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The Wee Stinker

Early Trashcan songs were full of clever wordplay – not that their most recent stuff isn’t – but it was interesting to discover that, ‘The Wee Stinker’, a crossword in Scotland’s Glasgow Herald became the inspiration for some of their lyrics.

Read on to find out more…

22 August 2021 The Herald on Sunday

 



A Trash Tale
February 24, 2021, 4:12 pm
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Here’s a clipping from late 1995 which appeared in The List Magazine in the run up to the release of third album, ‘A Happy Pocket’.

The List Magazine Issue 266 3 November 1995



Mister Knob to you…
January 3, 2018, 3:00 pm
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…is a fine way to deal with a heckler don’t you think?

Such was the response from Frank to someone in the Glasgow crowd for their gig at King Tuts way back in 1991. All very friendly no doubt.

Here’s Craig McLean’s review which appeared in The List magazine…

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The List Magazine Issue 163 22 November 1991



All Toc
December 9, 2017, 9:31 pm
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…or not, as was the case in this interview for The List magazine.

Craig McLean met up with Frank, Paul and Stephen in ‘trendy’ Kilmarnock café, La Toc to discuss the imminent release of second album, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ – but the guys weren’t giving too much away.

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The List magazine was/is a popular what’s on guide to arts & entertainment in the UK, with everything from event listings, gig guides, cinema times, restaurant reviews and tour dates included.

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The List magazine Issue 1989 April 1993



That-Band-That-Starts-With-S…
October 23, 2016, 3:15 pm
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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.

crossbeat0890bTranslation:

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.

crossbeat0890aCrossbeat Magazine (Japan) August 1990 Vol.3 No.8

 




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