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The Strombo Show: Joel Plaskett

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, March 8, 2015

Listen to the March 8, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.


"I’m not down on my luck or behind on my dues. I’ve got some kind of f--ked up illegitimate blues."

The Strombo Show ran the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.

George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by our friend, the prince of Dartmouth himself, Joel Plaskett, for an acoustic performance and intimate interview in the House of Strombo. 

Plaskett is one of our nation's finest music makers. He is known best for his Juno Award-winning activity as a solo artist, for the sounds he cranked with the beloved Thrush Hermit and his production skills behind many singer-songwriters, such as Halifax's Mo Kenney. 

Ahead of his upcoming album, The Park Avenue Sobriety Test, and another extensive Canadian tour, Plaskett will delve into the past, explore his formative record collection and debut a handful of brand-new tracks in the House of Strombo.

Also, we premiered a B-side off Cancer Bats' upcoming album, Searching For Zero, and were visited by some good friends who include Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire, Gallows) and Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats).

As always, we'll be tipping our hats to those groundbreakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spinning the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and we'll send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.

Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!


M5. CANNIBAL OX, "Harlem Knights"
M4. WARPAINT, "No Way Out (Redux)"
M3. GALLOWS, "Bonfire Season"
M2. GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, "Peasantry or Light! Inside of Light!"
M1. CLARE MAGUIRE, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King cover)"


    JOAN JETT, "Bad Reputation"
    NINA SIMONE, "No Woman, No Cry (Live)"
    JOEL PLASKETT, "Alright/OK"  
    ARCADE FIRE, "Joan of Arc"
    CANNIBAL OX, "Harlem Knights"
    NAS, "NY State of Mind"
    THE POPPY FAMILY, "Where Evil Grows"
    BORNS, "10,000 Emerald Pools"
    NICOLETTE LARSON, "Lotta Love"
    ALTHEA & DONNA, "Uptown Top Ranking"
    SISTER NANCY, "Bam Bam"
    WATERS, "Stupid Games"
    THE GO! TEAM, "The Scene Between"
    JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY, "Snowed In/Cruisin'"
    THOSE BASTARD SOULS, "All I Ever Wanted Was To Show Up And Blow Your Mind"
    ANN PEEBLES, "Until You Came Into My Life"
    KRISTY MACCOLL, "He’s On The Beach"
    ANIMALS, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"
    ROD STEWART, "Angel"
    THRUSH HERMIT, "The Day We Hit The Coast"
    JOEL PLASKETT, "Broke (Acoustic Performance)"
    JOEL PLASKETT, "I Lost It (Acoustic Lucinda Williams Cover Performance)"
    TOM WAITS, "Johnsburg, Illinois"
    PATTI SMITH, "After the Gold Rush"
    FRENTE, "Bizarre Love Triangle"
    MILLIE SMALL, "My Boy Lollipop"
    CANCER BATS, "Rust & Bone"
    DAN DEACON, "When I Was Done Dying"
    WARPAINT, "No Way Out (Redux)"
    QUICK O TIC, "Ice Cream Sundae"
    THE REPLACEMENTS, "Unsatisfied"
    GALLOWS, "Bonfire Season"
    ALEXISONFIRE, "No Transitory"
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, "Peasantry or Light! Inside of Light!"
    PINK FLOYD, "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3)"
    DOROTHY MELTON, "I Want Jesus To Walk With Me"
    VENOM, "In League With Satan"
    JUSTICE, "Waters of Nazareth"
    CLARE MAGUIRE, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King cover)"
    MASSIVE ATTACK, "Teardrop"

For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.