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


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’.

1996



If You See Syd…
January 16, 2011, 10:14 am
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…tell him he wrote ‘Oranges & Apples’.

He didn’t of course, he wrote ‘Apples and Oranges’ – but tell that to compilers of this French release.

‘Apples and Oranges’, was one of the final songs written by Syd Barrett while he was still a member of The Pink Floyd. It was released in 1967 and is quoted to be about a girl who he saw just walking round Richmond town centre.

‘Oranges & Apples’, however, is an entirely different song altogether. Inspired by Syd who passed away in 2006, it was written, as you well know, by the Trashcan Sinatras and the single was released in conjunction with a charity festival in Syd’s honour that took place in Cambridge and London in October, 2008.

Now, in my search for Trashcan obscurities, I came across this double CD. 26 tracks in total it features a plethora of artists including Bright Eyes, Ben Folds, The Lemonheads and The Magic Numbers, all of them covering songs by various different artists – except for one that is.

And this is where the confusion starts. Track 13 on CD2 has the Trashcans’ ‘Oranges & Apples’. Fair enough you say, but it’s not a cover version. It is, however, credited to Syd Barrett. There are also no publishing credits printed with the record company info either.

Have they used this track without permission? I hope not, but it does look like it.

As super sleuth Inspector Clouseau once said, ‘Roger and goodbye’.

2008 ReprisesInrocks Vol.2 Les Editions Independantes/Les Inrockuptibles



J’ai Tout Vu
December 14, 2010, 7:46 pm
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Les Inrockuptibles is a French art criticism magazine. The magazine was instrumental in popularising indie rock music with bands such as The Smiths and The House of Love. They produced several tribute records, including the influential ‘I’m Your Fan’ to Leonard Cohen in 1991 and ‘The Smiths Is Dead’ in 1996.

Here’s a cutting taken from the magazine promoting second album, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’.

Les Inrockuptibles Magazine 1993 (FRA)



Je Suis Un Rock Star
January 6, 2009, 7:32 pm
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Issue No.59 of Les Inrockuptibles includes a 3-page interview with TCS to promote ‘A Happy Pocket’.

Les Inrockuptibles is a French art criticism magazine. The magazine was instrumental in popularising indie rock music with bands such as The Smiths and The House of Love. They produced several tribute records, including the influential ‘I’m Your Fan’ to Leonard Cohen in 1991 and ‘The Smiths Is Dead’ in 1996.

I’m no use at French but the big intro paragraph (see pic below) goes along the lines of…

“Lost in their dark corner of Scotland, the Trash Can Sinatras never had the occasion to shine otherwise than on their discs…”

I couldn’t have put it better myself.

inrock_01inrock_04inrock_03inrock_0229 May – 4 June 1996 Issue 59 Les Inrockuptibles




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