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Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet was a Canadian instrumental rock band, formed in 1984. They remain perhaps best-known for the track "Having an Average Weekend", which was used as the theme song to The Kids in the Hall. They also played on some tracks of Fred Schneider's solo album, Just Fred.


The band members were:


They released a string of EPs and singles throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, achieving some success. The group also appeared on many compilation albums. The band won a 1992 Juno Award from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for "Instrumental Artist of The Year". The group disbanded in 1996.




  • Love Without Words (1985)
  • Wow Flutter Hiss '86 (1986)
  • Schlagers! (1987)
  • Live Record With Extra Bread And Cheese (1987)
  • Explosion of Taste (1988)
  • Reid Does Neil (1988)
  • Music For Pets (1991)
  • Tired Of Waking Up Tired (1991 split single with Change Of Heart)
  • Just Married (1991)
  • Dog & Squeegie (1992)
  • Sport Fishin' Accessories (1993 promo-only CD single)
  • Take Outs (1993)
  • It's A Wonderful Record! (1994)

Later Projects

After the breakup, Brian Connelly was in a short-lived trio called Heatseekers, and currently leads his own instrumental trio, Atomic 7. Reid and Don went on to form another instrumental band, Phono-Comb with Dallas Good from The Sadies and Beverly Breckenridge from Fifth Column. After that group ended, Reid started Danny & Reid's Motion Machine, and Don teamed up with Andrew Zealley to form Greek Buck.


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