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


SORLEY MISSED
December 2, 2020, 1:00 pm
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Here’s an old business card from Shabby Road Studio in Kilmarnock – home of the Trashcan Sinatras from the late 80s to mid 90’s.

Originally, the studio was known as Sirocco, and saw many a now famous band waltz through its doors to rehearse and record – Del Amitri, The Bluebells and Aztec Camera to name a few. 

Started by Clark Sorley, Sirocco eventually made its way into the hands of the Trashcan Sinatras following their signing to Go! Discs. A natural progression perhaps, seeing as Frank Reader was studio engineer at the time.

It was then duly changed to Shabby Road and – for want of a better expression – the rest is history.

Shabby Road image by David Anderson

 



THE BEST AROUND
April 28, 2020, 6:00 pm
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Easy Read and the accompanying Desktop Tales was the first Scottish-based fanzine dedicated to the Trashcan Sinatras.

Produced in 1997 by David Anderson, a fan from Kilwinning in Ayrshire, the fanzine consisted of 44 pages and included a 16 page pull-out on mainly recent – ’95 & ’96 – local and national press material, a 2 page article on the famous email list, contributed by original list member Diane Gleim from Los Angeles, California, Kenny Gan’s original discography, a gigography of concerts played by the band since July ’95, numerous set lists and finally a selection of unseen photographs by ‘official’ band photographer Colin Dunsmuir.

It’s very good and all for the bargain price of £3…

Desktop Tales…

1997 Trashcan Sinatras

 



180 gram Weightlifting
April 10, 2020, 3:37 pm
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For the 15th anniversary of its original release, 2004’s ‘Weightlifting’ was made available on vinyl for the first time!

Remastered on 180 gram vinyl, it included a full colour outer sleeve, a full colour insert with lyrics and a colour inner sleeve featuring liner notes written by British music journalist Pete Paphides…

“If life is a spectator sport, a Trashcan Sinatras album is the work of unassuming Olympians.”

It’s a wonderful package befitting such a wonderful album and really should be part of your record collection. Get your copy here.

Now all we need is a vinyl release of ‘In The Music’…?

Also, not one but two test pressings were produced. Test pressing one had too much hiss so another was cut, but to be honest there’s not an ocean of difference to these average ears.

2004/2019 Trashcan Sinatras

 



POSTCARDS FOR A YOUNG MAN
October 9, 2019, 8:19 pm
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Here’s a few Go! Discs postcards from the ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ and ‘A Happy Pocket’ eras. One each for singles, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’, ‘The Main Attraction’ and ‘To Sir, With Love’.

First class!

1993-1996 Trashcan Sinatras, Go! Discs



A RARE CAKE
April 2, 2019, 2:28 pm
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An extremely rare Australian promo cassette of debut album, ‘Cake’.




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