Klaatu is Klaatu.
That’s what they told the journalists, but the less publicity they wanted... the more they got when the rumor that they were The Beatles reunited under a new name swept the globe.
Klaatu consisted of three veteran musicians from the Canadian bar-band scene: John Woloschuk, Dee Long, and Terry Draper. Tired of playing in clubs and tired of life on the road, the band was determined to hold their ground, let the music speak for itself, and not reveal their identities.
They had spent three long years experimenting at night in the recording studio owned by Terry Brown (Producer of Rush) and Doug Riley (Dr. Music) to complete an album filled with creative new sounds and innovative techniques. To them, the studio was a fourth band member... and another reason why they didn't want to tour.
John and Dee were somewhat reclusive, extremely talented, classically trained musicians who loved the creative process, and shunned all other aspects of the musician's lifestyle. Terry was a gregarious drummer, tired of touring, who worked in a record store and later as a roofer to make ends meet. He was inspired by the creative process, too.
Together, they were one of the most musically gifted bands of the 1970s: A band whose genius was overshadowed by what was later perceived as a hoax akin to the "Paul is Dead" phenomenon of the late 1960s.