Daily Archives: August 18, 2012
I learned a lot during my university years. How to write a really good essay…how to navigate the waters of women…and how to open my ears even further to sounds I’d never really listened to before. In high school, I was pretty open-minded about music. Play me something and I’d listen to it. When I hit university, the floodgates were wide open. It’s where I fell in love with the music of The Beach Boys, where they went from being golden oldies to revolutionaries. And it’s where I discovered a band called The Zombies and their masterpiece, Odessey and Oracle. Maybe you’ve heard it, but in all likelihood, you haven’t, even if you do know that albums classic single, Time Of The Season.
The Zombies are one of those bands I come back to every so often, usually to listen to Odessey and Oracle, an album that, to many ears, is on par with Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It had been a while mind you, when I found a copy of the band’s new live concert film on DVD in the Biff Bam Pop mailbox. 50 years on from their debut, I was keen to see what principal members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent were sounding like.
Find out for yourself after the jump!
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