The Zombies show the garage punkers how its really done

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Steve Van Zandt’s, or Little Steven as he’s more commonly known, has been running his ‘Underground Garage’ on Sirius Satellite Radio and weekly program on FM radio. A fan of all things garage, psych and rock and roll, it would seem that he believes in songs hitting the 3-minute-or-under mark and no ballads.

Notable exceptions are allowed in the form of a live set from a re-united Zombies, who topped the "Rolling Rock and Roll Show" – Little Steven’s latest touring version
of his radio shows – which pulled into New York’s Irving Plaza last week.

The Zombies set (or should I say Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone’s set) emphasized that original snap’n’gleam (c/o Rolling Stone) and wild jazzy organ flourishes from Argent… and Blunstone’s impossibly smooth voice with a fine run of hits and lesser knowners. The highlight of the set was a run of four songs from the Zombies’ masterpiece, Odyssey and Oracle (which I can’t believe I haven’t covered yet),
including ‘A Rose for Emily’, and the US hit, ‘Time of the Season‘.

See what you think of the new/old Zombies by watching this video shot by a fan from the floor of the NY gig.

Mof Gimmers

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2 Responses to “The Zombies show the garage punkers how its really done”

  1. kandti Says:

    gawd that clip sounds awful. however, the zombies are the greatest band ever, and shame on your mof, you must write up o&o!

  2. mof gimmers Says:

    Sorted. I haven’t stopped foaming at the mouth ’bout it

    http://www.popjunkie.tv/2006/09/the_zombies_cre.html#more

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