You'll also note that the catalog numbers for the band's first two singles on GRT are listed as the same catalog number. This is listed that way in the newsletter. It also lists the first single from HOPE as having a B-side of 'Around the world in EIGHT days'. Another anomaly in the discography is that Perpetual Motion Machine is listed strictly as Perpetual Motion.
|Toronto - Capitol recording artists Klaatu have remained an
enigma since their debut album in August, 1976. The identities of the band's
members have become one of the best-kept secrets in the recording industry,
but as of Monday June 9, 1980 the reclusive group came out of the closet
to prove that they're alive and kicking.
The info is just beginning to filter in: Klaatu is John Woloschuk, Dee Long, and Terry Draper. All three are in their mid-twenties and are Toronto-born and raised.
Woloschuk plays keyboards as well as rhythm and bass guitar. Draper is Klaatu's drummer and percussionist, but he also sits in on keyboards and rhythm guitar. The band's lead guitarist is Dee Long. As the electronic wiz of the group, he's the man behind the synthesizers. The vocals are determined this way: whoever writes the song, sings the song.
The prevailing notion of Klaatu is that all three were studio musicians who got together and formed a band. That isn't true. Woloschuk, Draper and Long knew one another from the various local bands each played in during their teens. It wasn't until Jan 1, 1973 that they stepped into the studio to record Klaatu's first album. Member Woloschuk: "Up to now, there's been no advantage for us to be high profile. It's not a question of shyness, it's just that we'd rather put the emphasis on our product rather than our personalities."
DID YOU KNOW
KLAATU have had all 4 of their albums to date reach the Top 200 Best Selling Albums in the United States. Two of them (3:47 and HOPE were in the Top 100)?
DID YOU KNOW
that the name KLAATU was taken from the 1951 movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still"?
NOW YOU KNOW!
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We took about four months in Toronto writing material and constructing basic arrangements, then we spent two months in Los Angeles recording the album. It is about as basic, structurally, as one is going to hear from us; I mean, we could re-create it pretty well note for note on the stage.
To be continued....
FRANK has been in the record business for 16 years and at the ripe old age of 33 is a veteran in the business having been a record producer (with several U.S. and Canadian hits to his credit), a music publisher, a music journalist and critic, an album jacket designer (with a Grammy nomination for his 'GOODUNS' album jacket - recorded by the King Biscuit Boy - to his credit among other international design awards), an International Director for two major record companies - one English and one American and, as an Englishman (ironically) one of the major promoters and investors in Canadian talent over the last ten years (Prism, Dan Hill, Ian Thomas, Gus, The King Biscuit Boy, Crowbar, Private Eye, Graham Shaw, Fludd, A Foot In Coldwater to name just a few).
Anyway, we felt that FRANK would be the best person to give, in each issue of our newsletter, a complete rundown of our business activities and endeavors which we hope will be of interest to you. In so many of the letters we receive we are asked about our upcoming releases, news on our film ventures, where our records have been or will be released, and many other items that FRANK is more aware of than any of us. So here he comes (and yes, he did work with and for The Beatles in two years in the mid-sixties hence a lot of the rumours surrounding our supposed affiliation with The Beatles)........
Well thank you for the nice introduction. The first thing that I thought we should cover for all those people, and most particularly the avid record collectors among, who have written and asked is a complete and up to date DISCOGRAPHY of all KLAATU's singles and albums.
(all Canadian Albums contain lyric sheets)
DAFFODIL RECORDS OF CANADA:
1975 CALIFORNIA JAM/Dr. Marvello (LP Version) - single (Canada and U.S. / U.K. on Island Records) #DIL 1057 - Special Insert
1975 TRUE LIFE HERO/Hanus Of Uranus (Original Version) - single (Canada only) #DIL 1066
1976 CALLING OCCUPANTS/Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III - single #1073 - Capitol Records worldwide excluding Canada
1977 CALLING OCCUPANTS/Sub Rosa Subway (LP Version) - single #1075 - Capitol Records worldwide excluding Canada
1977 WE'RE OFF YOU KNOW/Around the World in Eight Days - single #1077 - Capitol Records worldwide excluding Canada
1978 DEAR CHRISTINE/Older - single #DFS 1079 - Capitol Records worldwide excluding Canada - Special Sleeve
1979 JUICY LUICY/Perpetual Motion - single #DFS 1080 - (Canada & some foreign territories) - 12 inch version as well
1979 ROUTINE DAY/Silly Boys - single #DFS 1081 (Canada white vinyl - and some foreign territories) - Special Sleeve
1980 KNEE DEEP IN LOVE/Dog Star - single #DFS 1083 - Capitol Records worldwide excluding Canada
1976 3:47 E.S.T. ("KLAATU" the rest of the world) - Album #10054 - Capitol Records worldwide excluding Canada - Special Record Label (Canada only)
1977 HOPE - Album #10057 - Capitol Records worldwide excluding Canada - Special Record Label (Canada only)
1978 SIR ARMY SUIT - Album #16059 - Capitol Records worldwide excluding Canada - Special Record Label (Canada, U.S. and some foreign territories)
1980 ENDANGERED SPECIES - Album #16060 - Capitol Records worldwide excluding Canada - Special Record Label (Canada only)