Where do we stand on The Zombies?

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  1. Exhead

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    I was just thinking of making a post about The Thirteenth Floor and Roky. I wasn't listening at the time but the Ghost cover of "If You Have Ghost" turned me on to Roky and I love all the music he created, beforeor during the process of going completely mad.

     
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    Dusty Hill and Frank Beard; ZZ Top didn't exist yet. Billy Gibbons was doing his own psychedelic garage rock thing at the time with the Moving Sidewalks.
     
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    Roky was amazing.
     
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    The slow ones no worries. Those high speed ones are a threat though.
     
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    And they don't let go

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    Great band, tragic story.
     
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    Check out the vocal on this track.
     
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    I'm fond of this one:

     
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    Thanks to the last episode of ****t's Creek The Zombies are number one on my playlist right now.

     
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    How was it a tragic story? They had a good run and their music lives on and is still popular.
     
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    They're still on my playlist, and my son is a fan as well.
     
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    This one strikes me as their most Beatles-esque, from the little riffs to the vocal harmonies to the general tenor of "you make me feel good, oh yeah".



    It's an interesting difference, having a keyboard player as the main/lead.
     
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    Love the Zombies.

    Their album Odessey and Oracle is one of the greatest albums of the '60's and now acknowledged as such.

    Colin Blunstone's voice is wonderful.
     
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    They never had a big body of great work, but She's Not There was one of the seminal sounds of the 60s in the UK. Colin Blunstone had a great and unusual voice and Rod Argent's jazzy keyboard solo and comping was quite unlike the level of complexity you heard on chart records back then.

    Thumbs up from me if only for that great track. I'd put it alongside Whiter Shade of Pale for its impact back then.
     
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    They should of seen the times and dropped the screaming teenage girl scene like the Beatles did and used their great talent to go heavy.. and write some changes. Like the Beatles . Anyway that’s how I remember 1965
     
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    4 years later . Those girls are frolicking naked in the mud at Woodstock. Lol
     
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    "She's Not There" was a really unique tune, it didn't sound like anything else, and was pretty sophisticated for a pop rock tune in 1964. And it was The Zombies' first single.

    Problem was they set a high bar right out of the box, they never really rose to that level again until "Odessey and Oracle". They had a couple more minor hits with "Tell Her No" and "I Love You", but mostly they had a period of career doldrums from 1965-1967, with a string of unsuccessful singles that, while they were pretty good, didn't come close to living up to their original promise.
     
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    Only safe place is on the neck.
     
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    I have heard of them, not super-familiar though.
     
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    your lucky, I don't remember 65 at all.
    Zombies were enjoyable to listen to "back when" and still are today.
    Funny , the tv was just on at home (nobody was watching it) and Monterey pop was on, which I have seen multiple times before. I stopped, and watched, and it amazed me how different, and unique each band sounded.
     
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