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

Falcon Crest
August 13, 2017, 11:04 am
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Here’s an early gig review from 1990 when the Trashcans appeared at The Camden Falcon in London – an 80s-90s indie watering hole, where apparently Blur were signed up after a gig later that year.

The Camden Falcon was also the original venue for the Barfly brand of live music venues that started in 1996.


Image source: Paul Talling @

10 March 1990 Sounds Magazine

Happy Hour?
November 1, 2015, 1:53 pm
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Not according to Paul Mardles from Sounds Magazine.

If his review of their performance at London’s ICA is anything to go by, he was far from happy. Maybe it was because he was missing the World Cup.

Here’s what he wrote back in July of 1990…

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Subterranean Blues!
March 19, 2010, 2:34 pm
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Ladbroke Grove Subterania is now a bar/club specialising in dance and hip hop music. In a previous incarnation, however, it was a hip and happening live music venue.

Situated in London’s Notting Hill, the venue played host to number of bands from the surrounding area. Psychedelic rock band Hawkwind formed here in 1969. The Deviants and Pink Fairies were groups out of the Ladbroke Grove UK underground movement, from which a number of bands would later emerge. The most famous of these being punk group The Clash who formed locally in 1976. The Westway – which is mentioned in their song ‘London’s Burning’ –  runs across Ladbroke Grove Road.

In 1990, the Trashcans – fresh from their summer tour with labelmates The La’s – had the pleasure of playing the venue supporting The Perfect Disaster – an alternative rock band from London. Formed by Phil Parfitt in 1980, they released four albums before splitting up in 1991, with other members going on to form or join bands such as Fields of the Nephilim, The Breeders, and Ultra Vivid Scene.

Here’s what Andy Stout from Sounds had to say…

17 February 1990 Sounds Magazine

Sounds Like One To Watch
March 19, 2010, 2:27 pm
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A decent review from Tim Peacock of debut single ‘Obscurity Knocks’, which appeared in Sounds magazine in 1990.

17 February 1990 Sounds Magazine

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