Friday, March 12, 2010

Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Having An Average Weekend

Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Having An Average Weekend (Kids In The Hall Theme).

Their sound represents the Queen West - Handsome Ned - Cowboy Punk movement of the late seventies and eighties. The movements still going, still evolving; see "The Nationals".

They started out playing the various dives in Kensington Market, like 'The Greeks'. If The Greeks had sawdust on the floor to soak up all the spilt beer it would have been better - but it didn't, and it wasn't - get used to it.

Kids in the Hall are Back, with a new production on CBC, so I had to get my fix today. Still a great sound. Hope you enjoyed it.

Shadowy Men signed with independent label "K Records" out of Olympia, Washington, says blog ..., owned, and operated by Calvin Johnson. The K motto is “exploding the teenage underground into passionate revolt against the corporate ogre since 1982.” The label has been so influential in anti-corporate independent music and underground DIY punk culture, particularly in the Olympia music scene, that it was the subject of a documentary directed by Heather Rose Dominic entitled The Shield Around the K, with a tagline of “Do It Yourself”.
(my emphasis)

That pretty well sums up what I've been doing around here. Doesn't work though; unless the parents are with the kids - then you stop wars and stuff.

Apparently Kurt Cobain tattooed a small shield with a K inside on his arm that referenced the label. I want one to go beside my Hunter S. Thompson icon in the side bar. I will go get that now.

Former Shadowy man now producer sound designer, Don Pyle carries on the cowboy surf (punk) tradition, plus much more at his site.

Thanks for the image,


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