Sunday, May 09, 2010

Shadowy Men At A Shadowy CBC

Remember the cool theme song from the original Kids In The Hall television series? In case you didn't know, the song was called, Having An Average Weekend by the Toronto band, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, who also supplied the background and going to/coming back from commercial musical segments. Their short catchy surf-guitar instrumentals gave the show a certain style and atmosphere that provided the Kid's show an edgy feel. I even bought their cassette, Savvy Show Stoppers, that contained Average Weekend and a bunch of other great grooving toe-tapping songs. The only thing that sometimes bugs me about instrumental bands is that I keep expecting the vocals, the songs sometimes feel like extra long intros to songs. But then again, vocals might completely ruin a good instrumental band and might not be a good match at all.

What I've posted is a live session on a CBC radio broadcast, probably Brave New Waves from the late 80's or early 90's. I vaguely remember hearing them on the program around this time, though it might have been another appearance (They did a number of interviews and live segments on CBC). Sorry, I don't have the broadcast date or the track listing, so you'll have to listen to the whole thing and if you can provide me with more information, please let me know.

"Brave New Waves"
CBC Studio
Radio Broadcast (Date unknown?)

(FYI: The tracks are numbered 11-25 because they are taken from a source that had other songs on it, ignore it.)

Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet- CBC. rar


bob said...

Great band. thank's

Gene Poole said...

Yes! Great post. Super-excited for the reunion shows this summer.

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