Been in a serious late 60s/early 70s vibe here in sunny Houston and I got the Zombies greatest hits CD. Love this band, and not just the hits.
I love the British Invasion music.
Zombies seem to be the rage these days (right after vampires). Maybe it's time for THE Zombies to make a comeback.
Me, too, Bob. It brought a new sound here and The Zombies were one of the best. We may be glad these Zombies decided to give it a rest. Some of these old bands, with one or two of the originals, are kind of sad.
The other day a local dj was playing "You Really Got Me" (it was Ray Davies' birthday) and making a good argument that The Kinks were ahead of their time (compare their music from 1964-65 to the Beatles) and a precursor of heavy metal.Jeff M.
"It wasn't called heavy metal when I invented it." --Dave Davies, lead guitarist and the other songwriter of the Kinks.Argent, Rod A's band after the Zombies, and the Zombies revival band were both very tired, sadly. They are very nearly the best of the British invasion, but I do love the jazz-influenced bands. I have very nearly everything they've recorded which was ever released.
The Zombies were so much more than this hit single. The 4-disc ZOMBIE HEAVEN is one of a select few box sets that is actually worth hearing all the way from start to finish. Why WHENEVER YOU'RE READY was not monstrously huge is a total mystery.Born in 1963, I myself have only vague memories of the sixties, and then only of the later part, but in retrospect it sure seems like a period of incredible change, pop music-wise. Compare an average hit from '63 to one from '67 and they are basically from different planets - and that's only in a four year period. Or to put it another way: in 1962 there was LOVE ME DO and SURFIN' SAFARI. In 1966 there was TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS and GOOD VIBRATIONS. Did those of you who were there notice this rapid change?
Yes, that British invasion changed things. American music-mainstream at least-was in the doldrums before that. And it kept evolving throughout the decade. It probably still does but I am not listening anymore.
A lot of the exploration and adventurous that had been invested in jazz, folk, the new "classical" and the transformation of "exotica" into "world music" was being poured into the adventurous rock music.
Wow, I can't type at all today. Adventurousness.
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