Thursday, April 30, 2009

100 words about Klaatu

The biography of the Canadian progressive rock band Klaatu on Pandora spoke mostly of a rumor that the band was actually the Beatles, started by suggestions in a college newspaper. The rumor provided Klaatu with numbers beyond what a sci-fi boogie band would generally garner, and with that rumor's dissolution went their sales. I wondered how anyone could have fallen for such a flimsy scam; Klaatu are obviously too awesome to have been the Beatles. The Beatles may be many things, but alien orgone rockers they are not. What greater revolution could you say you want than a low-slung orbit?

(Paul McCartney as a Vulcan courtesy of the iPhone Face Melter)

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