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Klaatu – Calling Occupants!

Klaatu – Calling Occupants!
As the first issue of Alberta Music Express was about to roll off the presses in October 1976, an album arrived on my desk, displaying a garish Sun face. The album entitled “3:47 E.S.T” was released by a band called Klaatu. A furtive search of the album cover and LP credits revealed nothing about the band. No group photo, no... Read More

Ankle deep in cow manure!

Ankle deep in cow manure!
Truth is the launch of Alberta Music Express (as it was originally titled) was purely an act of revenge against my then employers, The Calgary Herald. Rolling into the summer of 1976, starting a music magazine was the last thought on my mind. Having joined the Herald’s sports department in March 1972, straight from Cambrian College, North Bay (now called... Read More

Steve DeMarchi and Freddy Curci

Steve DeMarchi and Freddy Curci
Steve DeMarchi was at home one day recently when he received a phone call from an Indonesian radio station. A deejay there informed him a track, `More Than Words Can Say” by his former band, Alias was top of the Indonesian charts and could he comment on the song’s success. “I had to tell him that song was originally recorded... Read More