Klaatu – 3:47 E.S.T.
Release date:August 11, 1976
Genre: Progressive Rock
Woloschuk got together with Long, with the initial intention of making "Klaatu" a non-touring group. Calling themselves, "Klaatu" — after the peace emissary in the 1951 movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" — they wrote, recorded, and inventively engineered an album that was so creative it was compared to bands such as Pink Floyd, ELO, and The Beatles.
In 1976, Capitol Records in L.A. signed a three records deal and the band demanded not to appear in public, play live or give interviews to support the album. In fact, nobody at Capitol even knew who the band was.
Their first album, "3:47 EST" (in Canada) and "Klaatu" ( in the United States) released in August 1976. The album contained what would turn out to be their signature song, "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft", as well as re-releases of "California Jam", "Dr Marvello", "Sub Rosa Subway" and "Hanus of Uranus", now dubbed "Anus of Uranus". Untypical of what was being heard on the radio at the time, sales were less than phenomenal. Refusing to approach the business of putting out music any other way than their own, the group then headed to England to work on their next album.
A rumor concocted by "Providence Journal" reviewer Steve Smith in February 1977 that the album might be an anonymous project by the Beatles themselves. The rumor turned into a global phenomenon with Beatles fans being fed "clues" by radio stations and print media alike.
- Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
- California Jam
- Anus Of Uranus
- Sub-Rosa Subway
- True Life Hero
- Doctor Marvello
- Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
- Little Neutrino
- John Woloschuk - Vocals, Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Synthesizers, Percussion
- Dee Long - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Electric Sitar, Synthesizers, Ukelele, Telegraphy, Mellotron,
- Terry Draper - Drums, Percussion, Tympani, Vocals