#14 - Joel Plaskett tells us about his new triple-album, Three

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(0:00 - 2:09) Intro

(2:10 - 4:13) Thrush Hermit - From the Back of the film (from their 1999 album, Clayton Park, courtesy of Sonic Unyon Records)

(4:14 - 5:39) Kevin introduces another Plaskett song.

(5:40 - 8:59) Joel Plaskett - Happen Now (from his 2005 album, La De Da)

(9:00 - 20:59) Kevin chats with Joel Plaskett about his new triple-album, Three, and how he was inspired to start the whole massive project. We also chat about what it was like to bring his father into the studio to help out with the guitar parts.

(21:00 - 23:24) Joel Plaskett - Deny, Deny, Deny (from his 2009 album, Three)

(23:25 - 27:00) Outro. A couple of bonus interview segments with Kevan Staples (from Rough Trade) who praises Joel Plaskett, and then you can hear how Joel reacted when I told him that Kevan likes his work!

The Ruckus Blog: http://www.kevinmcgowan.ca/

Joel Plaskett: http://www.joelplaskett.com/

Sonic Unyon Records: http://www.sonicunyon.com/

Kevan Staples: http://www.rdiv.com/


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