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

Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll
August 25, 2009, 8:10 pm
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On 26 December 2004 an earthquake struck off the northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, generating a tsunami that wreaked havoc along much of the rim of the Indian Ocean. Particularly hard-hit were the countries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Nearly 225,000 people were killed, tens of thousands more were injured, and 10 million became homeless and displaced.

The humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was prompted by one of the worst natural disasters of modern times. In 2005, artists throughout the UK staged benefit concerts in Wales (Millenium Stadium) and Scotland (Glasgow SECC).

Now, I attended the one in Glasgow – not just because it was a good cause, but more importantly, the Trashcans were playing.

I say attended, but to be honest, I hadn’t a bloody clue where I was. You see, I was on medication and mixing this with beer and tequila, wasn’t one of my better ideas, and so lots of things happened that night that probably shouldn’t have happened (I’ll leave those incidents for another time though)

Anyhoo, this triple CD – which was recorded straight from the sound desk – gives us three songs from TCS – ‘All The Dark Horses’, ‘Hayfever’ and ‘Weightlifting’, and I’m pretty sure they were sitting down as they were so bloody nervous (it was a bit hazy, sorry).

Other artists who played on the night were Mogwai, Eugene Kelly, Idlewild, Eddi Reader (who played ‘Wild Mountainside’) and Franz Ferdinand.

A great entertaining night, summed up perfectly in the words of Manic Street Preacher, James Dean Bradfield: “Can’t speak, can’t think, won’t talk, won’t walk.”

tsunami_06tsunami_02tsunami_04tsunami_01tsunami_07tsunami_0519 Feb 2005 Instant Live/Tsunami Relief Scotland MCPS CCEIL00038

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