A smart and energetic pop band that lived along the edges of the Los Angeles paisley underground scene in the 1980s, Wednesday Week were the brainchild of guitarist, singer, and songwriter Kristi Callan and her sister Kelly Callan, who played drums and contributed backing vocals. The Callan sisters began making music together in 1979, forming a short-lived band called the Undeclared, which evolved into a trio known as Goat Deity in 1980 with the arrival of guitarist Steve Wynn. Wynn left the band when his other group, the Dream Syndicate, became a full-time concern, and in 1981 the arrival of bassist Kjehl Johansen (ex-Urinals) led to another name change, to Narrow Adventure. The group finally became Wednesday Week in 1983, when David Provost took over for Johansen on bass, though by the end of that year he left the band and Heidi Rodewald stepped in. The band made its recording debut in 1983, appearing on a pair of compilation albums, The Warf Rat Tales (which also featured the Rain Parade, the Leaving Trains, and the Last) and The Radio Tokyo Tapes (other acts included the Long Ryders, the Minutemen, the Three O'Clock, and the Bangles), as well as releasing a five-song EP, Betsy's House.