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The Zombies: Early Days (London)

John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 15 November 1969

I PERSONALLY used to spend a lot of time in school carving "What's become of the Zombies" on desks. Which is to say that I – who, like lots of others, date my fanatic devotion to rock and roll to the time of the first English Zombies – including explosions – couldn't be more pleased with this album, all simplicity (as in "opposite of pretentiousness"), breathily sexy-to-little-screaming-girls vocals by Colin Blunstone, and slightly off-key but winningly sincere harmonies – a gas.

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