Come with us, back to 1995, where a certain Babylon Zoo are enjoying their 14th minute of fame with their HUGE number 1 smash, ‘Spaceman’. Buoyed by a alien-related Levis advert, this seminal piece of pure pop poetry still ranks as one of the greatest singles of all time…OK, one of the best of 1995…alright, the best song from a Levis ad…except Shaggy’s.
Anywho, The Killers have decided to cover it…what? It’s not a cover…so why have I just done this appalling, irrelevant intro. Imagine if they had done a cover of it though? That would have been really awful.
So, The Killers have made a video for their new single, ‘Spaceman’. It’s the second single to come from their third album, Day & Age. The video is odd. Not really odd in a cool, arty way, but more in a lycra-clad, scaffold mountain kind of way. One thing, The Killers have never really had the kind of success in America that they enjoy in Europe so it seems slightly odd to make such an obviously strange video for a market that deemed a horse too odd for a Leona Lewis video (the American version of ‘Better In Time’ is sans cheval). We shall have to wait and see what they make of all this…
Stop sniggering. It does not remind you of ‘Wild Boys’ by Duran Duran.
Can we just take a moment to remember Babylon Zoo please: