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Ok, my chillun, you supprized me wth some knowledge of what I thought was the totally forgotten Silverhead.......let me take THAT to the next  level with Babylon Zoo.....certainly not great by any means, but I defy someone to say they are a "huge" Babylon Zoo fan, as a few did with Silverhead.....from Wolverhampton England, ca early 1990's, they kinda got caught between the glam and alt era's (if such things even have "eras") and really had no "scene" on which to hang their hats....some decent space/glam/alt/industrial rock (can't think of a better way to describe it, really), best known for "Spaceman" which was a pretty cool tune from the debut album "The Boy With the X-Ray Eyes", I understand it was a huge hit in the UK (trust me, it wasn't here), it's actually a decet album if you're up for it, "Animal Army", the title track, and also "I'm Cracking Up, I need a Pill" are at least worth a listen.

They followed THAT masterpiece with 1999's "King Kong Groover" (could I make THAT up?), which features the decent "All the Money's Gone", but fuck that, the point is the also were "daring" enough to cover Mott the Hoople's legendary "Honaloochie Boogie", which AUTOMATICALLY gives them at least SEMI-"credibility", no matter HOW bad it was (and, really, it's maybe in the "not great" category)......but, I have to give a shout to ANYONE who dares cover one of my fave Mott tunes (Mott had some great ones, that would be very "coverable", so to speak, by the right artists, of course....off the top of my head, "Mrionette", "Drivin Sister", or, if someone DARED to attempt it, the legend that IS "Thunderbuck Ram"......anyway.......


So, these dudes were fairly unknown and enjoyed pretty much zero success, and in 2014 I doubt you could find a whole lotta folks that evn remember they existed....but, hey, that is precisely what the BIG MAN is here for sometimes at least....amazingly, I checked the Bay (I swear to GOD, you just never know wat you'll find on that amazing site), someone had a couple demo tracks to go with the two albums I already own and cherish......I will be INCREDIBLY interested in the download numbers for these, I have been surprised before......if you're a fan of early 70's glam, or early 90's grunge-type stuff, this may be something you might want to give a listen to.....we'll see.....

By the way...the LEGEND that IS DaveSez has provided us with yet MORE Au Pairs rarities, I downloaded the files I think at the last minute, but thanks a zillion Dave.......if ya check the comments section of THIS POST, you will find links for yet more wondersome stuff from the DaveSez archive, and if you check them out please thank HIM (not me), I'm just the middle man, his incredible generosity makes it possible for us to hear more Au Pairs (and others too) stuff than I never even knew existed.......Rock on DaveSez, you are truly a bloggosphere LEGEND!

THE BOY WITH THE XRAY EYES-01 Animal Army/02 Spaceman/03 Zodiac Sign/04 Paris Green/05 Confused Art/06 Caffiene/07 Boy With the XRay Eyes/08 Don't Feed The Animals/09 Fire Guide Light/10 Is Your Soul For Sale/11 I'm Cracking Up I Need a Pill/12 Metal Vision/13 Blue Nude/14 Spaceman-The 5th Dimension

KING KONG GROOVER-01 The Money's All Gone/02 Manhattan Martian/03 Honaloochie Boogie/04 Honeymoon In Space/05 Stereo Superstar/06 Chrome Invader/07 Bikini Machine/08 Are You a Boy Or a Girl/09 Hey Man/10 Aroma Girl/11 Love Lies Bleeding

PIRATE BAY BONUS TRACKS-01 Spaceman Karaoke/02 Gets In My Way (Demo)03 Spaceman (Demo)

Plus don't forget to check the comments section for these fab Au Pairs rarities:  2 1983 Demos, Devils Dykes 1978 Vaultage Records, plus 9-track 1981 Au Pairs demo.....haven't had the chance to listen to them yet, but I'm sure they are great as are ALL of the gifts we luckilly receive from DaveSez, THANKS 10000000  Dave!

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