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Babylon Zoo

Entry updated 21 August 2012. Tagged: Music.

Shortlived UK pop group who enjoyed chart success with their single "Spaceman" (1996), a number one chart hit in 23 countries including the UK. The song, a glamrock expression of yearning to become an "intergalactic" astronaut, is memorable for its speeded-up opening and closing sections in which singer and writer Jas Mann's (1971-    ) usually thrumming voice is rendered squeaky and alien. Two albums, including one (King Kong Groover, 1999) with pronounced sf content, failed to achieve commercial success and the group disbanded. [AR]

see also: SF Music.


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