Clayton Park (album)

Clayton Park
Studio album by Thrush Hermit
Released February 23, 1999
Recorded May 1998
The Gas Station
Toronto, Ontario
Genre Indie rock
Length 46:19
Label Sonic Unyon
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Clayton Park

Clayton Park is the second full-length album by Canadian rock band Thrush Hermit. It was released on Sonic Unyon in 1999, and is the last recording they released as a band. The album produced two singles and videos for the songs "From the Back of the Film" and "The Day We Hit the Coast".

Clayton Park is a suburb in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the band's hometown.


Track listing

  1. "From the Back of the Film" (Joel Plaskett) – 2:04
  2. "(Oh Man!) What to Do?" (Ian McGettigan) – 4:02
  3. "Violent Dreams" (Plaskett) – 7:07
  4. "The Day We Hit the Coast" (Plaskett) – 6:32
  5. "Headin' South" (Robert Benvie) – 5:52
  6. "Western Dreamz" (Benvie) – 5:24
  7. "Songs for the Gang" (Plaskett) – 3:07
  8. "Uneventful" (Plaskett) – 6:11
  9. "Oh My Soul!" (Plaskett) – 4:17
  10. "We Are Being Reduced" (Plaskett) – 6:17
  11. "Before You Leave" (Plaskett) – 6:08

Album credits


  • Rob Benvie – Guitar, Vocals
  • Cliff Gibb – Drums
  • Ian McGettigan – Bass, Vocals, Artwork
  • Joel Plaskett – Guitar, Vocals
  • Ben Gunning – Guitar on "Before You Leave"



A cover version of the 1971 Budgie song "Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman", recorded during the Clayton Park sessions, appeared on Grenadine Records' Syrup & Gasoline, Volume 1 compilation album.


"The Day We Hit the Coast" was covered by Emm Gryner on her album Girl Versions.

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