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Beatles surrogate: KLAATU
13 February 2011
7.24pm
Choking Smoker
St Peters Church
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Anyone know KLAATU? If you do, what do you think of Klaatu?

For me the first two LPs 3:47 EST and especially HOPE are absolute masterworks and they resemble the late Beatles Sgt Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour Phase so much it´s really incredible. Like with the Beatles, I never get tired of listening to these two LPs, and I keep discovering new things.

My favourites: Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III, Around the Universe in Eighty Days, Long Live Politzania, but all tracks are just great. 

If you haven´t heard of KLAATU and you love the late Beatles stuff, go the them, they´re THE perfect Beatles surrogate!

13 February 2011
7.31pm
mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
Apple rooftop
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There was a conspiracy that they were the Beatles reformed, back in the late 70's. Clues included that one song, when played backwards, says "It's us The Beatles", and a voice analysis test claimed The singer of Klaatu and McCartney sounded the same. The group is a trio of Canadians.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
13 February 2011
7.49pm
Choking Smoker
St Peters Church
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Yes, and the song structure and instrumentation were so beatlish. Quite clever to keep the real identities uncovered and the record company used this, the records really sold well. But still, its wasn´t just a marketing trick, they were just so good!

13 February 2011
8.02pm
DoctorRobert
Through the bathroom window
Shea Stadium
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XTC? Badfinger? Oasis? Del Amitri? The Monkees?

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
13 February 2011
8.12pm
Choking Smoker
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Yea, but none of these have this artistic sophistication and humor like the Beatles had…

13 February 2011
8.16pm
Choking Smoker
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.. but I admit I haven´t heard of Del Amitri.. What´s that?

13 February 2011
8.17pm
mr. Sun king coming together
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I dunno, Badfinger is pretty great, Especially the original version of Without You. But the Next Beatles they Weren't.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
14 February 2011
12.37am
Kail
A Beginning
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My favorite Klaatu song was "Real Life Hero".

14 February 2011
5.47am
vonbontee
Inside a Letterbox
Apple rooftop
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Those first two Klaatu albums are pretty fine ear-candy indeed.  I think "Sub-Rosa Subway" is my favourite. Ive never been crazy about the Muppet-vocal on "Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III" though.

Another supposed Beatles-Klaatu connection as conspiracy fuel: The Day The Earth Stood Still  (1951 SciFi film) was the inspiration of both the name Klaatu and the album cover of Ringo's Goodnight Vienna.

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
14 February 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together
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Yes Von!!! 15 Awesome points. I was to lazy to type that out.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
14 February 2011
9.53pm
The Walrus
Working for the national health
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Choking Smoker said:

.. but I admit I haven´t heard of Del Amitri.. What´s that?


And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
16 February 2011
8.09pm
Choking Smoker
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Wow, i like it… but check this out version, these boys are amazing:

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17 February 2014
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c64wood
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That's one of the things I thought was genius about it. Squish an oddity that sounds like Paul's "Granny Music" in there.  Granted, it took a few listens to get used to the muppet-vocal.

vonbontee said
Those first two Klaatu albums are pretty fine ear-candy indeed.  I think "Sub-Rosa Subway" is my favourite. Ive never been crazy about the Muppet-vocal on "Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III" though.

 

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