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

(They’re floating above us)
July 21, 2013, 12:08 pm
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In 2004, during the months of September and October, The Trashcans toured the USA and Canada for the first time since 1993, playing 26 dates in all. This was the first tour in support of fourth album, ‘Weightlifting’.

October 10 saw the Trashcan limo roll into San Diego, CA – stopping off at the M Theory Music store and KBZT Radio earlier in the day before heading to play a sold out gig at Cane’s Bar and Grill.

Here’s the promo poster for the gig. I’ve no idea who designed it, but I like it.

Canes bar and grill 101004a

The tour of 2004, as a whole, saw the Trashcans making over 50 appearances in countries including Spain, England, Scotland and North America.

Canes bar and grill 101004cA wee footnote: (They’re floating above us) is a line taken from the Mekons’ 1988 single ‘Ghosts of American Astronauts’. You can have a wee listen to it here. And if you like it, you can download the Trashcans’ version here. Recorded straight from the soundboard at Fez, New York in April 2004 – it’s a belter!

Canes bar and grill 101004b2004

It’s A Miracle…
October 19, 2011, 1:44 pm
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…after weeks (feels like months) of not posting anything, miraculously, there’s finally something to add to the archive.

The Trashcans made over 75 appearances in 2005, touring in Scotland, England, Ireland, North America and Japan.

Here’s a promo poster for the early part of the UK tour – and very nice it is too.

Ticket stub from the Glasgow show…

January 2005

First Past The Post-er
August 13, 2011, 7:36 am
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To promote the Trashcans’ 2010 US ‘In The Music’ tour, the band launched a tour quiz video. The object of the quiz was to make the connection between the cities that were included within the tour and various images that were shown on the video.

Dead easy? No really. It was pretty difficult, especially if you were on my side of the Atlantic. Needless to say, the winners came from the other side of the water.

In the end there were three joint winners – Randy Schreck, who sent me this picture, was one of them – who were given the opportunity to participate in their own Skype chat with the band and win some autographed items.

The picture is an early promo from the Cake era and includes, from left to right: John, George, Paul, Stephen and Frank. It is also autographed by band members past and present.


1990-91 Cake era

Up The Loft
April 1, 2011, 9:33 am
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Here’s the promo poster – designed by Nick Durham – for the Trashcan’s performance at The Loft in Dallas, Texas, during the March 2011 Acoustic Tour.

Those Frank Sinatra afficionados among you will of course recognise that Nick has used an image from the Sinatra and Doris Day film, ‘Young At Heart’. Nick is a friend of Salim Nourallah, who supported TCS on the night. You can find out more about both Nick and Salim here and here respectively.

There wasn’t too many of these posters produced, so thanks to Carla Elliott and Shane Locke for sending one through.

Interesting side note: The band’s recent online ‘volunteers for brass duties’ campaign had its first success at this gig. They were joined onstage by Steve and Scott (sorry, don’t have their surnames) and those lucky enough to be in attendance got to hear the brass arrangement of 1993 song ‘I’ve Seen Everything’ live onstage.

Magic stuff!

Auld blue eyes…

4 March 2011 Acoustic Tour (US)

On The Road…Again
March 30, 2011, 11:36 am
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Have van, will travel.

Which is exactly what the Trashcan’s did for their month long acoustic tour in March 2011.

The October 2010 acoustic tour covered parts of the western/southwestern USA, so this recent tour covered much of the rest of the US, including a number of cities the band had never played and cities not played since the 2004/5 Weightlifting tours, including a long overdue return to Toronto, Canada. The full list of dates and setlists can be found here.

The official poster – only 100 hand-numbered prints were made – was designed by the mighty Shane Locke.

March 2011 Acoustic Tour (US)

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