Saturday, November 27, 2010

Artist: Klaatu, Album: Endangered Species, Song: Howl At The Moon

"She was a sleek and slender enchantress.  I'd met in the Casbah.  When her green eyes first met mine, I was overwhelmed with awe."  Klaatu was a rock band from Toronto that was formed in the early seventies.  They were signed to Capitol records and released their debut in 1976.  The band has one of the most interesting stories in Canadian history.  Shortly after the release of their debut, a journalist in Providence, Rhode Island incorrectly reported that Klaatu were actually the Beatles recording under a pseudonym.  The band's sound was similar and the album credits didn't include any pictures of the band or names.  Couple that with the swirling rumours of Paul McCartney's supposed death at the time.  The band's album sales suddenly spiked!  The party continued until the release of this album, Endangered Species, in 1980.  It was the first album by the band that listed more information about where the band was located and it's members.  The album wasn't as commercially successful but it did include this gem at the end of side one, entitled, Howl At The Moon.  Klaatu would release one more album in 1981 before calling it a career.  Their discography was remastered by Bullseye Records.  Unfortunately though, Bullseye is no longer so the only copies available are floating around in the second hand market.  At the time of this blog, Endangered Species, was trading on Ebay and Amazon between $10 and $100. You can hear the song, Howl At The Moon, on You Tube (  As always, you can hear this song as well as others that I blog about each day on Live 365 (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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