Jr. Gone Wild was a country/punk rock based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, founded in 1982.
The band's founding members were Mike McDonald, Tom Wolfe, Adele Wolfe, and Bill (Will) Pontez(sp), they formed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They played several gigs in Calgary including The Calgarian Hotel and The National Hotel but after only a few gigs broke up. McDonald eventually took the band and the name back to Edmonton, where he had previously fronted the band Joey Did and the Necrophiliacs, later known as Malibu Kens, (McDonald, Dobek, Scott Alloy, Dennis Lenarduzzi).
The band's next members were Mike McDonald, David Lawson, Dave "Dove" Brown, and Ed Dobek. They broke up in 1988. A newer version of the band continued with McDonald and Brown using the same moniker and momentum gained from the original lineup, but never gained the notoriety of the first Edmonton lineup. They broke up in 1995 after suffering a dwindling fanbase, dismal album sales, and losing their recording contract. Their last show was poorly attended by only a few friends and they quickly faded into obscurity.
They were also closely associated with Edmonton/Montreal-based band Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra. According to a CBC Radio interview in the late 1980s, k.d. lang played with both bands until Gerry Woods (Jerry Jerry) advised her that "she didn't have the voice to make it".