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Far Sighted?
November 21, 2009, 11:37 am
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Short sighted is more like it, if you ask me.

spinART Records – in the beginning – sounded like a decent business proposal for the Trashcans. A reputation for signing up-and-coming bands preceded them, with great claims to providing great support to their artists. Artists like The Sunshine Fix, The Dears, Apples In Stereo and of course the Trashcan Sinatras.

But sadly it was not to be and the label went tits up towards the end of 2007. This left most of the bands on their roster without a home, but more importantly, without much-needed finance, whilst Jeff Price (spinART’s founder) escaped relatively unscathed and went on to form another company – no doubt with all the band’s money.

Not the work of a far sighted visionary record label I’m sure you’ll agree. There’s more opinions on this story here and here.

Anyhow, back to the matter in hand. Here’s a promo DVD from spinART which includes the aforementioned artists and has the Trashcans performing ‘It’s A Miracle’ from their live session at KCRW – the DVD of which is available on the deluxe version of fourth album ‘Weightlifting’.

It’s magic.

The credits for the picture below should in fact read ‘…Morning Becomes Eclectic…’

2005 spinART Records (US)



Girls Go Crazy…
September 7, 2009, 6:32 pm
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…for those sharp dressed men.

In a world of DVD, Blu-Ray, Super duper hi res HDTV et al, isn’t it great once in a while to dust down the old VCR and watch an old wonky video cassette.

Here we have the Trashcans looking very dapper in their suits – Savile Row I imagine – for the video of their cover of Don Black and Mark London’s ‘To Sir, With Love’ – made famous by fellow Scot, Marie Lawrie.

The promo for this single included – as you well know – snippets from the Trashcans very own blockbuster movie ‘Spooktime’ – a fifteen minute alcadelic trip through Glaswegian low-life.

tswl_vid_01tswl_vid_02tswl_vid_05tswl_vid_04tswl_vid_031996 Go! Discs Ltd




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