July 7, 2014

June 2, 2014

May 22, 2014

April 13, 2014

  • Added a note on the landing page about the upcoming appearance at the SHAME edition of Vazaleen at Wrongbar, June 29, 2014. Details yet to be announced.

March 6, 2014

March 4, 2014

Feburary 13, 2014

  • It only took me seven months, but the rework of the site is finally done (although I'm touching up the occasional smaller detail). As before, if you see something broken (or it looks weird on your browser/tablet/phone), drop me a note if you would so I can fix it. Thanks!!
  • Added link on the various album and single pages to reviews of the albums and singles in question. Seemed like it might be nice.

January 30, 2014

  • Don Pyle posted a link to a clip of Phono-Comb playing "53rd & 3rd" on his Facebook page. Looked at Don's Vimeo page, and he's got quite a few really cool clips. I've added links to the Videos On The Web page, or just go straight to Don Pyle's Vimeo Page.

November 21, 2013

  • As part of my general website cleanup, I've revamped the Unreleased Material page with a lot more info.
  • Forest sent along a scan of a club calendar with Phono-Comb listed. I've added it to the Etc. page. Thanks Forest!

October 1, 2013

September 24, 2013

September 21, 2013

September 17, 2013

September 14, 2013

  • Still mainly cleaning up the site, but added a new article by Patrick Michalishyn to The Written Word from Crossfader. It's a nice reivew of the Double Happiness soundtrack, and I really appreciated the nice comments about this site. Thanks Patrick!

September 7, 2013

  • Video from the first Dakota show is on YouTube. Links on the 2012 ... and beyond page. Additionally, there's one more link from Hillside. This time it's "The Ballad Of Dwight Fry" from the Sadies/S Men show. And Don's on lead vocals.

August 25, 2013

  • Shadowy Men have added a show at The Garrison on Saturday, September 21. They'll reprise their performance of Love It To Death with The Sadies.

August 13, 2013

  • Added a new contribuion to the Stories page, and it's a really nice one. Thanks Liz!

August 12, 2013

August 3, 2013

July 30, 2013

  • After playing their own set at the Hillside Festival, Shadowy Men teamed up with The Sadies to play Alice Cooper's album Love It To Death in it's entirety. Someone recorded it, and the video's on YouTube, and there's a link on the 2012 page.
  • Continuing to update the site's code, but this will be my last update about that. Hopefully, you'll notice a difference as I get the updated pages out there.

July 22, 2013

  • Added the poster for the Hillside Festival show to the Posters page, which has had HTML updates as well, although it looks basically the same.

July 20, 2013

  • More rework. Merged the band "members" pages in with the "main" pages and did more HTML standards updates.

July 14, 2013

  • Finished up a rework of the main page of the site. Been wanting to clean it up for a while, and now it's using a tad more current HTML code. If you see something broken (or it looks weird on your browser/tablet/phone), drop me a note if you would so I can fix it. Thanks!!
  • Updated info on Feel Free to get the correct songwriting credits.

July 5, 2013

  • Finished off some cleanup of the site (e.g., fixing broken links, updating images). If you see something broken, drop me a note if you would.

July 4, 2013

  • Added a new section for another of Don's projects (this time with Dallas Good), The Filthy Gaze Of Europe. And thanks Marc for getting me some helpful info!

July 3, 2013

  • Added a new Black Heel Marks album page since the band's debut album is out now!
  • Added a bunch of entries to the Videos on the Web page. Ted wrote with a great suggestion. I've pulled in links to a ton of covers of Shadowy Men songs. There are two killer versions of "Aunt's Invasion" by the legendary Man Or Astro-Man? that are a must-see. The rest are kind of a mixed bag, but it's still cool to hear people play the songs. And yes, the vast majority are covers of "Having An Average Weekend".

June 22, 2013

  • Updated the 2012 page to include 2013 shows and reissue news as well.
  • Created a Shadowy Men Reunion YouTube playlist. It's got all the clips from the 2012 page in one list.

June 18, 2013

June 13, 2013

  • Added a note to the FAQ about the striking similarity between the riff in Rush's "Chain Lightning" (from 1989's Presto) and "Our Weapons Are Useless" (from the Shadowy Men's 1985 debut single).

June 4, 2013

  • Added a banner for Shadowy Men's date at Pearson Airport.

May 12, 2013

  • Added a banner and link for Shadowy Men's date at the Hillside Festival.
  • Sal Cincotta kindly sent me a set of the liner notes for the two "What Wave" tapes, Live In London and What's All The Fuzz About. Scans are by the cover art for each tape. Click on 'em to see 'em bigger. Thanks Sal!
  • Updated the info for The Mysterious Moon-Men Of Canada. It was a 1988 short film that used Shadowy Men songs in the soundtrack. Been looking for it off and on for ages, and stumbled across it on Vimeo. You can watch it there, or download as an really good quality MP4. Charming little film. Worth watching.
  • Added Corridor X by Kill, Baby... Kill! to the Covers Page. Kill, Baby... Kill! does a terrific cover of "Aunt's Invasion". It's a new CD out on Deep Eddy Records. Hey Ted, thanks for sending a copy my way!

February 2, 2013

  • Added a link to the new Official Shadowy Men Facebook page. Go check it out!
  • Other little cleanup, mainly an update to note that the 2012 reissue of Savvy Show Stoppers uses the original single mix of "Customized" instead of the rerecorded version the original album and CD used.

September 21, 2012

  • Got some stuff from the Waterloo show on the site. On the 2012 Page, you can see the show poster and the set lists. Great stuff! Thanks Scott!
  • There's also a link to a YouTube video of the first encore.

August 3, 2012

  • The formatting's not that great yet, but I've pulled links to all the 2012 stuff (articles, videos, etc.) into a new 2012 Page. I've added links to more YouTube videos, and I'll add links to whatever new comes up from the upcoming shows.

July 26, 2012

  • More reading material.
    • Now, July 12-19, 2012: Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Never say never, learns the reunited Toronto band

July 21, 2012

July 20, 2012

  • Here come the overdue updates. First, VIDEO: Go to http://youtu.be/nE9iFd5LHBM to watch the Lee's Palace show from July 14. Totally amazing.
  • Forest passed on the set list from the Lee's Palace show. Scans are on the Etc. page. The lists don't show the second encore which was "Run Chicken Run", "Jackpot" and "Three Piece Suit". It's all in the video though.
  • Lastly, the best news: MORE SHOWS. Two benefit shows are scheduled for The Cameron on August 2 (8:00 and 11:00), and Shadowy Men will be playing in Waterloo, ON at the Starlight Lounge on Sept. 14.

July 6, 2012

  • The second Exclaim! TV video from the St. Albans performance is up. This time out, it's "Musical Interlude" - http://youtu.be/q9eCIqD7ZxI

July 3, 2012

June 27, 2012

  • Still more new video. This time, it's three songs ("Run Chicken Run", "Egypt Texas", and "Customized") from a "secret show" at Broken City. - http://youtu.be/LZIcyf81io8

June 25, 2012

June 22, 2012

  • More new video. This time, it an interview with Vish Khanna recorded after the show at St. Alban's Boys And Girls Club. Definitely check it out.

June 18, 2012

  • Bad News: The video for "Chihuhuas" has been taken down.
  • Good News: There's now an official video (from Exclaim! TV) for Customized. Go check it out!

June 10, 2012

  • Great stuff sent my way over the last couple of days that needs to be shared. First up was three terrific new articles (actually one was from 2010). Thanks Marc! The Maclean's interview with Don is terrific. A must-read.
  • Second was a link to YouTube to catch the first live footage of Shadowy Men in 2012! (sadly, this has since been taken down). The S Men did two four songs sets and were filmed for later broadcast on the web on Exclaim! TV.

June 8, 2012

  • The new Mammoth Cave issue of Savvy Show Stoppers is available for pre-order, and is limited to 1000 copies. Go to Mammoth Cave to pre-order! Go get it!
  • Also updated the Albums page with details on the reissue.

March 29, 2012

  • Found another article about the reuinion. This one's from the Calgary Herald.

March 23, 2012

  • Shadowy Men have launched an official YouTube channel. The official videos for "Memories Of Gay Paree", "Musical Interlude" (a classic), and "Shadowy Countdown" are up along with some LIVE FOOTAGE and some interviews. Wonderful, wonderful stuff.
  • The Crash Kills Five single "What Do You Do At Night?" has been reissued on Ugly Pop Records, with "Faithful reconstruction of original artwork plus detailed new insert with tons of info for punk history geeks like us. " You can order the reissue at Ugly Pop's web site. It's limited, so don't wait!
  • David Faris passed on an article about Ancient Chinese Secret and poster for Surf 'N' Turf 4 which featured ACS. Thanks David!

March 21, 2012

  • BIG NEWS! The three Shadowy Men albums will be reissued starting with Savvy Show Stoppers in June of 2012 and the other two following as they're ready, in roughly six-month intervals. To celebrate the release, Shadowy Men will make their first live appearances in almost 20 years. Don Pyle and Brian Connelly will joined by Dallas Good of The Sadies (and also formerly Don and Reid's bandmate in Phono-Comb). The albums will be released on vinyl and as a download from the Mammoth Cave Recording Co. No news on their site yet, but I'd imagine it'll be coming. More details at Exclaim.ca.

September 12, 2011

  • Added a scan of the Glass Records release of Savvy Show Stoppers to the Savvy Show Stoppers Variations Page. It's a little small, but it shows little differences from the Cargo LP, which is also slightly different from the Cargo CD.

June 15, 2011

  • Toronto.com's Blog "Sound Check" is running a 32-band "March Madness" style contest to decide "The Best Toronto Band. Ever."
  • UPDATE: Shadowy Men lost out to The Diodes.

June 14, 2011

  • NEW SONG! Added the details about the Bloodstains Across Ontario compilation single featuring the new Shadowy Men song, "Foreign/aft". Go to Mammoth Cave to order the seven-inch or to download immediately.

June 3, 2011

  • Ryan at Bone Cutter Records sent along a link to the 2010 demo tape by Nervous Steps, which includes a cover of "Good Cop, Bad Cop". You can read about the tape on the Tributes and Covers Page. Thanks Ryan!

April 29, 2011

  • Don Pyle sent along news of a new Shadowy Men song being released in June. Details on the home page.
  • Did some cleanup on the main page to make it look a little better.

September 24, 2010

  • Scott sent along a scan of a 2009 Ancient Chinese Secret set list, and it's now on the Etc. page. Thanks Scott!
  • Ted James sent along some links to more of erin leah pryde's Ancient Chinese Secret videos, and they're on the Videos page. Thanks Ted and erin!

September 9, 2010

  • Ben McCombs sent along a note pointing out the origins of a few Atomic 7 songs in The Kids In The Hall. Updated the Atomic 7 Albums page with the details. Thanks Ben!

February 5, 2010

  • Just some site cleanup. If you see broken links (or other weirdness), let me know.

February 4, 2010

  • Ted James sent on a new review of the 2000 tribute CD, Better Than The Average Weekend. Thanks Ted!

January 31, 2010

June 12, 2009

  • William Mount passed on some pictures from a very recent Ancient Chinese Secret show in Toronto. Thanks William!

April 8, 2009

  • Alex Koch passed on a bunch of new Crash Kills Five pictures. Some were pictures Don Pyle came across, and some were from another friend of Alex's. They're at the end of the Don Pyle Collection page and the Alex Koch Collection page. Thanks to Alex and Don for passing these along!

March 9, 2009

November 6, 2008

  • Shawn Nagy sent on some close up pictures of the "Tools Of Our Trade" T-shirt. New pictures are on the Etc. page. Thanks Shawn!

November 2, 2008
Yes, I'm still here. I'm just dodging "robocalls" right now (Ohio is a "swing state" after all).

  • Ashley Thomas sent on another batch of cool stuff for the site. It's just taken me ages to get it loaded. Specifics: Thanks Ashley!
  • As a result of reading the review that Ashley included, I realized I'd had an incorrect listing on the singles page. For some reason, it never struck me that both songs on Explosion Of Taste were on the same side. Side two is a demonstration of making your popcorn. I also got reminded recently that there's a small backwards track at the end of Wow Flutter Hiss '86. I've updated the Singles Page with updated info on both.

July 29, 2008

  • Got a new poster, this time it's for a show poster, this time for an upcoming show! Ancient Chinese Secret will be on the bill for The Rizdales' 1st Annual Roots Roundup on August 10 at the The Cadillac Lounge in Toronto. It's a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Thanks David (for the poster and the heads-up)!

June 17, 2008

  • Check this out ... got some more Shadowy stuff from a different Dundrell, Ashley Thomas. Ashley passed on a cool poster for the Schlagers! release party. It's also on the Posters Page. Also, Ashley passed on an older Shadowy Men catalog. This one only had the first three singles and a t-shirt for sale. Cool stuff! Thanks Ashley!
  • Also corrected the listings for "Malfunction". The songwriter credit was listed as "Dundrell". That's not a coincidence. "Malfunction" is a cover of a Dundrells song called "Melinda".

May 28, 2008

  • The new Atomic 7 site, Atomic 7 Brand Ladies Shoes, is now live. Couple of hints for you ... See the star lighting up by the "7"? You might want to click it. And you may want to check out "The Lavinia" as well.

April 28, 2008

  • OK, here's a big update. Peter Hudson sent along photos of a bunch of Shadowy Men posters he saved from Vortex Records in Toronto. They're terrific, some of the best in the collection. They're now part of the Posters Page as well as a separate Photo Collection page with a little more info about Peter. I also updated some credits here and there because Peter recorded some Shadowy Men songs like "Reid Does Neil" and "Faster, Santa Claus, Ho Ho Ho". Thanks Peter!
  • A cassette called Smash '83 came out with a Crash Kills Five song that was NOT taken from their single called "Oddy Knocky". I checked with CK5 drummer Alex Koch, and it was a legit release, so it's got an entry now on the Crash Kills Five compilations page. Thanks for the info, Alex!
  • Got a note from David Millians about the King Cobb Steelie CD Junior Relaxer (Don Pyle was a member of KCS for this album). There's some studio dialog buried before the first song. Thanks David!

April 25, 2008

  • Not a big update, mainly just some housekeeping (cleaning up some dead links).
  • Small update that will be a bigger one soon: Got an email from Peter Hudson of The Dundrells. He recorded the Jad Fair & Phono-Comb debut single (which I knew about) as well as Reid Does Neil, "Faster, Santa Claus, Ho Ho Ho", and the Shadowy Men songs used in Comic Book Confidential. Thanks for the info Peter!
  • One other update ... in the entry for the Brain Candy soundtrack, I'd noted that the theme song wasn't a Shadowy Men song, and that Don Pyle was guessing it was Craig Northey who recorded it. Well, Sean just dropped me a note to confirm that - the theme is indeed a Northey song called "The Pill Battle". Thanks Sean!

March 9, 2008

  • Alex Koch (formerly of Crash Kills Five, and currently with Tony Balony & The Rubes) sent on a great picture of him and Brian Connelly, and alerted me to some new Crash Kills Five pictures that Don Pyle came across. Updates are on Alex's page and Don's page. Thanks Alex and Don!

February 13, 2008

February 12, 2008

January 31, 2008

  • What? Two updates in three days? Yep. This one's a bit smaller. Added a new FAQ entry about S Men music being used by TV Ontario and cleaned up the Pictures Page to add info on Don Pyle's "Trouble In The Camera Club" and add in a little pulldown menu. Hey, they can't all be giant updates.

January 28, 2008

  • After a five month lag with no updates, you'd probably expect any update to be pretty big. You'd be right.
    • Added some pictures to the erin leah pryde's Atomic 7 and Ancient Chinese Secret picture pages. They're pictures of some flyer handed out at an Ancient Chinese Secret show and a great Atomic 7 poster. Thanks erin!
    • And it just gets better. erin shot some video at an Ancient Chinese Secret show of three covers. Links are on the erin's Ancient Chinese Secret picture page as well. Extremely cool. Thanks erin!
    • Added a new FAQ entry about "Running Meredith".
    • Added a cool new Crash Kills Five poster that I found on eBay to the Posters page.
    • Added a links to a couple of blogs where you can download MP3s of "Autobahn" and "16 Encores" to the Unreleased Music page. Thanks to Alex Hoffman and Buddy Mercury for the heads up!
    • Added a new Videos page with links to videos on YouTube and other web sites. Thanks to Forest and erin for the links!
    • Updated the Buyer's Guide to put in a review of the new Atomic 7 album, even though it seems to only be available at shows.

August 22, 2007

  • Minor techie update. I removed the downloadable version of "Musical Interlude / Shadowy Countdown" from the Videos page to save some space. I replaced it with a link to the same video over at YouTube.

May 2, 2007

  • Don Pyle has an exhibit of his photographs running at The Beaver in Toronto. There's an online version as well at Don's new web site, donpyle.com. Click here to go the introduction or here to go straight to the show. Definitely check this out ... the photographs are excellent.

March 27, 2007

March 17, 2007

March 6, 2007

  • Added links to the new, official Atomic 7 web page, www.atomic7brandladiesshoes.com. The new CD will be available from that site, although currently the site is just a splash screen. Looks cool though!
  • Updated the FAQ with information about "Mecca" being listed as "13" on a number of websites.

February 27, 2007

  • Forest Juziuk passed on scans of the "Tools Of Our Trade" T-shirt from the Shadowy Men's old catalog. Pictures are on the Etc. page. Thanks Forest!
  • Forest also passed on a note that surprised the heck out of me. Somehow I missed that the version of "Customized" on Wow Flutter Hiss '86 is completely different from the one on Savvy Show Stoppers. I have no idea how I missed that, but thanks for catching that Forest!
  • Marc Matsumoto also passed on something I'd never noticed before about Sport Fishin'. There's little hidden note on the CD kinda like the notes on the LP sleeve spines. Details on the Album page. Thanks Marc!

February 24, 2007

February 23, 2007

February 18, 2007

  • In the first of a few coming updates, I'll be adding some pictures of Atomic 7 and Ancient Chinese Secret. First up is a set of terrific pictures of Atomic 7 from 2006. Thanks to Chris Iwanoski for letting me use the pictures, and to Joel for letting me know about them!

February 11, 2007

  • Brian Connelly was kind enough to send me an advance copy of ...Something For The Girl With Everything (and it's great!). The release date is pushed back to sometime this month (keep your fingers crossed), but all the details are on the Atomic 7 albums page.

December 7, 2006

November 18, 2006

  • Added a new promo picture to the Pictures page. This one features a photo by Derek Von Essen.

August 24, 2006

August 10, 2006

August 9, 2006

  • Added an entry for the new live album by The Sadies, In Concert Volume One, which was recorded by Steve Albini (who also recorded Sport Fishin') and Don Pyle.

June 18, 2006

  • Forest Juziuk sent on some cool stuff for the site. There's a scan of the napkin from the Just Married wedding. The back of it was autographed, so that's on the Etc. page (scroll down a bit). And finally, a cool new poster for the Posters page. Thanks Forest!!

May 30, 2006

  • Added a new autographed single I found on eBay ... OK, one TED found on eBay for me. Thanks Ted! A scan is on the Etc. page in the Autographed Stuff section.

March 21, 2006

  • Added info on a new compilation I got on eBay (and thanks to Ted James for the tip). It's a compilation called Rare Instrumentals, Vol. 9, although the Shadowy Men tracks aren't particularly rare, and frankly, this looks like a pirate release. Thanks Ted!

March 14, 2006

January 18, 2006

  • Forgot one of Sean's contributions in yesterday's update. If you go to the Kids In The Hall entry on the Soundtracks page, you'll find links to MP3s of the Shadowy Men music in each show (both the between-sketch links and any appearances in sketches). They're taken from the DVDs, so any applause and dialogue are still there, so some songs will be easier to hear than others. Thanks Sean!

January 17, 2006

January 2, 2006

  • Got an email from former Good Guys singer Ken Priestley, who gave me the scoop on the band, and the story on how the band that were eventually named Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet were briefly a four-piece. Thanks Ken!

October 27, 2005

  • Updated the Atomic 7 Members Page based on the info in the article. Didn't have the first lineup of the band (who recorded the debut single) listed. Got an email from original drummer Neil Bartley straightening out the story. Thanks Neil!

October 19, 2005

  • Back on October 5, Mich Vish did a wonderful interview with Brian Connelly on his "Interracial Morning Show" on CFRU radio in Guelph. The interview was archived on CFRU's web site, but because the archive only lasts for 30 days, I got permission to have a copy available here. So ... if you missed out, go to the Downloads page and check it out. The MP3 is 30 minutes long so you may want to download first before you play it. Thanks to Mich Vish and CFRU!

August 8, 2005

June 6, 2005

  • Joel found a new article on an recent (like three days ago recent) Atomic 7 show in Edmonton. Thanks Joel!
  • I've also updated the Atomic 7 Members Page based on the info in the article.

May 19, 2005

  • Finally ... something new to add! Joel found a nice little article on Ancient Chinese Secret. There's a link on the Words page now. Thanks Joel!

March 14, 2005

  • Small update: Joel found RealMusic's Shadowy Men page which has a small picture of the band I'd never seen before. So, there's a link on the Words page now. Thanks Joel!

February 28, 2005

  • Dave O'Halloran from What Wave dropped me a note to let me know that What Wave has a new web site, and that CHRW radio in London, Ontario has a London Music Archive which has MP3s of all the songs on the What Wave compilation tapes. Two of those tapes, Live In London and What's All The Fuzz About, have live Shadowy Men songs that appear nowhere else. Adding these links also made me realize I'd never noted that the version of "Woman Shake" on What's All The Fuzz About is different than the one on the Live Record With Extra Bread And Cheese single. So I fixed that too. Thanks Dave, and thanks CHRW!

February 18, 2005

  • Joel sent on an article that gives a little more detail about Brian's new band, Ancient Chinese Secret. Thanks Joel!
  • Added a main page for Ancient Chinese Secret, now that I've got a little info to flesh it out.
  • Added info on a promo CD single of "Having An Average Weekend" to the Singles page.
  • Added info on a Ironic Hypersonic! new CD by The Nematoads. Ironic Hypersonic! has a cover of "Egypt Texas". The CD is available for purchase on the Shopping page.

February 10, 2005

  • The Shadowy Men tribute CD, Better Than The Average Weekend is now available on CD Baby. CD Baby takes PayPal as well as phone orders, and they have MP3 samples of all the tunes. I've ordered from 'em before. Worked out great. Of course, you can still use the Shopping page on the Shadowy Web, or go direct to Deep Eddy Records. In any case, if you don't have a copy, you really ought to grab one!

January 28, 2005

  • Added a new entry to the Covers page. The Ramblin' Ambassadors did a cover of a Brian Connelly song in 2003, which later ended up as an Atomic 7 track.

December 28, 2004

December 16, 2004

  • Hey! What'd'ya know ... NEW CONTENT! Derek von Essen sent me some cool new pictures that I've added to the Derek von Essen Collection Page. There's one of the S Men in a CBC Radio booth doing an interview (last entry in the 1991 section), and a new 1993 section with some pictures from California. Thanks Derek!

November 16, 2004

  • Internal cleanup, part 2. Ran the link checker against the site and found a number of dead links. Some had just moved and some went away. As before, if my cleanup has screwed something up, let me know!

November 11, 2004

  • Got my copy of It's A Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2!, so I updated the entry for the CD with the proper track list, songwriting credits, etc. Oh, and the new Atomic 7 song is a killer. I didn't know you could have sleigh bells on a song and still have it be menacing. Way cool.

November 4, 2004

  • Joel sent me a reminder that It's A Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2! is out now. Atomic 7 has a brand new song, "Señor Santa Él Es El Monstruo", on the CD. While I was updating things, I also realized that I had this CD listed on the Shadowy Men Guest Appearances page, and it should have been on a Atomic 7 Compilations Page, which I hadn't built yet. Oops! Everything's right now, although I may need to update the CD listing once my copy comes.

November 1, 2004

October 27, 2004

  • No new content at all, just some internal cleanup. I finally ran an HTML checker against the site, and found a bunch of stuff that wasn't right. I originally checked stuff by looking at it in Netscape (and it looked fine), but I think Netscape's being a little too "nice". Anyway, the site should lay out a bit better now. If my cleanup has screwed something up, let me know!

October 11, 2004

  • Joel passed on a new review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente. Thanks Joel!
  • Tim over at TransformOnline passed on a another review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente. Thanks Tim!
  • Got the scoop on Ancient Chinese Secret. See the News page for details.
  • Started up an announcement list (see the top of the page). Basically, if you want on the list, I'd be sending you an email anytime I update the web page, or if I find out something that's not ready for the web yet. Write if you want more details.

September 21, 2004

September 17, 2004

September 8, 2004

  • Added a scan of another autographed CD sleeve to the Etc. page. Thanks Jay!
  • Joel found a note on The Backstabbers web site. In their Gig list, they list a show on September 4, 2004, with the following note:
    Special guests for the evening will be Ancient Chinese Secret, Atomic 7's head honcho Brian Connelly's new project!
    Anyone out there know about this?

August 30, 2004

  • News from the Mint Records:
    • Atomic 7 will be contributing a song called "Señor Santa Él Es El Monstruo" (Spanish for "Santa Is A Monster") to Mint's Christmas compilation It's A Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2!, due out November 2, 2004.
    • The new Neko Case live album, The Tigers Have Spoken, features Brian Connelly, although I don't know how many songs he's playing on. That one's due November 9.
    Thanks Joel!

August 24, 2004

August 12, 2004

  • Joel found a cool review of a Music Machine show. Thanks Joel!
  • Cameron Gordon sent on the review he wrote for The Spill of the July 30th Atomic 7 show at El Mocambo. Thanks Cameron!
  • Derek von Essen was kind enough to let me use some more of his pictures, so I revamped the Derek von Essen Collection Page to better show 'em off (hopefully!). Thanks to Derek for the pictures, and Joel for the heads-up.

July 30, 2004

  • Another new article, this one on Vue Weekly's Music Notes page. It's all run together so it's a little hard to find ... just search for "Atomic 7". Thanks Joel!

July 28, 2004

  • A blast of new Atomic 7 article links from Joel. Thanks!!
  • Also got a cool action shot of Atomic 7 live at the Fluid Lounge in Nelson, BC. Thanks STAT!
  • Updating the Pictures Page, I noticed that the link to Rolling Stone's picture changed, so I updated that link, and added a link to their little Shadowy Men page. I think they just converted over their "surf music" photo gallery to this one, because the "13 photos" in the gallery include two copies of the same S Men picture, plus photos of Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Bomboras, The Beach Boys, etc., etc.

July 23, 2004

  • Potentially confusing shopping update:
    • Took The Cocktail Preachers' Spy-Fi off of the Shopping page. I would have figured it'd be available from The Cocktail Preachers home page, but that page seems to currently be blank.
    • Added Spy-Fi's Music For Spies, Thighs & Private Eyes - Volume One: The Thigh Who Loved Me to the Shopping page.

July 22, 2004

  • Found another new concert flyer on eBay for a show with Shadowy Men and a number of other bands. Added it to the Posters page.
  • Jim had a much better picture of the 1993 tour t-shirt he sent. Updated the Etc. page. Thanks Jim!

July 19, 2004

  • More Atomic 7 pictures! Check 'em out!. Thanks Jack!
  • Found a new concert flyer on eBay for a show with Shadowy Men and a number of other bands. Added it to the Posters page.
  • Jim Sorenson passed on a 1993 tour t-shirt, which is basically a big green Shadowy Men on a bright orange T-shirt. Yes, sunglasses would help. Added that to the Etc. page. Thanks Jim!

July 16, 2004

  • Another Atomic 7 bonanza. Joel (who's been sending me amazing leads lately), sent on:
    • Four more Atomic 7 articles, two concert reviews (House Of Hot Sauce, from 2002 (cool pictures!) and Reflections In Words), a review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente from FFWD, and an interview (Echo Weekly).
    • A Peel Sessions web site (which no longer exists) that had details on the S Men's Peel Session back in 1993. I've update the Unreleased Material page with the details.
    • A site with a bunch of great pictures of Atomic 7 taken from a show 5 days ago! I contacted the photographer, and he very kindly let me copy the pictures over to the Shadowy Web. Check 'em out!. Thanks Jeff!
    Thanks Joel!

July 13, 2004

  • It's finally here! Got my copy of ... en Hillbilly Caliente, so here's a bunch of Atomic 7 stuff. Specifically:
    • Updated the Album Page with info on the album.
    • Updated the Member Page, 'cause Atomic 7 has a new bass player.
    • Updated the Song Index page.
    • Updated the Buyer's Guide to put in a placeholder. I'll add a review after I've had a few more listens.
    • Heck, I even updated the background graphic on the Atomic 7 pages 'cause they seemed kind of hard-to-read. I think they look a lot better now. Much easier to read.
    • Added a link to a very nice article on Atomic 7 called "Dim The Lights, Cue The Hillbillies". In an interesting bit of timing, Joel sent me an email about the story, and before I could get the link up, the author of the article sent me a note as well. Thanks Joel and Cameron!

June 30, 2004

June 8, 2004

May 14, 2004

  • Updated the entries for the two CDs by Surf Cinema listed on the Covers page.

May 4, 2004

April 26, 2004

April 20, 2004

April 6, 2004

March 24, 2004

  • Big Update! The second Atomic 7 album is on the way - ... en Hillbilly Caliente is due out June 29. Read a little about it at Americore Magazine (scroll down a bit to find it.) Many thanks to Joel to tippin' me off!

March 22, 2004

  • Small update to the Covers Page. The Yesterday's Kids song "(Ode To) Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet" appears on their second full-length album, Can't Hear Nothin'. I previously only listed the demo version of the song, which appeared on a Lookout! Records compilation. Note: The song isn't a Shadowy Men cover, and it sounds nothing like the S Men.

March 10, 2004

March 3, 2004

  • Small update ... added a link to a page on Improbable Music (which no longer works) that gives more details on the various artists album Stuck On A Cold Steel Pole. For starters, I didn't realize that Don & Reid actually play on the track they helped produce. Thanks Phil!

January 25, 2004

January 12, 2004

  • Added an entry to the Covers Page for the new live album from The Cocktail Preachers. They cover "Mecca" and "Having An Average Weekend". The CD is available from the band at their web site. Thanks Steve!

November 14, 2003

  • Price cut at the Shopping page! Check it out!

November 10, 2003

  • All done ... the Banzai! article now has a MUCH better translation. Thanks Leon!

November 4, 2003

  • Got a translated second paragraph of the Banzai! article. Thanks again Leon!

November 2, 2003

  • A surprise arrived in the mail yesterday, the second Pyle/Zealley soundtrack album, this one for the film Proteus. Thanks Don!!

October 21, 2003

  • Found a friend at work who, conveniently enough, used to work as a English-German translator (in Germany), so a much better translation of the Banzai! article should be forthcoming shortly. In addition, he let me know that "Schlagers" is an Anglicized version of the German for "hits" (as in "hit singles"). "Schlager" is the German word for "hit", but that's not how you'd make the plural in German. Thanks Leon!

13 Oktober 2003

  • Ted James gab mir eine Kopie einer deutschen Zeitschrift, die Banzai! genannt wurde mit einem Artikel auf Shadowy Men habe ich den Artikel auf deutsches und englisch bekanntgegeben. Wenn Sie helfen können, meine Übersetzung zu verbessern, informieren Sie mich bitte. Danke! (aber schreiben Sie mich auf englisch - ich spreche nicht Deutsches). Danke Ted!

September 28, 2003

  • Despite the long gap, not a real big update this time. Found a "new" t-shirt on eBay, so I updated the Etc. page.

August 4, 2003

  • Another entry added to the Covers page. The Metalunas (who have since broken up) did a cover of "Plastics For 500, Bob" on their Instrumentals Of Terror! CD. It's available from ZptdudaMusic.com, and you can hear an MP3 excerpt there as well.

July 17, 2003

  • No ... I haven't fallen off the end of the Earth, just no real updates until now (it's not a biggie). I've added a new entry to the Covers page. Bob Wiseman's album, City Of Wood has a song called "The Trouble With Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet". Bob was frequently on the same bill as Shadowy Men, so it's obviously a friendly tribute. And no, the song doesn't sound like the S Men. I told you it wasn't a biggie.

May 19, 2003

  • Another new article today, with very small Shadowy content, but interesting anyway. It's from a 1994 issue of BAM (Bay Area Music). "King of the Surf Guitar" Dick Dale is played tracks by sixteen bands (without being told in advance who they are) and comments on each. Shadowy Men are one of the bands (why else would I have put this up?)

May 13, 2003

May 12, 2003

  • Yeah, it's been a while, but I'm still here. Added an nice article/interview from the June, 1992 issue of Alternative Press. Should have a few more updates soon.

April 10, 2003

  • Last item from Alex's recent donation. This one's an article about a band called "One Eyed Jacks" that Alex played with after Crash Kills Five. The article has brief histories of the One Eyed Jacks members' former bands, so there's a nice big part on Crash Kills Five. Thanks Alex!

April 4, 2003

  • OK, this article isn't "fun" like I mentioned last time, but it's an interesting read. The new article is an obituary that also doubles as a nice brief biography. Thanks Alex!

April 1, 2003

  • Just a quick update today ... got a copy of the Juno Collection 1992 CD through eBay, and that let me update the scan and the track listing. More fun stuff from Alex will go up soon.

March 31, 2003

  • Got some new stuff from Alex Koch that'll go up in stages. First up is a Crash Kills Five poster on the Posters page and a review of the CK5 EP. Thanks Alex!
  • Also got some new stuff from Dallas Diamond. There's a Motion Machine T-shirt and badge added to the Etc. page. Thanks Dallas!

March 4, 2003

  • Added a link to Umbrella Music to The Written Word. It's not an article, but rather a video interview with Brian Connelly. Sign up, then search for "Atomic 7". It's a terrific 10-minute interview with a little bit of live footage. Way cool. Thanks Joel!
  • Added a link to Huevosaurus, a new Huevos Rancheros web page. See their entries on the Etc. page for why a Huevos link makes sense.
  • Added two new entries to the Covers Page for the studio and live albums from Surf Cinema. Thanks Ted!

February 17, 2003

February 11, 2003

  • Added the final article from Rich's donation. This one's a pretty early article, probably from 1986. My thanks again for the massive contribution. Thanks Rich!

January 29, 2003

January 21, 2003

January 20, 2003

January 9, 2003

January 6, 2003

  • Yes, still more new articles. Two this time around. The first is from a Seattle magazine, The Rocket, May, 1991. The article is interesting, but there's a number of facts the author's got wrong. Still a good read though. The other is from and unknown source, and it's a review of Take Outs.

January 5, 2003

  • One more article from Rich's stash. This one is an excellent article on Phono-Comb. It gives a lot of details about how the band came together. A must read.

January 4, 2003

January 3, 2003

  • Another article from Rich's stash. This one is from the October 1990 issue of Discorder. It's a long, strange interview of Don Pyle by Vancouver radio personality Nardwuar The Human Serviette. Thanks Rich!

January 2, 2003

December 28, 2002

  • Got a new picture from Dallas Diamond. It's from one of the Shadowy Men theme shows. This one was "Prom Night". I'm sure Reid was the belle of the ball!

December 12, 2002

December 11, 2002

  • Added a link to a new article on Atomic 7 to The Written Word page. It's the very last one on the page. Thanks Sean!
  • Added info on the new compilation by The Mill Valley Taters, which contains their Shadowy Men cover, "Unwatchable / Three Piece Suit" (same version as on the trbiute CD). Thanks Ted!

November 27, 2002

Rich Hagensen sent on an amazing collection of articles, posters, and other Shadowy stuff for the web. I'll be scanning them and adding them to the web as I have time. Today's update is what I've scanned so far. Thanks Rich!!

November 19, 2002

  • Michael and Jo from The Sin-Tones sent on a correction to my listings of the members of Heatseekers. They should know, former Heatseekers' drummer Sean Dignan is now The Sin-Tones drummer. A week or so later, I got my very own copy of the Heatseekers single (thanks Marc!), and in a big surprise, there's an insert that actually lists the band members! Anyway, the Heatseekers member and singles pages are updated.
  • Got a flyer from Alex Koch for Reid Diamond's short-lived band, Good Guys. Don't know much apart from what's on the flyer, but what I do know is on the new Good Guys page.
  • Added some scans of MOTO's single Magic Words to the Etc. page. MOTO's drummer was the bride in the marriage for which the S Men recorded Just Married as a wedding favor. Thanks Ted!
  • Added some new scans of the Shadowy Men matchbook to the Etc. page. Thanks Marc!
  • Added a new Atomic 7 article to the Written Word page. Thanks Marc!
  • Touched up the text on the Brain Candy soundtrack. Thanks Sean!

October 25, 2002

  • At long last! The answer to the question that has plaged scholars for ages ... Did Shadowy Men record the theme to Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy? Well, I cheated and asked Don Pyle. The answer is ... is ... on the Soundtracks page. Thanks Don!

October 24, 2002

  • Got a scan of a cool new Crash Kills Five poster (for "A Crash Kills Five Christmas"). It's on the Posters page. Thanks Marc!
  • Marc also sent along the story behind the title "That Wuz Ear Me Callin' A Horse". I've added that to the notes for the entry for Music For Pets. Thanks!

October 23, 2002

  • Got a nice surprise ... my copy of ... Gowns By Edith Head is here - Thanks Patrick! I've updated the Atomic 7 singles and albums page, and updated the Buyer's Guide with some initial thoughts.
  • Added an excellent new interview to the Written Word page. It's an interview with Reid from National Chart magazine from May, 1993. A must read, one of the best articles I've got.

October 16, 2002

  • Added links to a new review of Savvy Show Stoppers (yeah, I know, what took 'em so long?) and ... Gowns By Edith Head to the Written Word page, along with an old review of Messin' With Greek Buck and a link to a Phono-Comb biography.

October 9, 2002

October 8, 2002

October 3, 2002

  • Don Pyle sent on a couple of pictures taken right after they completed their work on Fred Schneider's Just Fred album. They're down at the bottom of the Pictures page. Thanks Don!

September 24, 2002

September 23, 2002

  • Mint Records sent over a scan of the template that will be used for ... Gowns By Edith Head. Very, very cool. The info (and cover art) on the Atomic 7 album page has been updated, and the whole scan is on the Etc. page. Thanks Mint!
  • Moved the info on Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy to the Soundtracks page. It's a movie soundtrack, not a compilation. And besides, I learned that "I Know A Guy Named Larry" is used in one of the trailers, so it really fits better over there. Thanks Sean!
  • Updated the Savvy Show Stoppers Cover Art page with scans of the single-sheet insert that came in the album.

September 18, 2002

  • Added three new posters sent in from James Booth. Thanks James! While I was at it, I rearranged the Posters page to make it a little more organized, and moved two items to the Etc. and Pictures pages, 'cause that's really where they belonged.

September 14, 2002

September 12, 2002

  • Updated some details on Neko Case's albums on the Guest Page, as well as added a new sampler, Team Mint Volume 2, that has a Neko Case track that Brian Connelly plays on. Thanks Patrick!

September 9, 2002

August 30, 2002

  • Added two new promo pictures of Phono-Comb to the pictures page and did a little straightening up on the page.
  • Got the scoop on the compilation album Better Late Than Never. There's a good reason why it's been so hard to nail down! Details at the bottom of the Crash Kills Five compilation page. Thanks James!
  • Cleaned up the entry on Fifth Column's 36C (which Don Pyle plays on).

August 15, 2002

  • Another small update: Clarified the availability of the first Shadowy Men cassette and added it to the Buyer's Guide. Thanks Sean!

July 26, 2002

  • Smaller update: Deep Eddy is currently out of Shadowy Men stuff, so they've been taken off the Shopping page. The tribute CD and some of the tapes and CDs with Shadowy Men covers are still available though.

July 23, 2002

  • Another big update ... check out the Singles Page for the scoop on the cassette that Shadowy Men recorded over a year before Love Without Words. Thanks Dallas!
  • And speaking of Love Without Words, got a scan of another alternate cover. Thanks Anthony!
  • Added an update to the Unreleased Music page with details on a film the Shadowy Men used before a show they did called "The Truth About J.F.K."
  • Added an interesting note about one of Alex Koch's previous bandmates to the Crash Kills Five members page.

July 19, 2002

  • Got a huge donation of scans for the web from Grant Diamond. There's a new Crash Kills Five poster advertising their single, some silk screen dies used to make Buick McKane t-shirts, bumper stickers, business cards (and the new Buick McKane logo on the web), and a ton of pictures of Buick McKane, some live some promotional. Those are on the new "Grant Diamond Collection" pictures page. Thanks Grant!!
  • As a result of Grant's donation, I also cleaned up the pictures page a bit and added a picture sent on by Don Pyle. Thanks Don!
  • Added info on the new Neko Case CD, Blacklisted. Brian Connelly plays on the album.
  • Added a link to Bob Wiseman's Evil Homepage. Bob opened for and played with Shadowy Men on their 1992 tour. He also worked on Bruce McCulloch's Shame-Based Man with Brian Connelly.

July 8, 2002

  • Added info on a 1993 tribute CD, Keep On The Sunny Side. Don Pyle plays drums on Fifth Column's contribution to the CD.

June 14, 2002

May 28, 2002

  • Added info on the new Bruce McCulloch CD Drunk Baby Project, now available at the Kids In The Hall live shows, or via www.brucio.com. Brian Connelly plays on the whole album and co-wrote most of the songs. Thanks for picking me up a copy Sean!

May 23, 2002

  • Couple of small adds (a slight variant in Savvy Show Stoppers CD packaging and a note about the S Men's appearance in a KITH skit). Thanks Sean!

May 19, 2002

May 16, 2002

  • Added two great new new posters sent on from Alex Koch. Thanks Alex!

April 26, 2002

  • Hallelujah!! Added a cover scan of the elusive 13 Back-Ordered Hits! Thanks Patrick!!
  • Added details on the new Greek Buck album, No Time.

April 5, 2002

  • Added a new picture of Jad Fair & Phono-Comb to the Pitcures page. Thanks Patrick!
  • Added a request on the main page for folks to send in any stories they'd like to share. Thanks to Don V for the suggestion!
  • Added another appearance on The Kids In The Hall. Thanks Sean!

March 18, 2002

February 25, 2002

February 20, 2002

February 12, 2002

  • Update to the Written Word page. I've added links to Phil Dirt's Reverb Central and direct links to his reviews of a number of Shadowy Men singles and albums (and the tribute). Thanks for the reminder, Sean.

February 6, 2002

  • Update to the Awards page. The score for The Law Of Enclosures is up for a Genie!

February 5, 2002

  • Cool new interview! Forest Juziuk sent me the Phono-Comb interview he did back in late '97. Thanks Forest!

February 4, 2002

  • Couple o' small updates. Added a note about the Schlagers! cover variants (no scans though), and the title of original version of "Harlem By The Sea" ("Harlem Nocturne") to the Savvy Show Stoppers section of the albums page.

January 18, 2002

  • Another Crash Kills Five song is on CD! One of the B-sides of their EP, "Special School", has been relased on the new compilation called Hyped To Death #51: U.S. & Canadian Punk 45s '77-84: "C". Details on the release are on the Crash Kills Five compilations page.
  • Added another appearance in The Kids In The Hall. Thanks Sean!

January 17, 2002

  • The first lyrics update in 4.5 years! OK, it's not that big a deal. Sean pointed out to me that there's a little studio talk at the beginning of Phono-Comb's "It's A Long Way Back", and since I've listed everything else like that, I updated the Fresh Gasoline lyrics. Thanks Sean.
  • Updated the listing for Savvy Show Stoppers. I'd forgotten that the album was originally released in 1988 on Glass Records in the UK. After Glass went under, Cargo picked up the album and re-released it in 1990.
  • Added a new linked article to The Written Word. It's Chart Attack's list of the top 100 Canadian albums of all time.

January 13, 2002

  • Quick update. Took Take Outs off the Shopping page. Deep Eddy Records is out of them, and Cargo seems to be out as well. If you're looking for a copy, check out eBay. I see copies for sale there from time to time.

January 12, 2002

  • Oh my! Alex Koch sent on some great Crash Kills Five stuff. There's a bunch of pictures, some new posters of CK5 and S Men (last five on the page), and a cool little table header. Thanks Alex!

January 9, 2002

  • Got some better information on Crash Kills Five's lineups from CK5 drummer Alex Koch. Thanks Alex!
  • As a result, I retooled the "band member" pages to include a brief bio to help keep everything straight.

December 30, 2001

  • Got some new posters from Dallas Diamond, and so I spun off a separate Posters Page.
  • Dallas also sent on an early "Musical Menu". It's a great idea. Check it out.

December 29, 2001

December 27, 2001

  • Added information on the film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. "I Know A Guy Named Larry" is being used in the film's TV commercials. Thanks to J.P. and Michelle for letting me know about this!
  • Added more details on the S Men's appearances on The Kids In The Hall. Thanks Sean!
  • While I was there, I did some general clean-up on the Soundtracks Page in general.

December 21, 2001

December 18, 2001

  • For the first time, a Crash Kills Five song is on CD. The A-side of their EP, "What Do You Do At Night?", has been relased on the new compilation called Teen Line #7: Powerpop & Poprock 45s: B & C. Details on the release are on the Crash Kills Five compilations page.

December 11, 2001

  • Added a new FAQ about the similarity between "Having An Average Weekend" and an older Johnny Thunders song called "It's Not Enough". Thanks Andrew.
  • Updated the Medleys with more information on "The Chicken Dance". I know, you can relax now ... this is the update you've all been waiting for.

December 2, 2001

November 29, 2001

  • I've updated the Covers Page with a new tribute to Shadowy Men. A band called Yesterday's Kids does a song called "Ode To The Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet" It's not a Shadowy Men cover, but it's obviously a tribute to the guys.

November 15, 2001

November 6, 2001

October 30, 2001

October 18, 2001

  • Got news of a new book with references to Shadowy Men. Details on the newly reformatted Written Word page. Thanks Patrick!

October 8, 2001

October 4, 2001

  • Sean noticed that there are two different rear covers for the vinyl Savvy Show Stoppers, one with the picture in B&W and one tinted blue. Updated the info page, and I'll add scans when I can.

September 28, 2001

September 24, 2001

  • Added track listings for the Law Of Enclosures soundtrack.
  • Canadian trio Huevos Rancheros thanks the S Men on a couple of their CDs (The S Men were a big influence on 'em). Thanks to Patrick Michalishyn for passing these on. Details and scans on the Etc. page.
  • Added a complete track list for the Comic Book Confidential soundtrack.

September 17, 2001

September 7, 2001

September 5, 2001

  • Updated information on the film Pitch.
  • Updated information on Fresh Gasoline. There's two different colors of CDs for this album. Thanks for the info, Sean.
  • Updated the Awards page to note the Blizzard Award won for the Law Of Enclosures soundtrack.

August 29, 2001

August 28, 2001

August 23, 2001

August 22, 2001

August 21, 2001

  • Added information on the film Pitch. According to several web sources, Shadowy Men and Phono-Comb songs are on the movie's soundtrack.

August 20, 2001

  • Updated the track information for the elusive Brave New Waves compilation thanks to Patrick (who's found me a copy). Many, many thanks! Oh, and as a result, I've also updated the want list on the Webmaster page.

August 17, 2001

  • Small touch-up to the FAQ.

August 10, 2001

August 8, 2001

  • You can now order the Take Outs single on the Shopping page.

July 25, 2001

  • Grant Diamond passed on a wonderful fake biography of Shadowy Men called The Songs All Sound The Same. Thanks Grant!
  • Also added a picture of Crash Kills Five that I got from Leeanne Betzler. Thanks Leeanne!
  • As long as I was adding that picture, I also did a little work on the various bands' main pages.

July 19, 2001

  • Grant Diamond passed on some more details about Buick McKane for me. Thanks Grant!

July 11, 2001

  • Got some new pictures for the page. They were taken by David Gary Fisher at a show in Waterloo in 1989. Check out the Pictures page for the new stuff. Thanks for finding these, Sean!

July 6, 2001

July 5, 2001

  • I added a new Awards page to note the S Men's two Juno nominations (with one win!).
  • I also added a new article (new to me, it's from '97) to The Written Word.
  • And finally, I added a writeup of the Tribute CD Release Party, complete with bad pictures!

June 29, 2001

  • A real minor update, just to prove I'm still here. :-) I've updated the Buyer's Guide a bit. I've finally seen some of the rarer S Men singles on eBay, so I changed the "rarity" codes for those releases.

June 5, 2001

  • Added scans of pictures of the front and back of the two Shadowy Men t-shirts I've got on the Etc page.

May 22, 2001

  • Added some new promo pictures to the Pictures page and the poster for the tribute CD release party to the Etc page. Thanks Ted!
  • Added a note to the Albums page to note that Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham was also pressed on pink vinyl. Thanks Sean.

May 16, 2001

  • Added a Webmaster page to tell you a little bit about me. Read if you're having trouble sleeping.

May 15, 2001

May 12, 2001

May 9, 2001

May 4, 2001

  • My copy of Explosion Of Taste (aka "the popcorn single") arrived yesterday. I knew I wanted to get some pictures up, so I took the opportunity to change how I've been showing alternate single/album sleeves. Each entry on the main pages show the main CD or single and there's a link to a separate page that shows the cover variations, unusual packaging, etc. You'll find some of these on the Shadowy Men Singles and Albums pages.
  • I updated the Buyer's Guide a bit.
  • Got a definitive read on apostrophes and pluralizing abbreviations. Thank's Sean.

May 1, 2001

  • Couple o' small Sadies-related updates. Found out that The Sadies' bass player Sean Dean was the original bassist in Atomic 7, but didn't have the time to devote to Atomic 7. Also found out that Reid Diamond played on all three songs on The Sadies debut single, Dying Ain't No Way To Make A Living.

April 30, 2001

  • Added the ability to order the three Shadowy Men albums (on CD) and the Tired Of Waking Up Tired split single to the Shopping page.

April 23, 2001

April 20, 2001

  • Picked up a new Shadowy Men-related album on eBay. However, I don't know a thing about the act involved! The Shadowy Men play on two tracks on The Al And George Story by "Al And George" (oddly enough). Can you shed some light on this one for me? If so, drop me a note. I'd really appreciate it!

April 18, 2001

April 13, 2001

April 12, 2001

  • Wow: it's been a whole year since I installed the counter, and the Shadowy Web's had 7370 hits, or about 20 a day. You like me ... <sniff> you really like me. Thanks for stoppin' by!

April 9, 2001

  • Don Vigeant sent on a scan of the cover of the Chixdiggit! single "Shadowy Bangers From A Shadowy Duplex", and I've updated the Covers Page with the info. It's not really a cover, but it's an obvious tribute to the band. Go take a look, you'll see what I mean.

April 1, 2001

March 26, 2001

  • Added the official release date (April 1, 2001) for the tribute album.
  • Updated the Buick McKane page thanks to an update from one of the band's founders. Thanks Bob!
  • Updated a bunch of Greek Buck information, including details on their most recent CD, Bucquiem and a slew of film scores.

March 14, 2001

March 12, 2001

  • Got a bunch of wonderful new stuff for the page from Shawn Nagy. Check out the Etc and Pictures for the new stuff. Thanks Shawn!!

March 9, 2001

March 7, 2001

March 5, 2001

  • Just a small grammatical change. Back when the Shadowy Web was launched, it was a single page with a plain HTML discography. Sean pointed out (quite correctly) that now that we're over 100 HTML pages, it's hard to really call this a web page anymore. It's a web site. Changing the graphics was easier than I thought (plus it let me finally correct the centering problem in the main logo), so it's all up-to-date now. Thanks Sean.
  • Got some info on Crash Kills Five from Leeanne. "Alex" is Alex Koch, whose brother Steven was in The Viletones. Thanks for the update Leeanne!

March 1, 2001

  • Just some small touch-ups: corrected the songwriting credit for "Autumn Leaves" and corrected the listing for "16 Encores".

February 21, 2001

February 12, 2001

  • Small update. Just found out that some of the copies of Sport Fishin' have the yellow lettering that my CD sleeve does. My vinyl sleeve has green lettering. Thanks Sean!

January 31, 2001

  • Another tribute update. Work is still in progress, but we're probably looking at a late February release at this point.

January 30, 2001

  • Finally uploaded some overall organizational changes I've wanted to do for ages. There's now a main page for each band. The logos on the main page will take you to those main pages. You can still go straight to the lower pages from the main page by using the neato pulldown ... Thanks for the java code Ted!
  • I also cleaned up the FAQ a bit.

January 29, 2001

  • Added a new Shopping page. You can buy CDs and tapes on Deep Eddy Records through the Shadowy Web. When the tribute is released, you'll be able to buy that here as well.
  • Reid Diamond played an early Sadies single. Details on the Guest Appearances page.
  • Added a link to Gearhead magazine's "Top 100 Albums Of The 90's list" to The Written Word.

January 26, 2001

  • Added a link to Gearhead magazine's "Top 100 Albums Of The 90's list" to The Written Word.
  • Added a link to the Kids In The Hall Audio Archive to the Links page. They've got a page with Shadowy Men Wave and RealAudio files.
  • Updated the Shadowy Men Unreleased Music page. The S Men did a Peel Session back in '93. No details, I'm afraid.

January 25, 2001

  • Tiny update ... Just added the handy little pull-down menu on the main page so you can jump straight to the section for the band you want info on.

January 22, 2001

  • Added a "Soundtracks" for both Shadowy Men and Greek Buck to list the TV shows and movies to which they contributed music.

January 19, 2001

  • Internal reorganization ... renamed most of the pages to get myself a better system for the pages on the Shadowy Web. Sorry if this broke any direct links -- I wanted to add some new stuff, and it's been a pain to figure out which file was which.

January 17, 2001

January 16, 2001

  • Added a new clip to the video page. It's actually two videos, one for "Musical Interlude" and one for "Shadowy Countdown", but they're back to back in one MPG file. The size is a little big, so you probably ought to download it first and then play it.

December 29, 2000

December 28, 2000

  • Added the new Song Index page.
  • Did some smaller cleanups, like adding the the third cover for Wow Flutter Hiss '86.
  • Added the "big news" section above.
  • A few typo corrections around the page.

December 18, 2000

December 15, 2000

  • Another tribute update. The last tape has arrived! We're still probably looking at a January release at this point.
  • Added a new article to The Written Word. This one's from an issue of Music Scene from 1990. It's a good one.

December 6, 2000

  • Another tribute update. The last tape should be arriving at Deep Eddy Records this week, so the final work can begin in earnest after that. With time for mastering and pressing, we're probably looking at a January release at this point.

December 2, 2000

Well ... we're back to small updates. The big update about the video clip is below, in the November 22 update.
  • Thanks to a note from Denise Angeloni, I've updated the Heatseekers member page. Sean and Chris Dignan from another Toronto band, Suckerpunch, were the other members of Heatseekers. Thanks Denise!
  • Updated the video page with the proper track listing to Carry On Disarming.

November 22, 2000

(Oh my ... two whole months since my last real update. Fortunately, this update's a doozy!)
  • Added a video page. There's some notes about which songs had videos made, plus a Real Video clip of "They Don't Call Them Chihuahuas Anymore". Many thanks to Trista Lycosky of KITHfan.org for this one!
  • Thanks to Derek von Essen, we now have a bunch of new contributions to the Shadowy Men Pictures collection. Derek was Mr. Merchandise for the Men for a while, so we've got pictures you'd have never seen anywhere else. Many thanks to Derek for these!
  • Updated the Schlagers! game page. For a long time, I didn't realize the "lunar bingo chips" and "space bolt" mentioned in the rules were actually included. Now that I've found a copy, I added a scan of 'em and updated the text.
  • Updated the tribute album info. There's a new release date announced. See the News page for the full scoop.
  • Added links for new Sadies and King Cobb Steelie home pages.

October 4, 2000

  • Don't know why I just noticed, but the last time I cleaned up the page, I accidentally got rid of the link to the "Thanks!" page. The page was still there, but there was no way to get there! Whoops! It's back now.

September 25, 2000

  • Added some links to articles from KITHFan.org's Shadowy Men page, which is quite a nice page! The links to the articles are on The Written Word page, which I'm sure you guessed. Trista (the webmaster at KITHfan.org also let me swipe a copy of a cool ad for Love Without Words (which is now on the Etc. page) and a cool video capture from The Kids In The Hall credits (which is now on the Pictures page). Thanks Trista!
  • Added a link to the Links page for KITHfan.org, so I took a sec and organized the links page a bit better. No other new links, just a little cleaning up.

September 22, 2000

  • Added some alternate covers for Love Without Words and Wow Flutter Hiss to the Singles & EPs page and two more flyers to the Etc. page.

September 21, 2000

September 19, 2000

  • Oh my ... two weeks with nothin'? Sheesh. Well, I've just added a new entry to The Written Word page. This one's a live review from East Coast Rocker. Weirdly enough, it's the first review I've seen that tries to describe the band's music without using the word "surf".

September 5, 2000

  • Small updates to the tribute album info. There's slightly new cover art and two new bands listed, The Unknown and The Deoras.

August 29, 2000

  • Picked up a cool promo picture on eBay. Check it out on the Pictures page.

August 23, 2000

  • Updated the potential release date of the tribute album to October. The Sadies won't have time to record their track until September, and we definitely want The Sadies on there!
  • Picked up another Canadian promo compilation CD on eBay. Details are on the Compilations page.

August 9, 2000

  • Added a new entry to The Written Word page. This one's from The Trouser Press Guide To '90s Rock. Pretty good overview of the band's work.

August 3, 2000

  • Just changed some look-and-feel. Ted passed some info to me about HTML style sheets, so I've updated how the links work on the pages. Got rid of the underlines. Pretty cool! Thanks Ted!

August 1, 2000

  • Got a new poster for the Etc. page! Thanks Ted and Brian!

July 31, 2000

July 28, 2000

  • Just a little reorganization of the Pictures and Etc. pages. I moved the promo picture over to the picture page because, well, it is a PICTURE after all. I catch on fast.

July 26, 2000

  • Picked up a new Canadian promo compilation CD on eBay. Details are on the Compilations page.
  • Finally got around to some cosmetic touch-ups (creating GIF logos for Crash Kills Five and Barely Pink), standardizing the titles and headers on each page, that sort of thing.

July 21, 2000

  • Finally added transcripts for the Savvy Show Stoppers reviews Don sent on. They're on The Written Word page.

July 20, 2000

  • Pulled out details on the various Shadowy Men medleys into a separate Medleys page. When I got some details from Don Pyle about "Autumn Leaves" (see the July 4 update), I also got a full breakdown of the unreleased "16 Encores". Details are on the new page.

July 18, 2000

  • Got a copy of Rolling Stone magazine's "New Faces '91" issue. There was a little blurb on the S Men in there with a nice picture. It's on The Written Word page.
  • I also reformatted the main page a bit to make it a little shorter. For instance, the help on buying Shadowy Men stuff is in the FAQ page now. I mean, it really is the answer to an FAQ, that's where it should go. Oh, and I updated the FAQ a bit.

July 14, 2000

  • Hey! The Shadowy Web won an award!. It's from Links2Go. The Shadowy Web was 16th out of 34 web sites they surveyed on Surf Music.

July 10, 2000

  • Updated the screen saver on the Downloads page. The screen saver I had up there before was locking up on me, so I built it another way. It came out way too large (appx 6M), so I just made a much smaller screen saver made up of just the live concert posters. This one seems to work better, plus it's only 1.7M, so downloading it isn't so ridiculous.

July 7, 2000

  • Just a little FAQ touchup. Nothin' much.

July 6, 2000

  • A new page, Downloads, has arrived. What's there? A cheap screen saver, a crude WinAMP skin, and a WAV file you can use as a Windows startup sound.

July 4, 2000

  • A small update this time. Just found out that the little 5-note thingy after "Cheese In The Fridge" on Sport Fishin' is actually a cover of "Autumn Leaves". The cover used to be longer with that chord progression finishing the song. All that remained is the finish! Thanks Don!

June 19, 2000

  • Back from vacation, and lots to update. While I was out, a package came from Don Pyle containing lots of Shadowy goodies. Check the Etc page for most of 'em. The only one not there is a scan of the cover for Explosion Of Taste when it wasn't packaged with the Jiffy Pop. Thanks so much Don!
  • Also put in cover Squid Vicious' At War With The Whale with cover art and a firmer release date: July 3! The cover's very cool. Check it out!

June 2, 2000

  • Updated the potential release date of the tribute album. It's looking more like August now. Mind you, I've heard some of the tracks ... it'll be worth the wait!

May 30, 2000

  • Little changes: slight reorganization of the main page plus an updated FAQ.

May 29, 2000

  • Another big update ... I've now got cover art for the Atomic 7 single, so the graphics are up-to-date. Take a peek over at the Atomic 7 Singles page. Thanks again Ted!!

May 23, 2000

  • Wow ... the first update in ages! Ted James sent on scans of more concert flyers. Check 'em out on the Etc page. Thanks Ted!

May 3, 2000

  • Updated the Shadowy News page to more accurately reflect current goings-on.
  • Added the banner about Squid Vicious' webcast concert.

April 27, 2000

  • Small cosmetic tweaking. Nothin' big.

April 26, 2000

April 24, 2000

  • Found the track list for King Cobb Steelie's self-titled CD (which Don Pyle produced).

April 20, 2000

  • Found a copy of Spin on eBay with an old Shadowy Men interview. A transcription (along with a big scan of the whole thing) is now on The Written Word page.

April 19, 2000

  • Updated the info on the tribute album. The Sadies are on board to cover either "Algoma Reflections" or "Honey, You're Wasting Ammo"! Thanks for the update Ted!
  • Updated the Shadowy News page.
  • Got a copy of Time Machine, so I added songwriting on the Compilations page. Two of the Friends of the page appear on the CD (Rich Hagensen with The Surfdusters and Zak Izbinsky of The Treblemakers), and both songs are terrific (as is the CD in general)!

April 14, 2000

  • Cleaned up the eBay searches on the main page. Thanks for the idea Don!
  • Split this file into two separate files to cut down the size a touch.

April 13, 2000

April 12, 2000

  • Updated the link to Deep Eddy Records' page about the tribute album.
  • Added details on a new album with a Shadowy Men cover, The Cocktail Preachers' Spy-Fi album. Details are on the Tributes & Covers page.
  • Added a counter to the main web page.

April 11, 2000

  • Whew. Finally took a day off, and boy I feel refreshed. Two updates from Ted today, more details on the Heatseekers single, and more info on Ted's band Squid Vicious' new album, which includes a cover of "Egypt Texas". See the Tributes & Covers page for the new track listing.

April 9, 2000

  • Oh my ... fifth day in a row with an update. I should probably at least rent a life to see what it's like :-). Anyway, I finally upgraded the cover scan of Double Happiness.

April 8, 2000

  • Added an update about Don Pyle's score for the upcoming film The Law Of Enclosures. See the Shadowy News page for details.

April 7, 2000

  • Got more details on the Heatseekers and Atomic 7 singles from a new friend of the page, Rich Hagensen of The Surfdusters. Thanks Rich!
  • I also split out the info on Crash Kills Five into a separate section, instead of having a "pre-Shadowy Men" section.

April 6, 2000

  • Nothing big. Just a quick touchup to the FAQ page.

April 5, 2000

  • Three updates, all made possible because of info from Ted James from Squid Vicious. Thanks Ted!
    • Added a section on the Heatseekers and their lone split single!
    • Updated the info on the tribute album. See the Tributes & Covers page for the new track listing.
    • Added info on the upcoming Squid Vicious album, At War With The Whale, which will be including a cover of the S Men's "Egypt Texas". Click here for Squid Vicious' home page.
  • Oh, and one small update. Someone on eBay was auctioning a copy of Sport Fishin' and had a nice scan of the vinyl sleeve, so I grabbed it and added it to the Sport Fishin' entry on the Albums page.

March 30, 2000

  • Got a new home for the page. The new address is http://shadowy.brainiac.com. The old address has a redirector page up, so no links will be broken.
  • Added a number of sections for Don Pyle's new band, Greek Buck.
  • Added a Shadowy News page to hold stuff I find about the current goings-on of the Shadowy Men. It'll be updated as I find things out, but I'm betting it won't be real frequent.
  • Updated the Goodbye page to formally acknowledge Phono-Comb's demise. Obviously, with no releases in FOUR years, it was pretty clear, but I'd been waiting until I had a more official confirmation.
  • Added info on Don Pyle's work with King Cobb Steelie to the Guest Appearances page.
  • Added notes on the "spine gags" on the vinyl versions of the Shadowy Men Albums.
  • Added info on Shellac's The Futurist album on the Etc page.

March 27, 2000

  • Updated info on the new Neko Case & Her Boyfriends album. See the Guest Appearances for the scoop. Thanks Sal!

March 26, 2000

  • Now THIS is the way to come back from vacation. My very own copy of Double Happiness was waiting in the mail for me. I'll update the cover scan to get a little better shot.
  • If that isn't enough, a package from Dave at What Wave came with a copy of a publicity photo, some concert flyers, a set list, and another What Wave compilation tape. Updates are at the Compilations and the Etc pages. Thanks Dave!

March 16, 2000

  • Added more details on Caution! Hot Tips! to the Compilations page. Yes, I won it.

March 13, 2000

  • Added info on the new Neko Case & Her Boyfriends album. Brian plays guitar in the band.

March 12, 2000

  • Added info on a promo sampler for Bruce McCulloch's Shame-Based Man.

March 1, 2000

  • Just found information on a compilation album I'd never heard of (Caution! Hot Tips!) on eBay. Added details to the Compilations page. Oh, and yes, I bid on it. A request: If you outbid me for this one, that's cool, but please pass on some details on the CD (and maybe a cover scan?).

February 28, 2000

  • More good stuff from What Wave: FOURTEEN pictures of the band in action. So, yeah you guessed it, a new Pictures page. Thanks Dave!

February 24, 2000

  • Added info on Live In London, a sampler from a What Wave fanzine. Thanks Sal!
  • In a bizarre bit of timing, later the same day I got an email from the former publisher of What Wave. What I had listed as "flyers" on the Etc page were actually articles from What Wave. So, I transcribed 'em and moved 'em over to the The Written Word page. I moved the scans with 'em. Thanks Dave!

February 20, 2000

  • Added info on a promo sampler CD for the Brain Candy soundtrack.

February 15, 2000

  • Added info on The Sadies' Pure Diamond Gold on the Guest Appearances page, since Don Pyle recorded half of it. Phono-Comb's Dallas Good is also a member of The Sadies.
  • Added info on The Mulchmen's Covered With Mulch to the new Tributes & Covers page. Thanks Ted!
  • Added the first new tab in over two years! A new guitar tab (with some notes about bass) of "Having An Average Weekend" is now on the Guitar & Bass Tabs page. Thanks Ted!

February 14, 2000

  • Added the new Tributes & Covers page, and started it off with the planned Shadowy Men tribute album, Better Than The Average Weekend.

January 25, 2000

  • Added songwriting credits for Neko Case's The Virginian album. Thanks Sal!

January 24, 2000

  • Added and entry for Fifth Column's 36C to the Guest Appearances page, since Don Pyle plays on it.
  • Added some more songwriter credits.

January 20, 2000

  • Did a little general cleanup in the song listings. I've included non-Shadowy Men songs in the listings (with the band name shown). Also found a better scan of the cover of Time Machine.

January 18, 2000

  • Added a new article to The Written Word. This one's from an old issue of Alternative Press I had from '93.

January 11, 2000

  • Added a new section, The Written Word to hold interviews and the like. Why did I add this? Becase a new friend of the page, Larry White, sent on an interview he did with Don Pyle back in December '93. Great interview: definitely check it out. Thanks Larry!
  • Finally added an entry for Neko Case & The Boyfriends' The Virginian to the Guest Appearances page. Brian plays guitar in the band.

January 9, 2000

  • Added a little better scan of Clam Chowder & Ice vs. Big Macs & Bombers on the Compilations page. Instead of a grainy scan made on my old hand-held scanner, there's now a very nice scan of a picture that's a bit too dark on the bottom. Oh well, at least you can see the details a little better now.

January 5, 2000

  • Don Vigeant sent on a scan of an alternate sleeve for Love Without Words. A scan of that cover (along with a rear scan) is on the Singles page. Thanks Don!

December 17, 1999

  • Added a Pre-Shadowy Men page to cover stuff that happened before the band formed. OK, "stuff" is a little much: I know of one single, and the details are there.
  • Re-did the scans of the Music For Pets and Dog And Squeegie. They look a bit better now.

December 16, 1999

  • Added scans of the Schlagers! game and the iron-on that came with Wow Flutter Hiss '86. See the Singles page for the new stuff.

December 9, 1999

  • Don Vigeant sent on scans of his autographed CD sleeves. They're very cool. See the Etc page.
  • Found a copy of the Adventures In Music sampler on eBay, so the Compilations page has been updated. From seeing the CD, I realize that I had two listings on there for the same CD! I found the track listings for both on CDDB (now Gracenote). One listed the CD title as Adventures In Music Sampler, and the other listed it as Alternative Graffiti. The back of the CD lists the names of the albums that each track comes from, not the song title. One entry on CDDB listed it by the songs, the other by the albums. I didn't notice, because the track in question, "Aunt's Invasion", comes from Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham, so I assumed the "other" sampler had the song "Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham" on it. Confused? I was.

November 30, 1999

  • Got MUCH better scans for Love Without Words and Explosion Of Taste from Don Vigeant (another new friend of the new page). Thanks Don!

November 19, 1999

  • Added a new page, "Etc". Sal Cincotta (a new friend of the page) sent on some cool flyers from early on. Thanks Sal! I scanned those along with my old mail-order catalogs and a matchbook and made a page of non-record stuff. It's neat, go check it out.

November 15, 1999

  • Found a better scan of the cover of A Canadian Alternative '92.

November 2, 1999

  • Added details on Juno Collection 1992. Thanks Serg!

September 29, 1999

  • First new tabs in over two years! Thanks Nathaniel! Go to the Phono-Comb Tabs Page to see.
  • Signed up for the Cowabunga Instrumental Surf Web Ring.

September 3, 1999

  • Added details on a few more compilations. Some from CDDB, and one (with cover art!) from Serg. Thanks Serg!

August 16, 1999

  • Just received copies of The Estrus Lunch Bucket and Certain Damage! Volume 38, so I've updated those entries. Serg: Many thanks!
  • Oh yeah, and I changed the lame "don't have cover art" graphic to a brand-new, but still lame, graphic.

August 7, 1999

  • Oh my. The biggest update I've had in the 4 or so years the page has been up. The soundtrack album I've been hoping exists, indeed does. Thanks to a new friend, Serg, I've got the cover scan to prove it! Now, if I can just find a copy! Click here to see the details.

August 1, 1999

June 21, 1999

  • Added a link to the Kids In The Hall Audio Archive (http://www.kithaa.com). Cool page, go check it out. (UPDATE: Don't bother. It's gone now.)

June 8, 1999

  • Left the The Sounds Of Canada web ring. I never got added and mail to the admin bounced.
  • Updated the FAQ.

May 25, 1999

  • Signed up for the The Sounds Of Canada web ring.
  • Added links to two Coyote Shivers pages. Coyote co-produced the first two S Men albums.

May 19, 1999

  • Got better scans of the 45 covers.

May 11, 1999

  • Added a guitar tab for "Having An Average Weekend". Thanks Rod!
  • Added an animated GIF version of the little cartoon guys at all the "Back to Main Page" links.

April 29, 1999

  • Corrected the info for the Just Married. Thanks Ben!

March 17, 1999

  • Got a better scan for Sport Fishin' Accessories, taken directly from my very own copy!. Thanks Steve!

March 14, 1999

  • Got better scans for Savvy Show Stoppers and Sport Fishin'.

March 5, 1999

  • Got a better scan of the cover of Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham.

January 27, 1999

November 20, 1998

  • Added info on vinyl bonus tracks for Dim The Lights.
  • Added entries for the Tee Vee Tunes CDs, The Estrus Lunch Bucket, the "CMJ" and the Adventures In Music samplers.
  • Added graphics for It Came From Canada 2, The Estrus Lunch Bucket and the Tee Vee Tunes CDs. Thanks Ben!

November 11, 1998

  • Updated It Came From Canada 2 info. Thanks Ben!
  • Added information for Star Power! and A Canadian Alternative '92.

November 4, 1998

  • Added graphics for Brave New Waves. Thanks Mike!

October 21, 1998

  • Added songwriting credits for "The Twelve Answering Machine Messages of Christmas".

October 14, 1998

  • Corrected the listings for "Aunt's Invasion". Turns out the version on Dim The Lights came after the one on Beautiful Happiness. Thanks Adam!
  • Did a little cleanup on the Compilations page.

August 12, 1998

  • Added details and a graphic for Beautiful Happiness. Thanks Adam!

August 30, 1998

  • Added graphics for Sport Fishin' Accessories and It Came From Canada 4. More thanks, Ben!

July 16, 1998

  • Updated details on track listing for It Came From Canada 4. Thanks again, Ben!

May 15, 1998

  • Corrected track listing for It Came From Canada 4. Thanks Ben!

December 19, 1997

  • Added the cover graphic for The Time Machine.
  • Added this "What's New?" page.

December 18, 1997

  • Added the Tom Kendall's guitar tab for "Customized". Thanks Tom!