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

April 2, 2019, 11:54 am
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As part of the Trashcans’ Pledgemusic campaign, you could get sixth album, ‘Wild Pendulum’ on sexy shiny silver vinyl.

Looks great. Sounds great. What more could you ask for?

You could also grab yourself a test pressing too…

2016 Trashcan Sinatras


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’

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Taken For A Spin
March 19, 2009, 10:01 pm
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spinART Records – one time American home to the TCS – released this vinyl only promo in 2005 which included all-exclusive material from the label’s roster.

Only 600 of these were made available to retail and it included such artists as Frank Black (The Pixies), Apollo Sunshine, The Dears and of course, the Trashcans. There are 10 tracks on this release, but the lack of information on these is disappointing, to say the least.

Here the live version of ‘Hayfever’ from Le Bataclan in Paris, France 1996 is included. This originally featured on the ‘Weightlifting E.P.’ (BoBame 005)

If you’re into collecting rarities, then this may be on your list. Copies do spring up from time-to-time, but if you want the live track, I’d recommend the ‘Weightlifting E.P.’

Note the spelling error on the label – ‘Heyfever’ – shocking!

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This Record Is Dedicated
January 15, 2009, 9:39 pm
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Long deleted classic 10-track debut album, which scaled the heights of the UK charts (No.74) in 1990. But then we all know the charts are pish. It was more successful in the States though, thanks mostly to exposure through the influential college radio circuit.

Produced by John Leckie, Roger Béchirian and the band, the album was described by UK music magazine Q as ‘…an album for smiling enigmatically and turning up overcoat collars to’.

Right, where’s ma coat?

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Dine-ing Out With Frank
January 13, 2009, 10:29 pm
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Simon Dine – who ‘discovered’ the Trashcans – is the man behind Noonday Underground.

Described as ‘Grace Slick wailing over the Bullitt soundtrack’, the album ‘Surface Noise’ sees Frank Reader lending his vocal chords to a couple of songs. ‘Windmills’ and ‘Barcelona’ are both filled with various loops, strings and are very down-tempo which works perfectly with his vocal delivery. Magic stuff.

Other notable contributors include Paul Weller and Peter Rose.

There are still copies of this album kicking around, maybe not on vinyl but certainly on CD – seek and ye shall find.

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