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

December 2, 2020, 1:00 pm
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Here’s an old business card from Shabby Road Studio in Kilmarnock – home of the Trashcan Sinatras from the late 80s to mid 90’s.

Originally, the studio was known as Sirocco, and saw many a now famous band waltz through its doors to rehearse and record – Del Amitri, The Bluebells and Aztec Camera to name a few. 

Started by Clark Sorley, Sirocco eventually made its way into the hands of the Trashcan Sinatras following their signing to Go! Discs. A natural progression perhaps, seeing as Frank Reader was studio engineer at the time.

It was then duly changed to Shabby Road and – for want of a better expression – the rest is history.

Shabby Road image by David Anderson


Merry Xmas…
December 23, 2018, 1:00 pm
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Here’s an old, old Christmas card from Shabby Road – Merry Xmas everybody!

1990 Trash Can Sinatras

We Could Send Letters
September 20, 2009, 8:20 am
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…and maybe the band will reply.

In the days before the internet, band forums and the like, the only means of communication for a band and its followers would have been perhaps, a letter. Therefore early releases like ‘Obscurity Knocks’ invited you, me and the world to write to them through their ‘I Hate Music’ address in Kilmarnock.

Now I never wrote to the band myself. Why? I’m not really sure, but anyhow, I’m sure lots of you did and you may have been lucky enough to receive a reply on their rather nice Shabby Road headed paper – as long as you sent an SAE that is – but even that wouldn’t guarantee a response.

These letters would let us all know what the band were up to and if you get yourself a copy of Finn Hartley’s book ‘Who’s He?’, you’ll see that Mr Douglas was up to more than just making music.

The ‘I Hate Music’ address line was replaced around the time of ‘A Happy Pocket’ with ‘The Receivers’ – not that that made much of a difference in response time.

So here’s one of those letters, and a big thank you to John Hartley for sending me a copy.

letterCirca 1994/5

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