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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With The Zombies

Posted by Amoebite, December 9, 2014 06:38pm | Post a Comment

Zombies

Legendary English rock group The Zombies formed in 1962 and were first signed by renowned label, Decca Records. The band's debut single, "She's Not There," peaked at #12 on the UK charts and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard Chart. Due to the success of their single, The Zombies were subsequently sent overseas for a U.S. tour, where they were greeted by screaming teenage girls at their first television appearance on NBC's Hullabaloo.

Zombies Odessey and Oracle

In 1968, The Zombies recorded the cult favorite, Odessey and Oracle, and the single "Time of the Season" became a surprise hit despite the album's indifferent reception. To this day, the album remains a fan favorite and continues to top "best of" lists every year. Rolling Stone gave it a ranking of 100 on the magazine's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Despite their initial break up right before Odessey And Oracle was released, The Zombies have reunited several times throughout their career. In 2014, the lineup features original members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, plus Tom Toomey, Jim Rodford, and Steve Rodford. After a busy year performing at the Austin Psych Festival and the San Francisco Stern Grove Festival, The Zombies are back in the studio recording a new album.

Rod and Colin took time out of their busy recording schedule to sit down with us for another episode of What's in My Bag? at Amoeba Hollywood. The guys get things started with none other than the king himself, Elvis Presley. Rod picks up a copy of Elvis 56 on vinyl. Colin digs up a copy of Sting's Nothing Like The Sun as it contains his "all time favorite song," "Fragile," and talks about Stevie Wonder's rendition of the song. A big lover of jazz, Rod picks up Milestones and Miles Ahead by Miles Davis. They also tell the story of following Patti LaBelle at the Brooklyn Fox on their first trip the States in 1964.

Watch the full episode below to see the rest of their fantastic picks. 

The Zombies - What's In My Bag?
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