If there ever was an album that could be called a forgotten classic, this is it. A glam-space-rock masterpiece!
Since that Jeans commercial with the speeded up 'Spaceman' bit in it, Babylon Zoo were doomed as a "serious" rock band and have been made a laughing stock and the butt of many a joke ever since. For the life of me I don't know why though, this album is really strong.
Actually, this album isn't just good, it's REALLY GOOD! The speeded up 'Spaceman' bit lasts mere seconds and bears no musical resemblance to the rest of the album, this is rocked-up Bowie on steroids! Putting the album on today (2008) and playing it loud, it almost sounds like it could be from the future. The crunchy, fuzzed-up guitars have a very unique sound to them which still stands out today, and it may surprise you how heavy they are - and as a result how heavy this record is. This is unmistakably a rock album.
All the songs are very strong, although 'Is My Soul For Sale?' feels a little out of place, but that is the one exception. The lyrics touch on some fairly deep topics, especially in the song 'Caffeine' - a prime example of how this album has real depth, both lyrically and musically.
Trivia: Marilyn Manson's 1998 album 'Mechanical Animals' unashamedly ripped-off the sound and look of this album, lyrics, beats, riffs, and even image, it's all there.
For fans of: David Bowie, Mechanical Animals, T-Rex, Placebo, anything Glam-rock.