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


Metallica? Not Bloody Likely…
June 25, 2016, 8:24 pm
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‘Spoofs’ was the original working title for the Trashcan’s debut album before it was changed to ‘Cake’.

Prior to it’s 1990 release, some music publications did review it under the original title. One such publication was Tennents Live! News – a magazine produced as part of the Tennents Live! music sponsorship programme which focused on the Scottish music scene.

Here’s the review, however, Tracey Pepper was hardly wetting her pants at what she’d just heard.

TLn-3TLn-1TLn-2July 1990 Tennents Live! News Issue #9



You and Whose Army?
June 4, 2016, 12:23 pm
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Here’s a recent article written in my local paper about the wee army of fans who’ve helped keep the Trashcan Sinatras going over the years.

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‘Off The Freckord’ is a weekly feature, written by Craig McAllister, and is part of the Freckfest initiative who’s main aim is to revive Irvine’s flagging local music scene.

If you were a member of the Trashcan’s forum (remember that? – screw you Facebook), you’ll know him as the infamous Phil Spector. He also writes the very wonderful and brilliant Plain or Pan blog. There’s a link over there on the left, or you could always just click here.

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3 June 2016 Irvine Herald



Coy Enough To Annoy
February 28, 2016, 4:39 pm
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David Roberts wasn’t happy with The Trashcans’ third album, ‘A Happy Pocket’ in this two-star review from Q Magazine. According to David, the band had moved away from their coy, jangly sound to cardboard, cartoon pop.

Well, really!

AHP Qmag 0996Q Magazine, September 1996



Trash…
May 24, 2015, 7:53 pm
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He may be on the front cover, but it’s not Brett Anderson’s ‘Trash’ we’re talking about – although Suede’s Trash is a damn catchy pop tune all the same.

No folks, we’re talking about a full page press advert for the Trashcans’ second album, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ which appeared in the July edition of well-respected Japanese music magazine, Rockin’ On.

Rock on…

rockin_on0793drockin_on0793crockin_on0793bUnfortunately, I failed my Japanese exam at school so I can’t bring you the translation for this review of ‘I’ve Seen Everything’, which appeared in the same magazine – I’m sure it was decent though.

rockin_on0793aJuly 1993 Rockin’ On Magazine (Japan)



We Come From This Town Up Here
April 6, 2014, 7:56 pm
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Number One was a British pop music weekly magazine which ran for around nine years, mostly during the 1980s, and was marketed as ‘The best weekly pop mag on earth!’

It’s not until you go back and read a magazine like this that you realise how utter shite it really was. The best weekly pop mag on earth? Yer arse.

So it was surprising to find a Trashcan interview in among all the garbage (pun intended) of the 1990s pop scene.

Here’s Paul extolling the wonders of his hometown of Irvine…

numberone13109013 October 1990 Number One Magazine




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