Wrath of Khanna’s Album of the Week: "That’s Not Joel"/"Jimmie’s Still Jimmie" by Shotgun Jimmie & Joel Plaskett!
Another week, another 7″ single! This time it’s an endearing new split by Joel Plaskett and Shotgun Jimmie for the New Scotland Records singles series that has each Maritimer kinda, sorta writing about the other. Y’know something? It might be more accurate to say that they’ve written songs with each other’s name in them and leave it at that. Yes. There, that feels better. Otherwise, these two tunes are just good-humoured, rollicking rockers that showcase Plaskett’s signature chops as a producer. He’s doing great things with people at his Scotland Yard studio, bolstering spirited, slightly askew songs with cool, distinctive flourishes. You’ll hear what I’m talking about pretty soon man.
I have five copies of this split 7″ to give away to the first people on the blog to respond with correct answers to questions I’ll ask on the air throughout today’s show (spelling, the great equalizer, counts). If this ends up being you (once!), please e-mail vish_khanna [at] cbcradio3.com with “Jimmie’s Not Still Joel” in the subject line, and your blog moniker and shipping address in your message.
Old or new, Canadian or otherwise, what is YOUR album of the week?