograph featuring a great image of an early Trashcan Sinatras line-up: (Left to right; John Douglas, George McDaid, Paul Livingston, Stephen Douglas and Frank Reader).

This photograph, taken by Paul Cox, was used to promote the band during the Cake era.

1990 Polygram / Go! Discs / London Recordings




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