Saturday, June 28, 2008

Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - 'Music For Pets' ep (1991)

Toronto's Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet were a fun,
mostly-instrumental kinda-surfy band that were around for about ten years, from the mid-1980's to mid-'90's.

◀ In the photo, from left to right:
Don Pyle, drums
Brian Connelly, guitar, keyboards
Reid Diamond, bass

They'll always be best remembered for their association with the Canadian comedy troupe Kids In The Hall; On their TV show the band provided 'transitional' music between sketches as well as the program's theme song,
'Having An Average Weekend'.

The Shadowy Men released 3 full-length albums together, presented here is one of roughly a dozen singles and EPs they put out.

After the end of The Shadowy Men era, the former bandmates went on to perform and record with an assortment of bands, including Phonocomb and Atomic 7.
Bass player Reid Diamond lost a battle with cancer and passed away in 2001.

For detailed info regarding the band and their various musical incarnations following their break-up, click over to 'The Shadowy Site On A Shadowy Web'
- - an Unofficial webpage for The Shadowy Men.

From the 'Music For Pets'
7" EP (K Records, 1991),
Listen to
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet:

Rover & Rusty

Here Kitty

The Cat Came Back

Baby Elephant Walk

That Wuz Ear Me Callin' A Horse

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