Any other Klaatu fans out there?

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  1. mike_decock

    mike_decock Supporting Actor

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    After 20 years I'm still compelled to pull out "Hope" every now and then. Just curious if anybody else is still stuck on these guys.

    -Mike...
     
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    I really liked that album when it came out. I'll bet I haven't listened to it in at least 12 years or so. Remember all that "Beatles" hype? Their second album, "Sir Army Suit" I believe, had a couple of good tunes but that was about it, as a whole it wasn't very good.
     
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    Mike, you go ahead and pull out Hope. I, however, will stick with their brilliant debut album Klaatu! [​IMG]
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    I loved CALLING OCCUPANTS OF INTERPLANETARY CRAFT till The Carpenters did a cover of it![​IMG]
    Todd Rundgren was alledged to be behind Klaatu at one point too. SIR ARMY SUITE was there third album, I think, and I loved it. I liked every Klaatu album I ever heard. I think I just heard the first four. They put out a couple more years later that are a mystery to me.
    ANUS OF URANUS, SELL OUT SELL OUT, HOWL AT THE MOON, TRUE LIFE HERO, LITTLE NUTRINO, ROUTINE DAY....I remember Klaatu fondly!
     
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    Thanks for the memory-jogger, gang! Klaatu was among my faves 25 years ago; I've always loved 3:47 EST (their first platter), and I was particularily thrilled and moved by Hope. The third album, Sir Army Suit, was a decent pop record, but paled in comparison to the first two. I'm off to my basement to root out those old records now...Cheers!

    DS.
     
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    You folks owe it to yourselves to try and pick up "Peaks," a terrific compilation CD from all of Klaatu's albums.

    I was just thinking about adding some Klaatu songs from "Peaks" to my iPod, but now I'll definitely have to!
     
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    I think I have everything Klaatu on CD or LP, multiple copies of some of them. The obsession started when I was 11 and my brother had "Hope". I used to play it over and over except I would skip "Madman" 'cause it was kinda creepy.
    I kind of forgot about it until I was about 17 and saw the album in a used record store. I rediscovered it and started collecting their albums. I even have Sir Army Suit on 8-track [​IMG].
    The funniest thing about this obsession is that as the years went by, I would hear snippets of music that reminded me of them. The strongest impression was when watching McDonald's commercials. It was something about the orchestration and composition.
    Years later I found out that in fact Dee Long had been writing jingles for McDonalds among other things. Good to know I wasn't imagining things, but recognizing an obscure artist's work 20 years later is a little odd.
    It's nice to know I'm not the only one who knows about these guys.
    -Mike...
     

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