Album review: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Sport Fishin’ (1993)

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 27, 1993 By Steve Newton There’s a tune on this Shadowy Men release called “We’re Not a Fucking Surf Band”, but I dunno—the Shadowy Men still sound like a surf band to me, and that’s a good thing. There’s nothing cooler than the sound of a trebly, reverb-laden … Continue reading Album review: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Sport Fishin’ (1993)

Album review: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Savvy Show Stoppers (1990)

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 13, 1990 By Steve Newton With winter here for a while, there’s no better way to recreate the joy of carefree summer cruisin’ than throwing some surf music on the ol’ turntable. The ol’ CD player, I mean. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet are Canada’s foremost … Continue reading Album review: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Savvy Show Stoppers (1990)

Shadowy Men learned to play by mimicking Alice Cooper and the Sex Pistols

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 16, 1991 By Steve Newton Plenty of rock ’n’ roll groups have risen from unlikely beginnings, but the Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet were shoved into the spotlight in a particularly unusual way—their first gig was the result of a dare to open for the band that … Continue reading Shadowy Men learned to play by mimicking Alice Cooper and the Sex Pistols

Atomic 7 Messes With Skynyrd Fans’ Minds

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JULY 22, 2004 By Steve Newton That Brian Connelly guy has got it goin' on! His snazzy fretwork with Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet during the late '80s/early '90s helped make that group the leading instro-rock outfit in Canada, and his current trio, Atomic 7, is continuing the legacy. So … Continue reading Atomic 7 Messes With Skynyrd Fans’ Minds