Sunday, July 15, 2012

Recording: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Artist: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Song: a whole bunch of songs*

Recorded at Lee's Palace, July 14, 2012.

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Algoma Reflections / Bennett Cerf

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Zombie Compromise / Musical Interlude / (Relax) You Will Think You Are A Chicken / Hot Box Car

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Hunter S. Thompson's Younger Brother

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Having An Average Weekend

Full review to follow. Well, first off, there was so much goodness here — and such a flurry of songs tackled — that I'm sticking up more stuff than usual. And (see below) I'm posting first and figuring out titles later, so leave a comment if you know any of these off the top of your head. The songs mostly came in bunches of three or four played with no pause in between, so besides picking some individual highlights, there's also a representative burst.

I last saw Shadowy men play back when Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham came out — I think it was '93, which makes this an unusually long time between seeing a band twice. I never would have thought this was going to happen, but Dallas Good filled in for deceased bassist Reid Diamond with aplomb, and on the whole, it was a joyful occasion.

* I know all these songs, but the titles are well-elusive to me at the moment. Hopefully a photo of the setlist will show up online — feel free to forward it my way if you see one. Otherwise, I'll have to dig out the old cassettes to try and nail down these song titles. If you can fill any of these in, please leave a comment! Big thanks to Owen Gwilliam for nailing the song titles!

1 comment:

  1. The "two unknown songs" are "Algoma Reflections" and "Bennett Cerf".

    The "four unknown songs" are "Zombie Compromise", "Musical Interlude", "(Relax) You Will Think You Are A Chicken" and "Hot Box Car"

    The last "unknown" is "Hunter S. Thompson's Younger Brother".