RECORD STORE DAY 2016 > Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - I Guess We Were A Fucking Surf Band

Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet

I Guess We Were A Fucking Surf Band


Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: Vinyl Box Set
Label: Yep Roc Records
Quantity: 750
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release


Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, formed in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1984. They released a total of three albums before disbanding in 1996. The band was known for their rock instrumentals, that were often defined as "surf rock," a label the band rejected. However, the band did find success in the surf-rock revival of the late '80s and early '90s. Perhaps their best known song is, "Having an Average Weekend," made famous due to its use as the theme to the hit sketch comedy TV show, The Kids in the Hall. Yep Roc Records is proud to be re-releasing all three original studio albums on vinyl along with a bonus LP of B-sides, rarities and unreleased material in one box-set called, I Guess We Were A Fucking Surf Band After All for Record Store Day 2016.

Savvy Show Stoppers LP
Side A
01 Good Cop Bad Cop
02 Musical Interlude
03 Theme From T.V.
04 Zombie Compromise
05 Malfunction (Joe Dundrell)
06 Shake Some Evil
07 You Spin Me Round ‘86
08 Vibrolux Deluxe
09 Run Chicken Run
10 Weird Beards

Side B
01 Bennett Cerf
02 Egypt Texas
03 Customized
04 Our Weapons Are Useless
05 Shadowy Countdown
06 Harlem By The Sea
07 Having An Average Weekend
08 Boogie In G

Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham LP
Side A
01 Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham
02 Reid's Situation
03 I Know a Guy Named Larry
04 Exit From Vince Lombardi High School
05 Aunt's Invasion
06 Running Meredith
07 Bang Bang
08 Hot Boxcar
09 In My Room
10 Dewy Drops of Spring
11 5 American 6 Canadian
12 Who Painted Whistler's Mother
13 Case of the Missing Lady Fingers
14 Jackpot

Side B
01 D. Tour
02 Hunter S. Thompson's Younger Brother
03 Misogomy & the Object
04 Ben Hur Picked Off in a Gazebo
05 Who's Afraid of Alison Hymer/Wow Flutter Hiss
06 You Spin Me Round '86
07 Babakganoosh
08 Siesta Cinema
09 Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham Reprise
10 Thanks for Buying Our Vinyl
11 Shakin' All Over (hidden track)

Sport Fishin’: The Lure of the Bait, The Luck of the Hook LP
Side A
01 Unwatchable A
02 Spend A Night, Not A Fortune
03 Three Piece Suit
04 Fortune Tellin’ Chicken
05 Relax You Will Think You Are A Chicken
06 Plastics For 500, Bob
07 That Wuz Ear Me Callin' A Horse
08 The Singing Cowboy
09 Farbs
10 Spy School Graduation Theme
11 Cheese In The Fridge

Side B
01 Unwatchable B
02 Mecca Remix
03 Haig, Earl The Goodest One
04 Algoma Reflections
05 We’re Not A Fucking Surf Band
06 Peas Porridge Rock
07 Honey, You're Wasting Ammo
08 They Don't Call Them Chihuahuas Anymore
09 Off Our Back Conrad Black
10 We'll Be Right Back
11 What I Like About Grease
12 Memories of Gay Paree
13 Babywetsitself

Soft Polished Separates LP
Side A
01 Big Saxophone Lie
02 The Alouette (She Was Canada’s First Satellite Way Before the Americans Even)
03 Summer Wind
04 Tired of Waking Up Tired
05 Lick
06 Winterfresh (Vinyl Dub)
07 Rover and Rusty
08 Big Baby
09 Santa's Compromise
10 Deck The Halls
11 Having An Average Weekend '78

Side B
01 The Last Of My Hiccups
02 Sugar In My Hog
03 Customized (Sax Tape)
04 Popcorn
05 Misty
06 The Jehrney (Bass Taste)
07 Song of the Lobster
08 Foreign/Aft
09 Underground Sounds
10 16 Encores