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

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’.

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!


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

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)

Novas Tendencias
September 4, 2011, 10:45 am
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…is Portuguese for New Trends, and was a series of radio programmes hosted by José Roberto Mahr. It first began transmitting on September 1984 and aired every Sunday on a dozen or so stations throughout Brazil’s Radio JB network, with the intention of bringing Brazil the best in new music from around the globe.

This Polygram Records compilation was number two in a series of programmes aired in 1991/2, and included various artists from several labels under the Polygram umbrella including Go! Discs, Fontana, London and FFRR. Therefore we have the usual suspects like The La’s, The High, James and the Trashcans – represented here by, ‘Even The Odd’, from debut album Cake.

Very trendy!

Roughly translated as: ‘The first record on vinyl was the EP “Obscurity Knocks” in February 90, which was for several weeks in the independent charts of England. Pointed out as one of the best guitar bands of the year. This music and the album to debut “Cake”.’

A wee footnote: This LP was given a mention in Finn Hartley’s book. ‘Who’s He? an A-Z of The Trash Can Sinatras’

1991 Polygram Records Brazil 845 864-1

All The Best…
August 20, 2011, 5:07 pm
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This ‘Best of Trashcan Sinatras’ is basically a bootleg CD, albeit a band-approved one, and was put together for USA radio for the March 2011 tour.

There were around 100 made and sent out to various radio stations. The band’s tour manager, Ben Marts and sound guy Sean got together and ‘remastered’ some of the tracks, trimmed some of the songs and changed some levels to fit it all on the disc. To be honest, I can’t tell the difference.

The artwork was put together by Shane Locke, although by his own admission – not to his usual high standards.

A copy of this CD made it onto eBay and was sold for just over $200 – obviously bought by a TCS die-hard – and caused a fair amount of discussion on the band’s forum.

That’s about it really. All the best for now…

2011 BoTSpro-1

Gimme Five
August 1, 2011, 7:42 pm
Filed under: 2008-2010 In The Music | Tags: , , ,

Here’s the Japanese promo edition of fifth album, ‘In The Music’.

It’s very rare and very nice.

2009 Victor Entertainment Inc. VICP-64691

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