Babylon Zoo were an English rock band formed in in Wolverhampton. Their song " Spaceman " gained considerable exposure through its use in a Levi's jeans television advert in the United Kingdom in late Released as the band's debut single on 21 Januaryit entered the UK Singles Chart at number one.
Frontman Jas Mann had formerly been in an indie music band, called The Sandkings. Ina three-track demo earned him a contract from Phonogram Records Honaloochie Boogie - Babylon Zoo - King Kong Groover his next project, Babylon Zoo.
The band's first single was the song " Spaceman " which had appeared on a Levi's jeans TV advert. Tim Moore wrote that "only failure and embarrassment" followed for Babylon Zoo.
It peaked at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart on 17 February,  but quickly dropped out of the Top 40, lasting only a further two weeks on the chart. Ina follow-up album was released, King Kong Groover. The album received negative reviews and sold 10, units,  failing to chart in the UK. The second single, a cover of Mott the Hoople 's " Honaloochie Boogie ", was only released as a promotional single in France. Critic Steven Wells wrote that the "Spaceman" single resembling the Levi's advert version for only "about ten seconds", angered many consumers.
He reported that Mann drew further ire through self-aggrandising interviews, and noted his ridicule in the media, including from the NME and in a episode of comedy TV series Brass Eye. InJas Mann announced he would be issuing a new Babylon Zoo album, called Cold Clockwork Dollthough no official release date was ever announced and no further updates followed.
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