Klaatu- Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft


"Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft", by Klaatu.



Rich Fahsbender
Who's here from the Polyphonic video?
Devin Devon
The Carpenters covered this. The Carpenters also covered "Ticket To Ride". That settles it, the Beatles AND Klaatu were actually... the Carpenters.
BUZZ ELLIOTT
I don't care who Klaatu sound like, this song is an absolute classic which has stood the test of time, great arrangement, and top class musicianship all round, personally I love it !
NOT ME!
take acid, pop this on vinyl, and i'll meet you on the moon in five.
progrockdoc
This album has some of the best production values ever - headphone earcandy, deep with layers of subliminal touches like a good George Martin album. Been enjoyng it for almost 40 years.
Bob Joe
"My battery is low and it's getting dark" - from a most extaordinary, interplanetary craft.
ADLINKS
Mindhunter
Ernest Sauter
This track could have fit very comfortably on magical mystery tour
lurch321
I can see the Flaming Lips covering this.
acebackwords
Wow!  This sounds just like Klaatu!!
DGJ P
Klaatu’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
Matheussen38
Written by Terry Draper and John Woloschuk from Klaatu. How anybody can say its a version ??, this is the original. The Carpenters did a cover version.
4illeen
3:27 for elevator music fans
Francesca S
Polyphonic brought me, video on how people thought the Beatles had gotten back together. I don't recall this from back in the day - but I can see why people felt it reminded them of The Beatles.
Damaramu HQ
Seen the band name here and there, but had never listened to their music at all until today. Thanks Polyphonic!
Nick Lanni
I wish there was more of the section around 3:25
Cecil Robinson
How anybody would think this sounded the Beatles baffles me. The music is just a rip off of SGT. Peppers, and the voices in no way resemble any of the Beatles. What is even more baffling is this was released in 1976, some 6 yrs after the split up. The Beatles were too progressive to re-hash music they produced 10 yrs earlier.
tpe54
Lyrics In your mind you have capacities you know To telepath messages through the vast unknown Please close your eyes and concertrate With every thought you think Upon the reciation we're about to sing Calling occupants of interplanetary craft Calling occupants of interplanetary most extraordinary craft (*)Calling occupants of interplanetary craft Calling occupants of interplanetary craft Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft You've been observing our earth And we'd like to make a contact with you We are your friends Calling occupants of interplanetary craft Calling occupants of interplanetary ultra-emissaries We've been observing your earth And one night we'll make a contact with you We are your friends Calling occupants of interplanetary quite extraordinary craft And please come in peace, we beseech you Only a landing will teach them Our earth may never survive So do come, we beg you Please interstellar policeman Oh won't you give us a sign Give us a sign that we've reached you With your mind you have ability to form And transmit thought energy far beyond the norm You close your eyes, you concentrate Together that's the way To send the message We declare world contact day [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Contact_Day ] Repeat (*) Calling occupants Calling occupants Calling occupants of interplanetary, anti-adversary craft We are your friends
Jan Sanono
This reminds me so much of space oddity
brubeck_108
i love karen , but klaatu's where its at.
FabiTheAlicorn
Beatles References: 0:50 - Pattern with Mellotron flute sound similar to Strawberry Fields Forever 1:07 - Synth brass similar to the one in Because 1:28 - Similar chord progression to Happiness Is A Warm Gun 1:46 - Drum pattern similar to Happiness Is A Warm Gun 2:09 - Beat and Piano sounds similar to I Am The Walrus 2:30 - Brass synths from Because 2:36 - Drums and chord progression from Happiness Is A Warm Gun 2:50 - Similar sounding beat to I Am The Walrus 2:51 - Vocal effect similar to Yellow Submarine 3:18 - Drums from Happiness Is A Warm Gun 3:25 - Upbeat piano tune in 8th notes similar to Paul's section of A Day In The Life 3:37 - Beat similar to I Am The Walrus 3:52 - Random lyrics associated with policemen; as done in I Am The Walrus 4:29 - Loud upbeat section with a quick transition to a soft section; as done in Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End 4:44 - Synth brass as heard in Because 5:22 - Piano effects similar to those in I Am The Walrus Bonus: 5:25 - Tune similar to Echoes by Pink Floyd 5:48 - Soft vocal harmonies similar to those in Because Bonus: 6:09 - Tune similar to Echoes by Pink Floyd Biased: 6:32 - Epic drum fills during solos similar to those in Come Together That's all I could find! Tell me if I missed some.
Monca Rodriguez
heard this on Netflix's Mindhunter 😊
Katie G
Guys Klaatu wrote this song n ot the Carpenters.
Lucas Seman
5:48 - EASY LIKE A SUNDAY MORNIIIIING
Mike S
heard this on the new American Horror Story season...
Peter Flynn
when I was 16, the first album came out. They didn't put the names of the performers anywhere on the album. The first hit "sub rosa  subway" sounded like The Beatles. In fact that's what the media was saying. People were wondering if The Beatles had got back together. Their anonymity helped greatly in album sales. Later it was found to be a group of Canadian musicians that formed the band.
IAmDeath
I kind of want a Tool cover of this...
Derok Mangel Ortigoza Ruiz
Soy rockerp y me encanta el tema OVNI vengo por David parcerisa me la recomendó no conocía este grupo
M.T. Ryan
I’m here because of Mindhunter .... are you??
flatlandtv
At 4:37, I know he's supposed to be saying, "And transmit thought energy...", but all I hear is "And transmit fart energy....".
PAULO GUERRERO
like si viste el video de david parcerisa y buscaste el tema
Coon Rippy
Bought this 8 track back in 1976, someone told me that the Beatles had gotten back together and formed a new band....not true but great 8 track just the same..(still got it, anybody got something to play it on?)
Nicolás Vega
Like si llegaste por rimbel 35
Manticore
dedo arriba si viniste por rimbel xD
Joseph Savoia
This was so well placed in Mindhunter!
Maxwell Japhy
This may be the best album to listen to after you've just smoked a joint.  
Kirk Cekada
I always liked the Carpenters version, but I like this equally well -- especially for the faux Beatles sound. Underrated song!
Parzival
Everyone saying they found this in a Netflix show but I’m here because I just watch The Day The Earth Stood Still, where the main character is named Klaatu.
Yilmas VEVO
To be honest I don't think they sound any closer to the Beatles than somebody like ELO or Caravan.
Johnny Lawrence
Stop calling me! You're not boarding my craft!
Geoff Gane
I am convinced that three obscure Canadian session musicians received expert tuition from four very famous gentlemen who began life in the Cavern Club, Liverpool. Remember John Lennon's comment in his famous 1975 Whistle Test interview about "jamming together". Klaatu? I'm not convinced he was completely inactive between 1975 and 1980.
Cmajor
sounds more like david bowie than the beatles tbh lol
kian1977
Both this, and the Carpenters versions are great. It's a shame that Klaatu's version isn't well known.
Luis Herrera
Quien aqui gracias a david parcerisa
jimi jammz
I still blow away my neighbors with this...
mendel suchmacher
A masterpiece of progressive rock. But the remaining songs of the album are not quite as good.
Simon Mercs
My youth....this was my first true experience with something unexpected.......and whether the Beatles were there or not...wondrous.....
Dogday
In 1976 a rumor started circulating in the United States that the Beatles had recorded and released a new album under the pseudonym of "Klaatu" and sales of that record shot way up. What were the clues that made people think that THIS album was the Beatles? 1. The record was on Capitol records, the American record company that had released most of the Beatles' records in the US. 2. The record had no names of band members listed on it anywhere. 3. The record had no producer name on it anywhere. It simply said, "Produced by Klaatu." 4. The record had no songwriter credits other than simply, "All selections composed by Klaatu."
OFFSIDESwithLSUfreek
Mindhunter brought me here. Of course, when I come here and find a shitload of great music lovers that, like me, heard just 30 seconds of an unfamiliar but great melody and felt compelled to find this song. Y'all are nice company with taste.
Indi
Don’t really care who sung the song- the carpenters and klaatu did it well I must applaud them 🤷🏽‍♀️👏
Auri Emma
I'm here because I was raised on great music.
Fuz Capp
Many people believe this is the Beatles, but it was recorded at a time when Paul was dead, so it can't be the Beatles. The proof is that this song was covered by the Carpenters and Paul was never a carpenter, so therefore he must've been dead. Hope that clears up the whole conspiracy thing ...
RetroGamer
I can't stop listening to this. It's awesome!
daniel briggs
There was an alien message that interupeted a news bulliten in 1977, they might have heard this song.
shourya tamta
Here from Polyphonic?
ChaosTrident
When I was 17 I bought this albumn. I was a big King Crimson,phil colins,rush,classic yes....the known ones and I seen this albumn......it smiled at me said. Calling all occupants of interplanetary craft.... I said. Come with me I have many friends you can love....got home...put it on and I knew then....I was home.....1987
johnnoble01
Got an ELO vibe to it. 👍
Trevor Partin
M I N D H U N T E R S
N Silva
This is frickin amazing stuff!! I found a new Beatles album after 40 years, whoohoo!!!
THE MIGHTY RON
The Beatles
Larry White
Yes, their music sounds amazingly like The Beatles. The vocals: nope.
eutyglue
On all occasions, due respect should be given to the originators of any material, regardless of how well covered it might have been in the future. Hats off to Klaato and the Carpenters.
Fadhil McCartney
I'm here couse of POLYPHONIC :v
zee bee
i don't care who Klaatu is either- seriously trippy! in a good way!
Charles Tourneur
at 4:39 does he say you can transmit fart energy?...well of course you can....
Douglas Ankenman
this song is amazing but makes me slightly uncomfortable for some reason...
J B
I've never heard this song before. This is really good. It's such an original and innovative sound that I can see why people thought the Beatles especially the bit at 2:51. and then at 3:29 the piano bit. This is fabulous stuff. I get a feel of The Korgy's, and maybe the majesty of King Crimson. I bet this sounds great on vinyl. Thanks for posting. Peace
Miraj Joshi
I am here because I have a wide music spectrum !
DISCOGOTHTHEJAZZFAN
Gort Klaatu b'rada nikto
Alan Mahoney
First heard this track way back in 1976 on radio Caroline when I was 17 loved it then still love it 41 years later wouldn't wipe my arse with the carpenters cover!
Ian FrippDonald
Michael Giles drumming style all over it
Daniel Marques
Close your eyes and imagine THE BEATLES playing this is the music ...
Daniel Wood
I'm 63 and never heard of this, I must live under a rock.
Trevor Hale Love
Eat Psilocybin in Canada and find yourself in the forest <3
Cael Begley
Man... the beatles were such a great band, and this song has to be one of my favorite of theirs. Paul vocals in this song are amazing... and don’t get me started on Ringos drumming on this track too.. amazing #respect
Munkee Nevah Rong
I'm here because I wondered what Klaatu sounds like. Meh....
Grant Bartley
Doesn't sound anything like the Beatles. What deaf music reviewer thought they did?
SKrilla416
Great Song OMFG!!!! Definitely going on my karaoke List lol
Cool Guitar Gifts
I bought an original release vinyl of this album back in high school and put it on tape. Drove around listening to it.
Sailor Barsoom
Of course it wasn't the Beatles! Paul was already dead by then!! OK before everybody calls down heavenly fire on my head, I'm joking. But some of the "clues" do remind me of the whole "Paul is Dead" thing.
Mounster Chef
I love that piano, could it be that it's a recording of a real piano (no kidding) but with a weak bass?
The Aggressive Pizza - Dopeness for Depressed Teens
holy moly this is amazing
Liam Sorrell
Parts of it sound like Hey Bulldog, Strawberry Fields, and I am the Walrus.
Kari Havoth
I had this album in 1976...I loved it, but it's a Canadian band, not the Beatles.
Bobby Peru
That Mellotron speaks to my soul.
Mariano Castor
I used to think that Sowing the Seeds of love from Tears for Fears was beatle-inspired but, I Guess they heard this one too
Blanca Torres
I love The Carpenters but Klaatu's version is the best
Colin Sanders
single version entered Cashbox April 2, 1977
Alexander Ferrari
Sounds like the Beatles in outer space :D
xolgax
Thank you MINDHUNTER so much for discovering this song
175kva
Canada rocks !!!
Stephen Garratt
The ORIGINAL and the BEST version! The Carpenters had me spitting feathers, with their weak facsimile of this great song!
Tom Servo
You need an interstellar craft not an interplanetary
Aussie Barbecue
Steve smith said that the singer sounded like paul but he sounds more like george
jeb stuart
no way this is the Beatles.
xd
This literally sounds nothing like any of the beatle's voices
jaime pons
Gracias por la recomendación David Parcerisa. Saludos Amigo!
Doc Gonzales
wow, can see where the beatles rumours come from!!, THats gotta be Ringo stepping in at 3:30 , great feel !!
PaulGreen11
Sounds nothing like the Beatles but, that's just my opinion.
Flavio Sonetti
Lyrics:  In your mind you have capacities, you know To telepath messages through the vast unknown Please close your eyes and concentrate With every thought you think Upon the recitation we're about to sing Calling occupants of interplanetary craft Calling occupants of interplanetary Most extraordinary craft You've been observing our Earth And we'd like to make a contact with you We are your friends Calling occupants of interplanetary craft Calling occupants of interplanetary Ultra-emissaries Yes, we've been observing your Earth And one night we'll make a contact with you We are your friends Calling occupants of interplanetary Quite extraordinary craft And please come in peace we beseech you Only a landing will teach them Our Earth may never survive So do come, we beg you Please interstellar policeman Won't you give us a sign Give us a sign that we've reached you With your mind you have ability to form And transmit thought energy Far beyond the norm You close your eyes, you concentrate Together, that's the way To send the message We declare World Contact Day Calling occupants of interplanetary craft Calling occupants of interplanetary Most extraordinary craft We are your friends