Label: Capitol Records - 2S 068-85134 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: France • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Prog Rock
In the U. Internationally, the group's pop-influenced blend of rock styles has led to them being known as the "Canadian Beatles ". Their first two albums, EST and Hopeinclude a wide variety of genres. Subsequent albums were less well received. Marvello" and the hit single "California Jam" were credited to "Chip Dale," a collective pseudonym for Woloschuk and frequent co-writer Dino Tome.
The band elected to include no photos, no individual musician credits, and no biographical information in the album package; all songs were simply listed as being written and published by "Klaatu. The album was met with moderately positive reviews but by Christmas of that year, sales had stalled. In FebruaryProvidence Journal reviewer Steve Smith recalled an article published in speculating that EST could actually be a release by a secretly reunited Beatles recording under a pseudonym, leading to widespread rumours.
These rumours were fueled by a number of factors, including the fact that their album was released under Capitol Records, the mystery of missing artist and producer credits, and the fact that Klaatu's vocal style and musical creativity could be considered similar to the Beatles.
While all this was happening, Klaatu were in England, recording their second album. They were somewhat aware of the situation with regards to the rumors, but did not take them entirely seriously — possibly because the UK's New Musical Express famously published an article on the Beatles-as-Klaatu theory under the title "Deaf Idiot Journalist Starts Beatle Rumour.
Copyright Office and uncovered the band members' real names. The band's second album Hopereleased inincluded orchestral contributions by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Sir Army Suittheir third album, is notable for the track "Silly Boys", which contains the entire lyrical portion of their single "Hanus of Uranus" — a song later re-recorded as "Anus of Uranus" for their first album — backwards-masked interspersed between the "Silly Boys" lyrics.
For both these releases, the band continued their policy of not including any individual names of band members in the credits, nor did they play any live shows or make any public appearances to promote these Untitled - Andrew Kirschner - Empty Vessel. Following that, Guest and Mathieson got permission from Capitol Records to create a vehicle for Klaatu's songs.
They wrote and directed a half-hour television special they titled Happy New Year Planet Earthhoping that it would get yearly broadcasts as an alternative to Christmas specials. New Year's Eve was Mathieson's birthday.
Again the group Klaatu was photographed and rotoscoped, with an astronaut wraparound created to connect the six Klaatu songs. Although the project was completed, Guest and Mathieson were dropped by their Canadian film investment group and wound up financing it themselves.
They never released it. The only example of the project that has ever seen the light of day is the video for "A Routine Day", which was the original broadcast rock video. However, inthe group permitted the film to be screened in its uncompleted state at the KlaatuKon convention in Toronto. Upon the release of their fourth studio album, Endangered Speciesinthe band for the first time included their individual names in the album package, and the songs were now credited to their individual writers.
Subsequent re-issues of earlier Klaatu material, as well as newly published Klaatu sheet music, also gave credit to the actual songwriters of each track, rather than a collective credit. Although forced by Capitol to record Endangered Species in Los Angeles using established studio musicians to shore up the group's commercial chances, the album was a critical and commercial flop. The album's poor showing resulted in Capitol Records dropping the group.
As a contractual obligation to Capitol-EMI in Canada, the band was forced to play their first-ever live dates and tour most of Canada to promote Magentalane. However, in April Dee Long — never fond of performing live, by most accounts California Jam - Klaatu - Klaatu quit Typhoon - Asami Kobayashi - Cryptograph group.
Although Woloschuk and Draper carried on performing for a few more An Bháisteach Anuas - Saileog Ní Cheannabháin - i bhfior-dheiriú oidhche, Klaatu officially disbanded in August of the same year.
The trio very briefly reunited inat George Martin 's Air Studios in London with John Jones to record a single, "Woman", though no one was particularly happy with the results, since the song was written by someone outside of the band Paul Vincent Gunia for the German TV series Tatort. The single was released only in West Germany and did Danzón Para Tres Trompetas - Orquesta 440* - Forbidden Cuba In The 80s Vol.
1 Horns In The Night chart, making it an extremely rare item in the Klaatu catalogue, particularly since it was not included on the two later rarities collections. The three former members of Klaatu reunited on May 7,for a brief — and mostly acoustic — performance at Toronto's KlaatuKon. Klaatu's albums were released on CD format rather late, and up until the s several companies, including Capitol Recordsreleased the albums with incorrect California Jam - Klaatu - Klaatu orders.
Finally, Bullseye Records, with the help of the band itself, released the albums in their original track listings. InBullseye Records released a 2-CD collection entitled Sun Setwhich California Jam - Klaatu - Klaatu a number of rarities, demos, rare early singles, and other odds and ends recorded during the group's career. Perhaps most interesting was the original version of Hope which had been delivered to Capitol Records, including the complete contributions made by the London Symphony Orchestrawhich had California Jam - Klaatu - Klaatu been removed from the version which was eventually released.
The set also included a page booklet including interviews with all of the former members of the band. Bullseye Records of Canada also released Raarities in ; oddly enough, this collection was originally released only in a vinyl LP format. Raarities probably appeals more to the group's hardcore fans since most of the material on the record consists of alternate mixes and single versions, as opposed to Sun Setwhich focused on unreleased material and the alternate version of Hope.
Proud Profession - Morton Downey, Jr.* - Proud Profession / Boulevard Of Broken Dreams March 15,Klaatu announced the creation of their new record label, Klaatunes California Jam - Klaatu - Klaatu. The band also created an official website to go along with the new label.
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