The final single by 80’s New Wave band “Blue Zoo” was the relentlessly upbeat “Somewhere In The World There’s A Cowboy Smiling”.
The track would appear on the LP “For All I Really Care”, an LP of rarities by Blue Zoo and their earlier incarnation Modern Jazz. The LP was released in Yugoslavia only.
“Someone In The World There’s A Cowboy Smiling” was produced by Colin Campsie and George McFarlane who were better known as synth-pop duo The Quick.
Somewhere In The World There’s A Cowboy Smiling 5:58
Somewhere In The World There’s A Cowboy Smiling (Instrumental) 3:58
Don’t Walk Away (Live Studio Version) 4:15
The fourth single to be released from the Blue Zoo album “2 x 2” was “(I Just Can’t) Forgive And Forget” in 1983.
This release came on four different animal-shaped discs on colored vinyl: pink lion, yellow pig, white elephant & blue gorilla-shaped discs as well as the standard 7″ and 12″ releases
“(I Just Can’t) Forgive And Forget” was produced by Tim Friese-Greene and contained the non-LP B side “Shine”, the single reached #60 on the UK charts.
(I Just Can’t) Forgive And Forget (12″ Mix) 5:15
(I Just Can’t) Forgive And Forget (7″ Mix) 3:25
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