Jr. Gone Wild “Five Million Songs” – so, why did you get into music?

Five Million Songs‘ is the latest single from Jr. Gone Wild and comes from the new album ‘Still got the Jacket’, the band’s first release for 25 years.  From 1983-1995, Jr. Gone Wild helped introduce Canada to alternative country and over the course of five albums, the Edmonton, Alberta band fused elements of folk and rock with a punk attitude.

Five Million Songs‘ is coming out as a double A-side single, with ‘Southern Cross’ the other song.  Guitarist and lead vocalist Mike McDonald says that “‘Five Million Songs’ is basically about how maybe that thing I’ve been trying to build all these years is finished. ‘Southern Cross’ is a Beat Farmers song written by guitarist Joey Harris. Jr Gone Wild met The Beat Farmers years ago in Ottawa, and since then have played many shows together and remained in touch. This song made the list because we feel it suits us and it’s really fun to play.”

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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