When the original band wanted to release today’s song, it was thought to be too long for commercial radio play. A band member gave it to a DJ friend and interest was generated. This song defies or mixes genres seamlessly switching from serious matter to comic absurdity.

The original band’s monosyllabic name could certainly mean more than one thing. They still play occasional shows but without two of their original band members and with one idol in the front.

Our Shadow band hails from Beantown but is named for a Minneapolis thoroughfare.


The 5 O’Clock Shadow is Presented by Flying Dog Brewery.