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3:47 E.S.T. [AKA: KLAATU]



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3.40 | 157 ratings

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3 stars Was it The Beatles? Does it really matter?

This release marked the first of Klaatu's carreer, and it set the stage for what their sound was. Luckaly, since I live in Canada, and radio air waves must be filled with a certen amount of Canadian music, you can hear the first track on the album 'Calling Occupants of Interplanitary Crafts' once in a while on some classic rock radio stations. I jump for joy when it does happen, since it's a beautiful song. The other longer song on the album 'Little Neutrino' paints a very lovely picture, being one of the darkest songs musicly written by Klaatu. The atmosphere of the song alone is enough to give one shivers. These two songs are instint classics to me, and my music library would not be complete without them.

The other songs on the album are less then classics, but still some what enjoyable. Anus of Uranus and Sir Bodsworth Ruggesby III are very 'fun' songs, complete counters to 'Little Neutrino', being half it's length, and bouncie little songs. They are increadibly fun to listen to and blast at parties if you want to get people to look at the stario and wonder 'what is he playing?' They're just plain fun.

The rest of the album is rather forgettable. They sound like the songs from 'The Beatles' albums that are there for filler. This is probibly why alot of people mistook them for 'The Beatles' back in the day (only a Canadian three pease band can be confused for the 'Fab Four'). Each of these four songs are more of the 'pop rock' you find on a soft rock radio station, so it will please most poeple with not being 'too deep'.

The first album by Klaatu definitly opened doors for them, and still to this day is one of my favourit bands. When the songs are good, they're great. But you'll find youself skipping over every other song.

A very solid three stars.

mothershabooboo | 3/5 |


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