Ze Gran Zeft - Spaceman (Kallaghan Records)
|Ze Gran Zeft - Spaceman|
Release Date: 25th February 2015
For anyone who doesn't remember the original version of 'Spaceman' by Babylon Zoo it was a one hit wonder by a geeky indie kid from the Midlands made famous by its use in a jeans advert. It had a fast bit that everyone liked because it sounded a bit like early Prodigy stuff and a slow bit that people weren't so bothered about. The album, unsurprisingly, bombed. So it's a little surprising that French indie rockers have chosen this as a cover to release ahead of their debut album. Interestingly, Ze Gran Zeft have managed to recreate the split personality of the song but have done it by making the verse in to a rap-rock experience that Linkin Park would be proud of while the chorus is a more meaty rock chorus that could easily have festival crowds moshing their left legs off during the summer. There's even a slightly histrionic guitar solo towards the end as the band thoroughly wig out and enjoy themselves. I was sceptical but have to admit these guys have had a lot of fun with this and you should too.
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