Completely overlooked by both press and public at the time of release, Babylon Zoo 's sophomore album could not help but wilt beneath comparison Stereo Superstar - Babylon Zoo - King Kong Groover its predecessor. For starters, there was Stereo Superstar - Babylon Zoo - King Kong Groover in sight to even approach the peaks that their debut hit "Spaceman" attained; nor, with almost two years separating its release from the band's moment of fame, could it even pretend to be a timely follow-up.
But, get past those immediate prejudices, and King Kong Groover actually emerges at least as strong Non ho letà - Klaus Wunderlich - Klaus Wunderlichs Hit-Parade its illustrious forbear, from the opening and hopefully not autobiographical lament of "All the Money's Gone," through to the delicate grand slam finale "Aroma Girl.
Certainly the cover of Mott the Hoople 's "Honaloochie Boogie" leaves nothing to the imagination, while the sci-fi inflections of "Manhattan Martian" and "Honeymoon in Space" are nothing if not the disinherited offspring of old Jobriath.
There's the same yearning majesty, the same neo-operatic flair and, above all, the same ambitious attempt to raise the whole shebang so far above the norm that only the most extreme reactions -- absurd success or abject failure -- could await. Posterity took the latter course, but in years to come, this album will be rediscovered, reappraised and, if there's a Babylon Zoo revival around the yearremember you read it here first.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date February 8, Track Listing. All the Money's Gone. Jas Mann. Babylon Zoo. Manhattan Martian. Honaloochie Boogie.
Ian Hunter. Honeymoon in Space. Stereo Superstar. Chrome Invader. Bikini Machine. Are You a Boy or a Girl? Hey Man. Aroma Girl. All the Money's Gone Jas Mann.
Honaloochie Boogie Ian Hunter. Chrome Invader Jas Mann.
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