The Written Word. (Interviews and the like)
Books with references to Shadowy Men
Ira Robbins (editor)
The Trouser Press Guide To '90s Rock
Published in March, 1997
Fireside, ISBN: 0684814374
Contains a section on Shadowy Men.
Michael Barclay, Ian Jack, Jason Schneider
Have Not Been The Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995
Published in August, 2001
ECW Press, ISBN: 1550224751
Contains a page (or so) section on Shadowy Men, a cool promotional picture of the band,
plus numerous other small references to Shadowy Men as well as the members. Be aware, per Don Pyle the book is,
shall we say, "less than accurate".
Articles local to The Shadowy Web
new items are bolded
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
- Contributed stories about the S-Men.
- The Songs All Sound The Same - a fake biography of Shadowy Men.
- The Canadian Music Encyclopedia: The entry for Shadowy Men.
- Nerve, September, 1986: Shadowy Men: Space Cases
- unknown source, circa 1986: Early article about Shadowy Men
- What Wave, 1986: Article from the fanzine What Wave.
- Outlet, November, 1987: Article from the fanzine Outlet.
- In Yer Ear, circa 1987: Review of a Ramones show that Shadowy Men opened
- SP, spring 1988: Review of A Trip Around Lake Ontario by Reid Diamond
- Nerve, April, 1988: Review of Explosion Of Taste
- What Wave, 1989: Article from issue 17 of the fanzine What Wave.
- Music Scene, Jan/Feb 1990: "Shadowy Men".
- CMJ New Music Review, August 17, 1990: Review of Savvy Show Stoppers.
- Street Sound, August, 1990: Review of Savvy Show Stoppers.
- Hand Carved Magazine: Review of Savvy Show Stoppers
- Discorder, October, 1990: Nardwuar The Human Serviette interviews Don Pyle.
- Georgia Straight, December 14-21, 1990: Review of Savvy Show Stoppers.
- Sold Out, 1990: Review of Savvy Show Stoppers.
- Rolling Stone, April 18, 1991: "New Faces '91"
- Nite Moves, April, 1991: Article from the Vancouver magazine Nite Moves
- The Rocket, May, 1991: "Not Of This Earth"
- souce unknown, circa 1991: Review of Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham
- Discorder, January, 1992: Interview with Don Pyle.
- Option, March/April 1992: Review of Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham
- East Cost Rocker, April 1-7, 1992: "Close Your Mouth, Hit That Riff" (Concert Of The Week).
- Alternative Press, May, 1992: Review of Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham
- Alternative Press, June, 1992: "Instrumental Since 1985"
- Daily Illini, June 12, 1992: Out Of "The Shadows"
- Your Flesh, issue #25, 1992: "Shadowy Men Speak!"
- Cryptic Tymes, Issue #4, 1992: Interview with Reid Diamond
- Nice Slacks, Winter, 1993: Interview with Reid Diamond
- SoundCan, May, 1993: Review of Sport Fishin'
- unknown source, circa 1993, "Notable" column: "The Shadowy Schedule"
- National Chart, May, 1993: "DIY Canadian-Style"
- Nice Slacks, Summer, 1993: Review of Sport Fishin'
- Terminal City Magazine, July 14-27, 1993: No Longer The Mystery Band From Nowhere
- US Rocker, July 1993: Interview with Don Pyle
- unknown source, circa July 1993: Interview by Curt Schulz
- Alternative Press, September, 1993: "Surf's Down!!!"
- Spin, October, 1993: "Shadowy Men In The Hall" (Kevin McDonald interviews Shadowy Men).
- Live Wire, December, 1993: Larry White graciously provided the transcript of an interview he did with Don Pyle back in 1993 for Live Wire.
- Option, September/October 1993: Review of Sport Fishin'
- unknown source, circa 1993: Review of Sport Fishin'
- unknown source, circa 1993: Review of Sport Fishin' (and Huevos Rancheros' Endsville)
- unknown source, circa 1993: Review of Take Outs
- The Next Big Thing, 1993: Article from issue 25 of the Scottish fanzine The Next Big Thing.
- The Next Wave: Dick Dale Scores The Surf Sounds Of The '90s: Article from the September 9, 1994 issue of BAM.
- Banzai!, circa Spring 1998: We're Not A Fuckin Surf Band.
- Gearhead's List Of The Greatest Albums Of The '90s: Shadowy Men land an album on the list. (Gearhead's main page)
- OpenStudio.com, circa 2000: Article about Reid's Altered Flakes show at Open Studio
- Sean Plaisted's interview with Derek von Essen, April, 2003
- The Trouser Press Guide To '90s Rock (published 1997): The entry for Shadowy Men.
- Chart Magazine - Great Canadian Music Poll: Savvy Show Stoppers makes the cut.
- Writeup of the Houston Tribute Release party
- Epitonic's Shadowy Men page
- Don Pyle talks about meeting the Ramones
Crash Kills Five
- All The Poop That's Fit To Shovel, 3/5/96: Includes a blurb about Jad Fair and Phono-Comb
- Alternative Press, August, 1996: "Comb Heads"
- Magnet, August, 1996: Review of The Crass And The Switchblade
- Magnet, December, 1996: Review of Fresh Gasoline
- The Onion A/V Club: Review of Fresh Gasoline
- CityBeat, Issue 3, Vol. 2; Nov. 21-26, 1996: Gig O' The Week (Phono-Comb)
- unknown source, circa 1996: Sing Along With Phono-Comb
- Eye, March 6, 1997: The Coolest Musicians In Toronto (Phono-Comb's Dallas Good makes the list)
- Propaganda Thrash, August, 1997: Forest Juziuk graciously provided the transcript of an interview he did with Phono-Comb back in 1997 for his fanzine, Propaganda Thrash.
Danny And Reid's Motion Machine
- House Of Hot Sauce, August 5, 2002: Atomic 7 concert review (with some cool pictures!)
- The Record, November 22, 2002: Connelly rediscovers his Shadowy spirit
- Now, October 30, 2002: Atomic Power
- Now Toronto, October 3-9, 2002: Review of ...Gowns By Edith Head
- Chart Attack, circa 2002: Review of ...Gowns By Edith Head
- Reflections In Words, July 8, 2004: Atomic 7 concert review
- Brand X Media, July 22, 2004: Concert review
- The Spill, July 30, 2004: Atomic 7 Concert Review
- Alternate Advanced Media: Review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente
- Umbrella Music: Review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente
- See Magazine, May 26, 2005: They Don't Surf
- Banzai!, circa Fall 2006: The Wild Guitar of Brian Connelly
Ancient Chinese Secret
Obituaries and Articles about Reid Diamond
Articles from other sites on the web
new items are bolded
Note: Apart from the listings below, there are a number of Shadowy Men-related entries on AMG allmusic. There
are band entries (and album reviews) for Shadowy Men, Atomic 7, Phono-Comb, and a number of the bands the Shadowy Men have played with.
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
- Piero Scaruffi's Music Page: Shadowy Men / Phono-Comb bio (in Italian).
- Exclaim: Article about Og Records, the label that released the two It Came From Canada compilations
- MusicDish, June 7, 2001: Nice review of Better Than The Average Weekend
- EvilNeedles, circa 2009: Another nice review of Better Than The Average Weekend
- Phil Dirt: Reverb Central: Reviews of a number of Shadowy Men singles and albums (and the tribute).
- RollingStone.com: Shadowy Men page
- Real Music Guide: Shadowy Men page
- Toronto.com's Blog "Sound Check" ran a 32-band "March Madness" style contest to decide "The Best Toronto Band. Ever." Shadowy Men lost to The Diodes in the Elite Eight round.
- Zunior.com, September 29, 2010: Zunior Independent Music Hall of Fame 2010 Inductee: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Shadowy Men
- Calgary Herald, March 19, 2012: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet to return at Sled Island
- Exclaim.ca, March 20, 2012: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Launch Reissue Campaign, Get Sadies' Dallas Good for Live Shows
- Maclean's, May 31, 2012: In conversation: Shadowy Men's Don Pyle
- Maclean's, May 31, 2012: Shadowy Men Step Into The Spotlight
- BlogTO, July 14, 2012: Don Pyle sheds light on Shadowy Men reunion
- Mechanical Forest Sound, July 15, 2012: Recording: Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
- Now, July 12-19, 2012: Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Never say never, learns the reunited Toronto band
- Chez Smartygirl: Rawk. (Review of a Man or Astro-Man? show with very short comments about Atomic 7's opening set)
- Wavelength, May 2002: Atomic 7 - Purveyors of: Style, miles and miles of style
- PopMatters: Review of ...Gowns By Edith Head
- Chart Attack: Atomic 7: Don't Expect Any Pyro
- The Canadian Music Encyclopedia: Out Of The Shadows With Atomic 7
- Umbrella Music - Not an article, but a video interview with Brian Connelly. Search for "Atomic 7"
- Soulshine, July 8, 2004: Atomic 7 - Dim The Lights, Cue The Hillbillies
- FFWD, July 1, 2004: Review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente
- Echo Weekly - Vol. 7, No. 42 (July 15-21, 2004): Atomic 7 Take 2 - The Case Of Brian Connelly's Underpants
- Straight.com: Atomic 7 Messes With Skynyrd Fans' Minds
- Vue Weekly: Music Notes - Week Of July 15, 2004
- TransformOnline, October 5, 2005: Review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente
Back To The Main Page