Canadian progressive rock group, formed in 1973 by the duo of John Woloschuk and Dee Long. They named themselves after the extraterrestrial by the same name portrayed by Michael Rennie in the film "The Day the Earth Stood Still". The band released the singles Anus Of Uranus / Sub-Rosa Subway and Dr. Marvello / For You Girl on GRT Records before being taken under the wing of Daffodil Records and its president Frank Davies.
Drummer Terry Draper was signed soon thereafter and the singles California Jam and True Life Hero followed. The band struggled to get radio recognition. By 1975 Davies, along with producer Terry Brown, managed to land the band a deal with Capitol Records in the US and worldwide.