From the Record Shelf

Back in high school, a good friend introduced me to the music of Klaatu, a Canadian pop group who in the 70’s was widely believed to be the reincarnation of the Beatles. Klaatu’s production sounds like a combination of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra, and the Bee Gees.

“Routine Day,” above, is such a lovely pop ballad. The track below, “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft,” is Klaatu’s most famous song; it’s from the album “Hope.” The Carpenters covered it; however, Karen’s earnest, sleepy version doesn’t do the song justice.

I thought I’d share them since the group is such an unknown gem.

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  1. Being Canadian myself I never heard of this group growing up. Although my Grandma had a cassette of The Carpenters greatest hits which included a version of Calling Occupants (of interplanetary craft).

    Hi Miss Tango. Thanks for your post. I’m surprised this group wasn’t more popular.

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