There were zombies long before The Walking Dead. Real zombies. Better zombies. Zombies that came from across the pond as part of the British Invasion.
These Zombies are still around today, still performing, still making new music.
I had the absolute honor and privilege of interviewing The Zombies singer and co-founder Colin Blunstone.
During our conversation Colin talks about the accolades The Zombies received from their peers in their new coffee table book The Odessey: The Zombies In Words And Images and exactly what was happening in the studio during the recording of their biggest hit "Time of the Season".
The Zombies had a handful of hits back in the '60's and one of their albums in particular, Odessey and Oracle (yes, it's (mis)spelled that way on the album cover...oops) left an indelible mark on musicians and music lovers worldwide. When Colin and the rest of The Zombies play The Wilbur March 28, you'll hear that album in its entirety along with their other work.
Get tickets HERE.
Here's our conversation...and yes, I'm gushing...he's COLIN BLUNSTONE FROM THE ZOMBIES!
I f'n LOVE this song:
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And freakin' check this out...Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with their awesome version of The Zombies "I Want You Back Again"...
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers performing "I want you back again" at Beacon Theatre in New York on 23rd May...not quite the whole song as I was told filming wasn't allowed!
What about this, a little known band from New York called The Road covering The Zombies "She's Not There". This is my 45 -> (Santana covered it too in'77)
nice version of the Zombies classic
Eminem samples The Zombies:
Album: The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe) Release date: 11/05/2013 This song is mastered for iTunes