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

Tonight, You Belong To Me
December 3, 2011, 6:09 pm
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A very early promo cassette from Go! Discs featured the Trashcans’ version of ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’ – a song written in 1926 by lyricist Billy Rose and composer Lee David.

The song – widely known for its appearance in Steve Martin’s film ‘The Jerk’ – is a wee bit longer than the original composition and features Frank duetting with his sister Richael.

Some copies – like this one – came in a wee metal tin. Other artists included on the tape include The La’s, Orbital, Meat Puppets and a personal ‘favourite’, Bananarama.


1991 Go! Discs / London Records / FFRR Records / Polygram SAC383 (US)

All The Best…
August 20, 2011, 5:07 pm
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This ‘Best of Trashcan Sinatras’ is basically a bootleg CD, albeit a band-approved one, and was put together for USA radio for the March 2011 tour.

There were around 100 made and sent out to various radio stations. The band’s tour manager, Ben Marts and sound guy Sean got together and ‘remastered’ some of the tracks, trimmed some of the songs and changed some levels to fit it all on the disc. To be honest, I can’t tell the difference.

The artwork was put together by Shane Locke, although by his own admission – not to his usual high standards.

A copy of this CD made it onto eBay and was sold for just over $200 – obviously bought by a TCS die-hard – and caused a fair amount of discussion on the band’s forum.

That’s about it really. All the best for now…

2011 BoTSpro-1

Youthenasia Promo
July 15, 2011, 9:04 pm
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No help required!

Here’s the very rare 12″ promo for debut single, ‘Obscurity Knocks’. A very simple piece with a big letter A on one side of the white labels – good effort Go! Discs.

The plain black sleeve comes complete with a promo label. And that’s about it really.

Except to say that the A side is inscribed with the legend, ‘Youthenasia’

1990 Go! Discs GODX34

In A Big Country
June 20, 2011, 7:55 am
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…was the third single release from another of my favourite bands – Big Country – and it was also the title given to this ‘New Scottish Music’ CD, released in 2004.

Disc 1 includes the Trashcans’ ‘All The Dark Horses’, alongside other well-known Scottish artists such as Franz Ferdinand, The Grim Northern Social, Snow Patrol, Malcom Middleton and one time touring partner, Roddy Hart.

All these artists were showcased at the 2004 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival – a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring (usually in March) in Austin, Texas, United States.

Between March 17-21 the Trashcans made a number of appearances and interviews in support of their upcoming fourth album, ‘Weightlifting’, with their official SxSW showcase gig, taking place at midnight at the Fox and Hound on Friday March 19.

Disc 2 features artists who were to be showcased at the 2005 festival and include King Creosote, Hoboken, The Cinematics and the wonderfully named Fuck-Off Machete.

2004 Nemis

Tongue Thai-ed
June 14, 2011, 1:51 pm
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Here’s a cassette version of debut album, ‘Cake’, all the way from Bangkok.

There’s not much to say about it though. The tape and the inner J-card is much different from the regular release as you would expect. I can’t imagine it would have been released in any great quantities in Thailand.

Nice all the same.

1990 Go! Discs/Polygram Records 828 201-4 

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