"Babylon Zoo" was an electro rock act of the mid 1990s. The band was the brainchild of "Jas Mann", and were based in Wolverhampton, England.
Jas Mann had formerly been in an indie music band, called The Sandkings, which he left in 1992, because of musical differences.
Babylon Zoo was signed to Phonogram Records after Clive Black heard their first three-track demo tape in May 1993. When Black moved to Warner Brothers Records in 1993, he took Mann's contract with him. An album had been prepared and sleeves for a single, "Fire Guided Light", were printed, but Babylon Zoo's debut was put on hold again when Black moved once more to EMI in 1995, where the band were signed on to a seven album contract.
However, promotional copies of "Spaceman" had already been distributed, and it was chosen to tie in with a new Levi's jeans advertisement. The advertisement concentrated on the speeded-up vocal section at the beginning and end of the song, which was actually the product of an Arthur Baker remix. This was not representative of the rest of the song, to the disappointment of many. The single went straight to Number 1 on the UK singles chart on 21 January 1996, selling 418,000 co...