Zebra of the Family

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Zebra of the Family is a 40 track double CD of alternate versions, demos, radio sessions or rehearsal recordings of nearly every song from the Trashcan Sinatras’ first three albums, plus a number of previously unreleased songs.

Note that the download comes as a .zip file – you should download to a computer, not a mobile device.


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Released on March 15, 2003, this out of print double CD set from Bo Bame Records (catalog #bobame003) featured 40 tracks, running 145 minutes. This unique collection included alternate versions, demos, radio sessions or rehearsal recordings of nearly every song from the Trashcan Sinatras’ first three studio albums, as well as a few previously unreleased songs. A number of songs are sung by different band members. Note that the quality of the tracks varies, including studio recordings, studio demos, 4 track demos, and cassette recordings.

Zebra of the Family is now only available as a download, with each song encoded as a 256 kb/s mp3. The entire collection comes in a 266 MB .zip file.

CD 1

  1. Obscurity Knocks (Shabby Road Demo, March 1989)
  2. Maybe I Should Drive (Radio Session, 1990)
  3. Thrupenny Tears (Radio Session, Summer 1990)
  4. Even the Odd (Shabby Road Demo, Summer 1990)
  5. The Best Man's Fall (Rehearsal Tape, 1987)
  6. Funny (Radio Session, 1990)
  7. Only Tongue Can Tell (Shabby Road Demo, May 1988)
  8. You Made Me Feel (Radio Session, Summer 1990)
  9. January's Little Joke (Shabby Road Demo, January 1990)
  10. Spy Theme (Instrumental) (Shabby Road Recording, 1991)
  11. Easy Read (Shabby Road Demo, Winter 1991)
  12. Hayfever (Shabby Road Demo, April 1992)
  13. Bloodrush in Vain (Shabby Road Demo, March 1992)
  14. Worked a Miracle (Shabby Road Demo, January 1992)
  15. I'm Immortal (Shabby Road Demo, January 1991)
  16. Iceberg (Shabby Road Demo, April 1992)
  17. One at a Time (Shabby Road Demo, December 1991)
  18. I've Seen Everything (Shabby Road Demo, January 1990)
  19. The Hairy Years (Shabby Road Demo, January 1992)
  20. Earlies (Acoustic Demo/Shabby Road Demo, Winter 1991)
  21. Friendless, Hopeless Days (Shabby Road Recording, 1994)

CD 2

  1. Blowing Up (Shabby Road Recording, 1994)
  2. I'm the One Who Fainted (Shabby Road Demo, May 1993)
  3. Outside (Shabby Road Recording, April 1994)
  4. Twisted and Bent (4 Track Demo, November 1993)
  5. Unfortunate Age (Shabby Road Demo, April 1994)
  6. To Sir, With Love (Alternate Orchestral Recording, 1996)
  7. The Main Attraction (Shabby Road Demo, April 1994)
  8. How Can I Apply...? (Chords/Shabby Road Demo, March 1994)
  9. The Pop Place (Shabby Road Recording, June 1994)
  10. The Genius I Was (Rehearsal/4 Track Demo, June 1994)
  11. The Sleeping Policeman (Shabby Road Demo, 1995)
  12. I'll Get Them In (Shabby Road Demo, 1995)
  13. The Safecracker (Shabby Road Demo, 1994)
  14. The Therapist (Shabby Road Demo, 1994)
  15. Homeless (Shabby Road Demo, 1997)
  16. Aberration (Sirocco Studios, 1986)
  17. Safeway (Shabby Road Demo, 1996)
  18. A Worm With a Head (Shabby Road Demo, 1996)
  19. Weightlifting 1 (Shabby Road Demo, 1997)

Additional information

Weight 4.5 oz

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