Note from the Shadowy Webmaster: There are a number of these that I've had reported to me, but I've never actually seen. If you have details on how to find one of these, do let me know. I'll make it worth your while.

cover of It Came From Canada, Volume 2

It Came From Canada, Volume 2
Released in 1986
Og 9 [LP]
Og Music Box 182 Station F Montreal H3J 2L1

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cover of Live In London liner notes for Live In London

Live In London
Released in 1987 as a freebie with a copy of the fanzine What Wave.
[Cassette, limited to 500 copies]

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cover of It Came From Canada, Volume 4

It Came From Canada, Volume 4
Released in 1988
Shadowy Men song recorded by Peter Hudson
Og 17 [LP]
Og Music Box 182 Station F Montreal H3J 2L1

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cover of Beautiful Happiness

Beautiful Happiness
Released in 1988
Shigaku Limited Happy-1/EFA-17308 [LP]

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cover of What's All The Fuzz About  liner notes for What's All The Fuzz About

What's All The Fuzz About
Released in 1989 as a freebie with issue 17 of the fanzine What Wave.
What Wave WW-08 [Cassette]

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cover of The Estrus Lunch Bucket The Estrus Lunch Bucket trading card

The Estrus Lunch Bucket
Released in 1990, in conjunction with Dry Heat Records.
Estrus DHCD1 [CD] and ESBX1 [box of three 7" singles]
Limited to 1000 copies on CD and 1622 (1500 numbered, 122 for the bands) in the 7" single box.

Each copy came with a collector's card for each band, two stickers and a form to join the Estrus Crust Club. The Shadowy Men card is next to the cover above.


cover of Clam Chowder & Ice vs. Big Macs & Bombers

Clam Chowder & Ice vs. Big Macs & Bombers
Released in 1991
Nardwuar CLEO4 [LP]

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cover of Brave New Waves

Brave New Waves
Promo-only, released in 1991
Variety Recordings (CBC) VCRCD10 [CD]


cover of Certain Damage Volume 38

CMJ Presents Certain Damage! Volume 38
Promo-only, released in October, 1991
CMJ CD-038 [CD]

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LINER NOTES EXCERPT:

Talk about your mood music—low lights, cold ham, all the elements are here for you to dive right into this loungy new bit from those friendly Torontonians, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet. Tack on the charismatic, Canadian sounds of "D-Tour", and it leads one to believe that their second Cargo LP Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham will be a roomful of fun. More cold ham anyone?

CD sleeve for Left Of The Dial insert with MTV 120 Minutes

MTV 120 Minutes: Left Of The Dial
Promo-only, released in 1992
Thirsty Ear Communications [CD]

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cover of Juno Collection 1992

Juno Collection 1992: The Night Canadian Music Came Home
Released in 1992
Promo 2CD release

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cover of International Pop Underground Convention

International Pop Underground Convention
Released in 1992
K Records KLP 11 [LP, CD]

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cover of Adventures In Music #48

Adventures In Music #48: Alternative Graffiti
Released in 1992
AIM-48

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cover of A Canadian Alternative '92

A Canadian Alternative '92
Released in 1993
Second Wave Music [CD] (now DAHB Music)

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"Rover & Rusty" is a musical story, centered around the likes of two dogs, Rover and Rusty. When Brian played those three chords to us, they were so evocative of the companionship enjoyed between these two canines than Don yelled "Rover!" and Reid responded with "Rusty!". The tape was recorded on a sunny June day along with three other animal tracks, and was released on the Music For Pets EP on "K" Records in 1991. A video for the instrumental was filmed during the International Pop Underground Convention in Olympia, Washington and features dogs, cats, llamas and Fugazi.

cover of International Hip Swing

International Hip Swing
Released in 1993
K Records KLP 16 [CD]


cover of Over The Edge

Over The Edge, Part II
Promo-only, released in 1993
MCA Canada MCAC 9334 [Cassette]

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label of MCA CD Compilation #7

MCA Records Canada CD Compilation #7
Promo-only, released in April, 1993
MCA Canada MCAD 9321 [CD]


label of MCA CD Compilation #10

MCA Records Canada CD Compilation #10
Promo-only, released in May, 1993
MCA Canada MCAD 9335 [CD]


cover of Caution! Hot Tips!

Caution! Hot Tips!
Released June, 1993
Dedicated/Melody Maker DEDCD-010 [CD]


cover of 13 Back-Ordered Hits

13 Back-Ordered Hits
Released in 1993
Cargo Records promotional release, no catalog number [CD]


cover of Super Fantastic Mega Smash Hits!

Super Fantastic Mega Smash Hits!
Released in 1995
Pravda/Backyard Records 72392 75489-2 [CD]


cover of Star Power!

Star Power!
Released in 1995
Pravda Records PR6350 [CD]


cover of EMI #15

EMI Music Canada Promo CD #15
Released in June, 1996
EMI CDPRO #15 [CD]


cover of Cable Ready

Television's Greatest Hits Volume 7: Cable Ready
Released in 1996
TeeVee Tunes TVT 1900 [CD]


cover of Television's Greatest Hits Sampler

A Tasty Sampling From Four New Volumes Of Television's Greatest Hits
Released in 1996
TeeVee Tunes TVT 1905 2P [promo CD]


cover of Time Machine

Time Machine: The History Of Canadian 60's Garage Punk And Surf (1985-95)
Released in 1996
Stomp Records STOMP 008 [CD]

LINER NOTES EXCERPT:

Speaking of great original tunes, Toronto's Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet always delivered the goods. Playing instrumentals exclusively, they achieved a phenomenal success with many records and concerts that eventually culminated in their stint providing music for Canada's hit T.V. program The Kids In The Hall. Although the Shadowy Men always kept a few steps ahead of pure 60's revivalist music (their talent and eclectic tastes could never knuckle under to one genre), they came out with some of the coolest retro-inspired instros ever recorded in this country. Just listen to their 1985 release "Bennett Cerf" and you'll get an idea of the skill and intellect that put the Shadowy Men at the forefront of the Canadian music scene.

cover of Rare Instrumentals, Vol. 9

Rare Instrumentals, Vol. 9
Released in 2005
ERA Records ERA-109 [CD]

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cover of Another Time Another Planet

Rare Trax 47: Another Time Another Planet
Released September, 2006
Rolling Stone Magazine [CD]

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cover of Bloodstains Across Ontario rear cover of Bloodstains Across Ontario

Bloodstains Across Ontario
Released June 24, 2011
Mammoth Cave Recording Co. MCR-017 [7"]

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