Scene In the Wild Podcask: Episode No. 7, Mike McDonald and Dove Brown from Edmonton’s Jr. Gone Wild

On this edition of the Scene In the Wild Podcask it was an absolute pleasure to be joined by Mike McDonald and Dove Brown from Edmonton country punk veterans Jr. Gone Wild.

Before their time and gone too soon, the band was the epitome of Canadian indie rock road warriors during the ’80s and ’90s, releasing a handful of albums beginning with 1986’s unheralded classic Less Art, More Pop and touring the world by van.

In this Podcask we talk about their long and storied history, the recording of that album, their influence and legacy, past band members, regrets over breaking up after an ill-fated Calgary show in the mid-’90s, life after Jr., the decision to reunite, and what comes next for the quartet.

The episode was recorded live in the Wild Rose Taproom on Sept. 29, 2017 and produced by Lorrie Matheson in his Arch Audio Studio.

Thanks to McDonald and Brown for sharing their stories and their music, as well as Matheson and the Taproom staff.

And on a side note: Please forgive the fanboy giggling, be mindful of a fair number of F-bombs dropped and please be sure to check out Jr. Gone Wild’s music if you’re not familiar with it.

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