02
Oct
07

Klaatu “3:47 EST”

Listening to The Knack made me think about Klaatu, even though I can’t find my Klaatu album, which is probably just as well, it would probably not pass the nostalgia/nausea quotient. But it always makes me happy to think about Klaatu, who REALLY WERE supposed to be The Beatles in secret identity. I don’t know if the band started that rumor– I suspect they didn’t– but I’m sure it didn’t hurt record sales.

Looking them up on the big internet, I find that THEY have a website, have released 10 records over the years, and one of them recently died. I think it might not be such a good idea for me to be looking up these bands on the internet. There is not likely going to be anything that doesn’t depress me one way or another.

One of the reasons, I guess, that the Beatles rumor started was that they didn’t list their names on the record or have a picture of the band. There is a picture of them, however, on Wikipedia: there are three guys, and it looks like: porn star John Holmes, Don Van Vliet, and either Ben or Jerry from Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Now THAT’S a supergroup!

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3 Responses to “Klaatu “3:47 EST””


  1. October 2, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    krazy, I was just going to comment with a link to that article too! It’s really bizarre that you would think of Klaatu just now, having just read that article yesterday. I still think it’s weird that people were so desperate to think that they were the beatles!

  2. October 3, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    Yeah, that’s strange that article just appeared– I hadn’t seen it or anything– I’m just kind of ALWAYS thinking about Klaatu and those weird cultural oddities. Like when people thought Ray Speen was really Ethan Hawke. Thanks for the link, Jeff and Q-Luv!

    If pictures of the band had leaked out back then, instead of The Beatles, people might have thought they were Steely Dan!


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