Personalities | Babylon Zoo | One-Hit Wonders | Rock

‘Spaceman’, 1996

Another case of Levi’s jeans popularizing a song into a hit single – something they had done, not only with new songs, but also with reissues of classic soul songs in the 1980s – Babylon Zoo’s ‘Spaceman’ was an electro-pop hit that appealed instantly to a mid-1990s crowd, but would seem dated and clumsy today. Jas Mann (pronounced ‘jazz man’) was the group’s driving force, and he/they were pretentious enough (and lacking in a talent that allows for longevity) for their 1996 debut album, The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes, to sell disappointingly, and for Babylon Zoo to never be heard from again.

Personalities | White Town | One-Hit Wonders | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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