Filed under: 2015-2016 Wild Pendulum | Tags: Hard-to-Find, Herb Alpert, Music, Promo, Trashcan Sinatras
…so says the sign at the DJ booth.
Many years ago, a good friend and I dabbled in the murky world of the music business. Every Saturday we’d meet up in our local pub, sit in our usual spot, have a few beers and rip the pish oot of the DJ and whatever music he was playing.
We asked the DJ for bands we wanted to hear – The Smiths, Teenage Fanclub, Spearmint, Beatles, Dylan, Stones and many many more. He never had anything we asked for.
So we asked Big Wullie the Manager if we could get a wee slot before the ‘main act’ came on. Surprisingly he agreed, so off we went. Never got paid. Never wanted to be paid. Never had a sign – just played whatever we and like-minded souls wanted to hear.
Anyhow, here’s the promo CD of ‘All Night’, a disco dance floor stomper of a tune – featuring the brass of Herb Alpert’s ‘The Lonely Bull’ – that implores the DJ to ‘do his job’.
Are ye dancin…?
2016 Trashcan SinatrasFollow @fivehungryjoes
Filed under: Press | Tags: Fuji Rock Festival, Mid East Club, Music, Oran Mor, Rock Poster, Trashcan Sinatras
Here’s a few more posters from the ‘Wild Pendulum ‘tour in 2016…
^ The Middle East, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
^ Oran Mor, Glasgow.
^ Fuji Rock Festival, Japan.
Special thanks to Tour Manager Ben for sending over the US posters and extra special thanks to US sound engineer, Sean Haney for sending through the Fuji Rock poster.
Filed under: Press | Tags: Album Reviews, Crossbeat Magazine, Music, Press, Trashcan Sinatras
Let me guess. The Smiths?
Here’s a review of the Trashcans debut album ‘Cake’, which appeared August of 1990 in Japanese music magazine Crossbeat.
10 out 10 no less.
We have been waiting and waiting for this first album from the Trash Can Sinatras, and the two singles that have already been released from it are outstanding. Their guitar sound reminds us of early Aztec Camera or The Housemartins and that clear guitar sound, so familiar to “that-band-that-starts-with-S.” (sic) I don’t think I am exaggerating at all.
The sound and excitement that this album gives you are reminders of that sound. If you categorise them as ‘80s British acoustic music, they are very orthodox. But you can see their originality in the last song on this album which has not only emotional lyrics but also a collage of sound. The Trash Can Sinatras prompt us to appreciate something which we might otherwise take for granted, like the blue sky peering out from behind the clouds, and to remember something important that we are on the verge of forgetting.
Crossbeat Magazine (Japan) August 1990 Vol.3 No.8Follow @fivehungryjoes
…across the US, the Trashcans played around 20 dates between May and June in support of sixth album ‘Wild Pendulum’.
Here’s a few posters from the time…thanks to Ben ‘Tour Manager’ Marts for sending them over.
2016 Trashcan Sinatras