Endangered Species (Klaatu album)
|Studio album by Klaatu|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, pop rock|
Endangered Species is the fourth and penultimate album by the Canadian progressive rock band Klaatu, released in mid-1980. At this time, the band had virtually no artistic control over the music; the album was a project of Capitol Records. To quote the Official Klaatu Website's FAQ (by Dave Bradley):
"An outside producer was brought in, most of the instruments were played by Los Angeles based session musicians, and the band members were asked to add their voices and (usually) one lead instrument per song. The band was sent home before the album was even mixed."
The difference between this album and the rest of Klaatu's work was immediately apparent. The band evidently resented this, as one track on the album ("Sell Out, Sell Out") was a searing attack on Capitol's attempts to "jump on the bandwagon." As it turned out, Capitol's attempts to turn the band into a more conventional and radio-friendly pop/rock band were completely in vain since the album was a commercial and critical failure. As a result, the band was dropped shortly afterwards by Capitol, though Capitol's Canadian division picked up the band and released their final album Magentalane in Canada only.
Regular Klaatu artist Ted Jones - who had not painted the cover for the group's previous album, Sir Army Suit - returned to paint the album cover.
|1.||"I Can't Help It"||Long||3:41|
|2.||"Knee Deep in Love"||Woloschuk, Tome||3:15|
|4.||"Howl at the Moon"||Woloschuk, Tome||3:32|
|5.||"Set the World on Fire"||Woloschuk||4:16|
|6.||"Hot Box City"||Long||3:48|
|8.||"Sell Out, Sell Out"||Woloschuk||4:55|
|9.||"All Good Things"||Woloschuk||1:57|
- Dee Long - vocals, keyboards, guitars
- John Woloschuk - bass, guitars, keyboards
- Terry Draper - drums, percussion 
A group of un-credited session musicians also play many of the instruments heard on the album, but it remains unknown who exactly these musicians were.