Thursday, September 27, 2012

Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent

One of the few false notes (actually he provided many false notes) of the Olympic opening ceremony was the performance of Paul McCartney. He is a living part of our musical history but, let us be honest, he voice has gone.

It is not surprising, given his age, but in the past couple of years I have heard two survivors of the British Invasion generation who have definitely still got it: Steve Winwood and Colin Blunstone of the Zombies.

The other day Andrew Hickey pointed us to this video of a short performance by Blunstone and his bandmate Rod Argent. It's certainly more enjoyable than that Paul McCartney performance.

1 comment:

apollo c vermouth said...

The blogger said about Paul McCartney....but, let us be honest, his voice has gone.

Ahh, But this isn't honest.

I've owned The Zombies classic 'Odyssey and Oracle' for 45 years and these guys are one of my faves.

'She's Not There' is one of the 'coolest' singles of all time. And I recall a particular listening of 'Tell Her No' (But I digress).

Listed to the entire performance here by Rod and Colin. Enjoyed seeing them. But in NO way do they 'definitely still have it' if you are truly familiar with the haunting sounds on those early Zombie records.

On the other hand, to hear Sir Paul in a real concert, like the following from this past May in Mexico, you can tell he certainly still has it.