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

Promo People
April 22, 2010, 8:32 pm
Filed under: 2008-2010 In The Music | Tags: , , , , ,

People. There’s millions of us. We go about our business everyday, sometimes happily, sometimes not but we’re mostly all, oblivious to others around us.

But one sunny autumn Sunday afternoon, John Douglas captured a few minutes of joy on his trusted old Super8, that would eventually become the official video for ‘People’, the second single from the Trashcan Sinatras album ‘In The Music’.

It’s filmed in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, Nagoya and Buchanan Street, Glasgow, where by chance two girls were giving free hugs to the punters of Glasgow. John happened to be in the vicinity and captured it for us all to see.

The hug girls, Olivia and Katherine, were eventually tracked down sometime after the video was made and were guests of honour at the two Brel acoustic gigs in November of 2009.

Great story. Great tune .

Here’s Olivia and Katherine (although I’m not sure who’s who)

November 2009 Lo-Five Records

Far Sighted?
November 21, 2009, 11:37 am
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Short sighted is more like it, if you ask me.

spinART Records – in the beginning – sounded like a decent business proposal for the Trashcans. A reputation for signing up-and-coming bands preceded them, with great claims to providing great support to their artists. Artists like The Sunshine Fix, The Dears, Apples In Stereo and of course the Trashcan Sinatras.

But sadly it was not to be and the label went tits up towards the end of 2007. This left most of the bands on their roster without a home, but more importantly, without much-needed finance, whilst Jeff Price (spinART’s founder) escaped relatively unscathed and went on to form another company – no doubt with all the band’s money.

Not the work of a far sighted visionary record label I’m sure you’ll agree. There’s more opinions on this story here and here.

Anyhow, back to the matter in hand. Here’s a promo DVD from spinART which includes the aforementioned artists and has the Trashcans performing ‘It’s A Miracle’ from their live session at KCRW – the DVD of which is available on the deluxe version of fourth album ‘Weightlifting’.

It’s magic.

The credits for the picture below should in fact read ‘…Morning Becomes Eclectic…’

2005 spinART Records (US)

Worth The Wait
January 21, 2009, 7:17 pm
Filed under: 2004-2006 Weightlifting | Tags: , , ,

‘Midnight at the Troubadour’ was filmed during three sold-out shows in 2004 at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California. Quite an achievement for the Trashcans at the time, as many people thought the band were extinct.

The booklet that accompanies this DVD gives a brief synopsis of the band’s history and explains at length how the Troubadour concerts materialised – 11 years or so after their last gigs in California.

Welcome back indeed!

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