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The Zombies: Time Of The Zombies

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, May 1974

THANKS TO THE SUCCESS of Argent, Colin Blunstone, and the 'Monster Mash', the long-neglected Zombies are again coming to light. London's fluke smash with the ...

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The Zombies' Colin Blunstone (1997)

Interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages audio, September 1997

Colin Blunstone looks back at the Zombies, from their formation in leafy St. Albans, via their first hit 'She's Not There', on to package tours of the US and finally to the crumbling of the band and its aftermath

File format: mp3; file size: 115.9mb, total interview length: 2h 00' 43" sound quality: ****

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The Zombies: The group with the brainpower

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 22 August 1964

ALREADY IN the charts with their first sensational release 'She's Not There', the Zombies must be one of the most different groups on the scene. ...

Otto Preminger directs Bunny Lake is Missing starring Sir Laurence Olivier, Noel Coward, Carol Lynley, Martita Hunt and THE ZOMBIES

Report and Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, 12 June 1965

IT LOOKED like Ready Steady Goes Live. It sounded like Ready Steady Goes Live. It was taking place in the Ready Steady Goes Live studio. ...

The Zombies: The Next 'In' Group

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 9 April 1966

SAID ROD ARGENT: "It's a funny thing the way it all works out. All of a sudden we seem to be an 'in' group — ...

The Zombies: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 16 October 1969

Zombies Debut Here but With Some Changes ...

The Zombies: Early Days (London)

Review by 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 ...

Plague of the Zombies

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Andrew Tyler, Disc, 14 October 1972

Were the Zombies one of the great neglected bands of the '60s? They had their hits, broke up and then created the sort of interest ...

The Zombies: Everything you wanted to know!

Retrospective by Metal Mike Saunders, Fusion, November 1972

HALF A YEAR AGO I would have started this piece by saying that the Zombies, like so many other defunct mid-Sixties groups, have suffered dreadfully ...

The Zombies

Retrospective by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, June 1973

AS ONE of Britain's most undervalued and undeservedly unsuccessful groups, the Zombies have a lot of historical recompense coming. Furthermore, with two offshoots (Argent and ...

Whatever Happened To The Zombies?

Report and Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, June 1973

REMEMBER THOSE wispy vocals that adorned those Zombies’ classics like 'She’s Not There', 'Tell Her No', and 'Time Of the Season'? The voice drifted from ...

Colin Blunstone: Back From The Dead

Interview by David Rensin, Creem, August 1973

THE YEAR IS 1969, and somewhere in the heart of America the Archies and Zombies — two groups known to everyone — are triumphantly touring ...

Time Of The Zombies

Retrospective and Interview by Robin Platts, Goldmine, 14 April 1995

IT WAS JUST for fun, really. They weren't planning on becoming pop stars, yet the Zombies came close to reaching the top of the American ...

The Zombies: The Class Act

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, November 1997

EVEN THE MOST MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION of early publicity shots of bookish, bespectacled quintet The Zombies yields no clue that these middle class English boys in ...

Zombies: Zombie Heaven (Big Beat/Ace)

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, November 1997

WHAT'S POP magic? A certain quality of feeling; quelque chose de je ne sais quoi; a little bit of soul. To be prosaic: something indefinably ...

Zombies: Baroque'N'Roll Music

Interview by Tom Cox, Uncut, November 1997

Zombie Heaven claims to include 99.5 per cent of everything you ever recorded. There must be a few unheard demos that slipped through the net. ...

Zombie Heaven: Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone

Profile and Interview by Erik Himmelsbach, LA CityBeat, 27 August 2003

MOJO MAGAZINE recently anointed the Zombies the fourth unluckiest band in pop history, largely because it scored its biggest hit, ‘Time of the Season’, more ...

Album of the Living Dead: How the Zombies made Odessey & Oracle

Retrospective and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 22 February 2008

The Zombies recorded their last album in 1967, released it with a spelling mistake on the cover, then split up. But Odessey & Oracle has ...

Recycling Albums

Report by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 26 October 2008

Van Morrison's revival of Astral Weeks is the latest example of yesterday's cult LPs being turned into today's sell-out concerts. ...

Why Your Favourite Band Should Split Up

Overview by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 19 August 2010

From the Pixies to the Zombies, Jude Rogers talks to the bands who chose to burn out, not fade away ...

When Zombies Attack: The Colin Blunstone Interview, Pt. 1

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 7 March 2013

IN TODAY'S pop culture, zombies are hot. Their lumbering, slack-jawed forms are moving (albeit slowly) on TV and in movies, video games, and off the ...

When Zombies Attack: The Colin Blunstone Interview, Part 2

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 8 March 2013

MUCH OF THE Zombies' music, even early on, was original material mostly written by Rod Argent and Chris White. It's something that Colin Blunstone still ...

The privileged are taking over the arts – without the grit, pop culture is doomed

Comment by Stuart Maconie, New Statesman, 4 February 2015

With school music spending down and the benefits system crippled, the voices of pop have lost their bite. ...

The Zombies: An Interview with Rod Argent

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Cape Cod Times, October 2015

SAY THIS about the Zombies: They were ahead of the curve. We live in a world where you can't turn on the TV or go ...

10 Unjustly Overlooked British Invasion Albums (1964–1966)

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, September 2016

SO MANY artists in the tsunami of music from the U.K. that flooded America in the mid-'60s went on to make extraordinary albums over a ...

The Zombies Still Have That Hunger — For Music, Not Brains

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 26 April 2017

THE YEAR 2017 is a good time to be a Zombie — of the musical singing and playing kind, not necessarily the walking dead variety. ...

Cruisin' with Justin & the Fudge: Five Days at Sea with the Rock Boomers

Report by Mark Leviton, Rock's Backpages, February 2019

"I've realized audiences aren't listening to the lyrics of my first song – they're too busy trying to figure out how old I look..." Al ...

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