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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 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..
Mammoth Cave has also released the latest single
in their Bloodstains series with the Bloodstains Across Ontario seven-inch.
The single features a never-before-heard Shadowy Men track called "Foreign/Aft". In an interview with Exclaim!,
Shadowy Men's Don Pyle explains, "It's kind of two pieces
reconstructed to make one -- including a 'hardcore' song that
[bassist] Reid [Diamond] sings!"
Go to Mammoth Cave
to order the seven-inch or to download immediately.
Post-Shadowy Men, Don was part of Phono-Comb and Greek Buck.
He's also worked with Phono-Comb's Beverly Breckenridge's band Fifth
Column, Dallas Good's band The Sadies, King Cobb Steelie, and a host of others.
See the Guest Appearances page for details.
He's also got a new band called Ancient Chinese Secret that does instrumental covers of old country songs, music
by guys like Connie Smith, Lefty Frizzell, Charlie Rich, Robert Mitchum, and so on.
If that isn't enough, he occasionally works as one of Neko Case's "Boyfriends". See the Guest Appearances
page for details.
Prior to that, Brian was in the Heatseekers
(who released one split single). Brian also worked with Bruce
McCulloch (from The Kids In The Hall) both on his albums (Shame-Based Man and Drunk Baby Project) as well as his
one man play "Slightly Larger Cities".
After Phono-Comb, Reid had a new band called Danny and Reid's Motion Machine.
They were a duo that played with Super-8 films backing them (sometimes writing to fit an
existing film, sometimes making a film to fit the song). No recordings
that I'm aware of. Reid also did work in the visual arts.
Sadly, Reid passed away on February 17, 2001. Click here for more info.