Trailer (album)

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Studio album by Ash
Released 18 October 1994 (UK)
6 June 1995 (USA)
Recorded March–June 1994
Genre Britpop, pop punk, punk rock[1]
Length 24:15
Label Infectious
Producer Ash, Tim Russell and Marc Waterman
Ash chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]

Trailer is a mini album by the band Ash featuring their first three singles. An expanded edition also includes 4 b-sides. The album was released in October, 1994 through Infectious Records. The band considered it a "trailer" for their future debut album proper, and named it accordingly.

"Uncle Pat" was featured in a Heineken advert, which helped to raise the profile of the band, both in Ireland and Britain.

The name refers to movie trailers, so as a visual pun, the cover of the album shows a toppled truck trailer.

The 'noise' at the end of the track "Get Out", when reversed, slowed down and the pitch altered, is a low quality demo version of the song "Intense Thing". This track wasn't discovered until June 2006 by 2 fans experimenting around with running different effects through Ash songs.

An early rare version of this album was released with a bonus John Peel Sessions 7" with the tracks:

  1. Silver Surfer - 2:24
  2. Jazz '59 - 2:06

On 6 June 1995 Trailer was released in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Season" (Wheeler) – 3:00
  2. "Jack Names the Planets" - (February 1994) (Wheeler) – 3:10
  3. "Intense Thing" (Hamilton/McMurray/Wheeler) – 4:34
  4. "Uncle Pat" – (17 October 1994) (Wheeler) – 3:12
  5. "Get Out" (Hamilton/Wheeler) – 1:29
  6. "Petrol" - (5 August 1994) (Hamilton/Wheeler) – 4:24
  7. "Obscure Thing" (Hamilton/McMurray/Wheeler) – 4:18
US and Japan bonus tracks
  1. "Hulk Hogan Bubblebath" (Hamilton/McMurray/Wheeler) – 5:05
  2. "Different Today" (Wheeler) – 2:50
  3. "Punk Boy" (cover of a song by Helen Love) – 2:05
  4. "Day of the Triffids" (Wheeler) – 3:33

Tracks 8-11 only appear on the US and Japan versions of the album. "Different Today" and "Hulk Hogan Bubblebath" appeared on the b-side of "Uncle Pat". "Day of the Triffids" originally appeared as a b-side of "Kung Fu" – (20 March 1995).


  • "Jack Names the Planets" was released in February, 1994 with "Don't Know".
  • "Petrol" was released 15 August 1994 with "The Little Pond" and "Things".
  • "Uncle Pat" was released 17 October 1994 with "Different Today" and "Hulk Hogan Bubblebath".