Tag: The Zombies

Album review roundup: The Zombies, Build, and the Cars

Album review roundup: The Zombies, Build, and the Cars

Music
The Zombies -- Breathe Out, Breathe In (Red House) Well this was surprisingly pleasant, although nowhere near the greatness of the original incarnation of the group. The opening title track is a dead ringer for latter day Steely Dan, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But that's not really the Zombies that people are expecting to hear, is it? Still, it's clear that founding Zombies Colin Bluntstone and Rod Argent -- who receive featured billing status on Breathe Out, Breathe In -- still have plenty of songwriting gas left in the tank, as evidenced by strong songs like the prog-tinged rocker "Another Day," the delicate and melodic "Any Other Way," and the surprisingly effective and overtly religious "Christmas for the Free" -- the last of which comes damn close to recreating the vinta...
Listening Booth – The Zombies, “Care of Cell 44”

Listening Booth – The Zombies, “Care of Cell 44”

Listening Booth, Music
It took decades for Odessey and Oracle, the 1967 classic by the Zombies, to get the recognition it so richly deserved.  Anyone with even a passing familiarity with classic rock has heard "Time of the Season" ad infinitum, which is fine as it is certainly a great song.  But today I want to pay some respect to the album's lead track and single, "Care of Cell 44".   Penned by Zombies co-founder Ron Argent, it combines a great chorus, soaring vocals, and a tastefully deployed Mellotron to achieve all kinds of win.  Enjoy.