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


Live In Seattle
April 4, 2009, 11:15 am
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KEXP 90.3 FM is a radio station based in Seattle. On the 1st October 2004, the Trashcans paid a visit to the station and recorded a live session in support of ‘Weightlifting’.

Four songs were recorded in this session including ‘All The Dark Horses’, ‘Freetime’, ‘Got Carried Away’ and ‘Weightlifting’ – featured on this CD. Other artists on the CD include Death Cab For Cutie, Bright Eyes, The Wedding Present and Patti Smith.

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Acoustic Sessions
February 21, 2009, 9:26 am
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Recorded on September 24, 1996, this 3-track radio session for FM802 (Osaka, Japan) features Frank (vocals), John (acoustic guitar and vocals), Paul (acoustic guitar) and Stephen (maraca and tambourine).

An unofficial 7-inch vinyl release including ‘The Safecracker’, ‘Obscurity Knocks’ and ‘How Can I Apply…?’

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Are You Talking To Me, Or
February 13, 2009, 5:58 pm
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‘Chewing A Brick’ is a 39-track double CD of live tracks.

An un-official release, it consists of two main shows from Queens’ College, Cambridge UK on March 3 1993, and from Club Quattro in Tokyo Japan on September 22 1996. There are three additional songs from Club Quattro from September 21st of the same year.

Both recordings are excellent quality, coming from soundboard tape and DAT.

You’ll notice that the spine of the CD includes the final piece of the anchor image which accompanied the ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ releases. The liner notes give a brief history of the band including a ‘TCS Family Tree’.

The CD’s are named ‘Over The Moon’ and ‘Under The Influence’ – taken from the song ‘Easy Read’.

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Just Like That…
February 8, 2009, 6:29 pm
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Recorded at the Fez club in New York City over two nights in December 2004, ‘Fez’ is entirely acoustic. At the time of recording the band were touring North America. The majority of the tracks are recorded from the second night’s show and catches the band in top form. The CD was released in the USA to coincide with the band’s appearance at the 2005 South by Southwest music festival and upcoming US tour.

Below you will find the UK, US and Japanese pressings of this release. The song list remains the same across the three copies. The differences are in the packaging where the Japanese release includes a Japanese liner notes booklet with English lyrics. The stickers on the front of the Japanese release refer to the band’s appearance at the 2006 Fuji Festival.

Definitely one of my Desert Island Discs.

fez_08fez_01fez_05Note the differences in colour of the CD. The Japanese pressing in the middle is a much lighter print. The US release has slightly different type where it includes December 2004.

fez_09fez_04Here’s the booklet from the Japanese release – typical attention to detail.

fez_03fez_10The reverse of the CD casing, from left to right; US release, Japanese release and UK release.

fez_02fez_11fez_06fez_072005 BoBame Recordings BOBAME006 (USA)
2005 Picnic Records PIC009 (UK)
2006 Victor Entertainment VICP-63485 (Japan)




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