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

When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth…
December 31, 2012, 7:04 pm
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From The Evil Dead to Dawn of the Dead, Resident Evil to Night of the Living Dead, zombies have invaded popular culture for years, monsters that bring out the fears and anxieties of modern society. But worry no more folks, because there’s a new ‘superzombiekillinghero’ on the way and his name is Paul Livingston. Yes, he of the Trashcan Sinatras.

Intrigued? Good, so am I. So here goes.

Paul Livingston vs The Living Dead is the brainchild of Paul Mcrae Lind and is an upcoming iPhone/iPad game and star of the show is, yeah you’ve guessed, the aforementioned Mr Livingston.

I’ve never been big on arcade games and the like but this, of course, has grabbed my attention. It’s still in development stage so, like most, have no idea what exactly it entails. Trashcan Paul is not only the star of the game but he has also written an original tune for it as well and there will also be five classic Trashcan tunes included for your listening pleasure.

Paul has also created some limited edition patches for the game and you can find out more at his Facebook page and also his website.

It’s due for release sometime in 2013, so in the meantime, stay safe and if you see a zombie, you know who to call!


2012/13 Paul Mcrae Lind

The Boy Done Good
April 10, 2011, 12:17 pm
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It’s a long way from sunny Irvine to Hollywood, but he made it.

I’m talking about Irvine in Scotland of course, as that’s where this little story started. Paul is slightly younger than me and was in the year below me at school (his older brother was in my class) and I got to know him through a couple of school mates when he became a member of a local band, The Shock Club (terrible name).

As with most bands in Irvine at the time, they would play as many gigs as pubs and community centres would allow them, throwing in a few cover versions to fill out their set – The Cult’s ‘Love Removal Machine’ was one if I remember correctly. The Shock Club didn’t play too many gigs. In fact before their final gig in Kilmarnock they had already changed their name to Hectic Circus (another terrible name). It wasn’t that they weren’t good enough, just that Paul had the chance to join another upcoming local band.

So a few others and I joined Paul one evening when he went along to Castlepark Community Centre to meet Messrs Reader and Douglas, who were playing that night. Forgive the cliché, but the rest, as they say, is history.

So when this sticker popped through my letterbox, I thought, “…he’s finally made it…” What could be better than your own wee sticker? Better than a No.1 single? Aye!

Inspired by drunken screams of “MORE PAUL!” at the 2010/11 Portland house parties, Shane Locke decided to design and produce this sticker – more as a joke – and apparently the band (and Paul) loved it.

The boy done good indeed 🙂


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