Rock My World Canada, chapter 95: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

[Mike Car has created a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. – AC]

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet are a Juno Award-winning instrumental rock band from Toronto, formed in 1984. They remain best known for the track “Having an Average Weekend”, which was used as the theme to the Canadian sketch comedy TV show The Kids in the Hall. They are commonly classified as a surf band, though they rejected the label, going so far as to release a track called “We’re Not a Fucking Surf Band”, although they also later released a compilation box set titled Oh, I Guess We Were a Fucking Surf Band After All.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here. Follow Mike on Facebook and Twitter.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Rock My World Canada, chapter 95: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

  • August 28, 2019 at 9:50 am
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    I used to have a t-shirt that said: My parents went to see Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and all they got me was this crappy t-shirt

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