Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Treated to Expanded Reissue Series

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Treated to Expanded Reissue Series
While Canadian surf-strumental icons Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet were set to be treated to a vinyl reissue campaign in 2012, those plans primarily went up in smoke once Mammoth Cave Recording Co. shuttered its doors. Good news, though: Yep Roc is now stepping in to properly reissue the band's back catalogue.

The U.S. label will deliver CD, LP and digital packages behind a trio of Shadowy releases on September 16. This includes 1988's Savvy Show Stoppers, 1991's Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham, and 1993's Sport Fishin': The Lure of the Bait, The Luck of the Hook.

For the reissues, the recordings have been remastered from first-generation tapes, with engineer Peter J. Moore having handled the job. Each reissue preserves the running order of their original release, but also tacks on a handful of bonus cuts. For Sport Fishin', this include a pair of tracks cut between the Shadowy Men and B-52s frontman Fred Schneider.

The extras will appear on the CD, while vinyl fiends can grab the tracks via an included digital download card.

Additionally, the reissues feature expanded artwork and come with liner notes prepped by the likes of Bon Von Wheelie, Bry Webb and Scott McCaughey, as well as contextual essays written by the band themselves.

You'll find all of the tracklisting details down below.

Tour dates are said to be on the horizon, with Sadies bassist Dallas Good subbing for original rhythm player Reid Diamond, who passed away in 2001 after a battle with cancer.

Savvy Show Stoppers:

1. Good Cop Bad Cop
2. Musical Interlude
3. Theme From T.V.
4. Zombie Compromise
5. Malfunction
6. Shake Some Evil
7. You Spin Me Round '86
8. Vibrolux Deluxe
9. Run Chicken Run
10. Bennett Cerf
11. Egypt Texas
12. Customized
13. Our Weapons Are Useless
14. Shadowy Countdown
15. Harlem By The Sea
16. Having An Average Weekend
 
Bonus Tracks:

- Big Saxophone Lie
- Misty
- Summer Wind
- Big Baby
- Customized (Sax Tape)
 
Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham:

1. Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham
2. Reid's Situation
3. I Know a Guy Named Larry
4. Exit From Vince Lombardi High School
5. Aunt's Invasion
6. Running Meredith
7. Bang Bang
8. Hot Boxcar
9. 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
15. D. Tour
16. Hunter S. Thompson's Younger Brother
17. Misogomy & the Object
18. Ben Hur Picked Off in a Gazebo
19. Who's Afraid of Alison Hymer/Wow Flutter Hiss
20.  You Spin Me Round '86
21. Babakganoosh
22. Siesta Cinema
23. Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham Reprise
24. Thanks for Buying Our Vinyl

Bonus Tracks:

- The Alouette (She Was Canada's First Satellite, Way Before the Americans Even)
- Tired Of Waking Up Tired
- Rover And Rusty
- Foreign / Aft
- Santa's Compromise
- Winterfresh
- Deck The Halls
- Having An Average Weekend '78
 
Sport Fishin':  The Lure of the Bait, The Luck of the Hook:
 
1. Unwatchable A
2. Spend A Night, Not A Fortune
3. Three Piece Suit
4. Fortune Tellin' Chicken
5. Relax You Will Think You Are A Chicken
6. Plastics For 500, Bob
7. That Wuz Ear Me Callin' A Horse
8. The Singing Cowboy
9. Farbs
10. Spy School Graduation Theme
11. Cheese In The Fridge
12. Unwatchable B
13. Mecca
14. Haig, Earl
15. Algoma Reflections
16. We're Not A Fucking Surf Band
17. Peas Porridge Rock
18. Honey, You're Wasting Ammo
19. They Don't Call Them Chihuahuas Anymore
20. Off Our Back Conrad Black
21. We'll Be Right Back
22. What I Like About Grease
23.Memories of Gay Paree
24. Babywetsitself
 
Bonus Tracks:

- Lick (ft. Fred Schneider)
- Sugar In My Hog (ft. Fred Schneider)
- The Last Of My Hiccups
- The Jehrney
- Song of the Lobster
- Underground Sounds
- 16 Encores