He has a radio program on WXOU out of Oakland University
Wild At Heart
I was so busy Sunday night and rushing to get my blog done, I forgot to do my band of the week segment. I have had a few people enjoying this so I don't want to pass over enlightening the blog audience on some really cool bands that any serious music fan should know. This week I'm going old school for a band that reminds me of the Beatles with their sound. The band is Klaatu and they were a Canadian progressive rock group formed in 1973 by the duo of John Woloschuk and Dee Long and named themselves after the extraterrestrial by the same name portrayed by Michael Rennie in the film classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Their debut album, self-titled in the US, contained no biographical details but felt very Beatlesque, thus inspiring a rumour by Rhode Island Journal reviewer Steve Smith in February 1977 that the album was an anonymous project by The Beatles. The rumour turned into a global phenomenon with Beatles fans being fed "clues" by radio stations and print media alike. Despite the hoopla, the band never made a big splash in the states despite some stellar albums. The band has put out albums on-and-off for decades, the last original work being in 1980 with various collections and rareity albums thru 2009.
This video contains footage of an unfinished animated Klaatu film which would've run 30 minutes and contain 6 songs by the band.
Hope you enjoy this music and catch you next week.