Blue Zoo were a British New Wave band, active between 1980 and 1985. Formed in 1980, their original band name was Modern Jazz, and they released a single entitled “In My Sleep (I Shoot Sheep)” that same year.
The band members were Mike Ansell on bass, Matthew Flowers (formerly of New Wave band “Sore Throat”) on keyboards, Pete Lancaster on trumpet, Andy O (Overall) on vocals, Tim Parry on guitar and Mickey Sparrow on drums. Steve Pond from Inner City Unit played occasional synthesizer. Parry later went on to become a record producer.
Blue Zoo had one UK hit single. In October 1982 “Cry Boy Cry” charted and reached number 13. It stayed on the UK Singles Chart’s Top 40 for eight weeks.
In 1983, Blue Zoo released their debut album containing the singles “Cry Boy Cry” and “I’m Your Man”, the album was produced by Talk Talk’s Tim Friese-Greene.
For the 12″ single release, “I’m Your Man” was remixed by Pete Hammond who would go on to much success in the late 80’s as a producer/remixer for the PWL label, home of hit record producers Stock Aitken Waterman.
I’m Your Man (Extended Version) 5:41