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Rock My World Canada, chapter 237: Pluto

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Pluto was an alternative rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They were nominated for a 1997 Juno Award for Best New Group. The band consisted of vocalist and guitarist Ian Jones, guitarist Rolf Hetherington, bassist John Ounpuu and, drummer Justin Leigh. After independently releasing a number of singles, the band released its debut album Cool Way to Feel in 1995 on Mint Records. They followed by a four-song EP in 1996. They subsequently signed to Virgin Records, for whom they released two full-length albums.

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2 thoughts on “Rock My World Canada, chapter 237: Pluto

  • The Goodbye Girl was a “should have been” classic

  • Pluto was the first show I ever went to. 14 or 15 years old, in a shitty community hall in Nanaimo, BC with a couple local bands, one of which was fronted by a high school substitute teacher I recognized.


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