Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Zombies: Hung up on a Dream

Time for another track from the Zombies' album Odessey and Oracle.

And time again to quote the band's bass player and Chris White, who wrote half the songs on it:
Even till the late 70s we were seen as a curiosity - a band who never quite made it - and then slowly in the 80s and 90s you found young bands quoting it as an inspiration. It's quite surprising to me to find that this album nobody wanted 40 years ago has become an icon. Some people have said it's their idea of the perfect album. It's all quite strange for us to be honest.
Odessey and Oracle was the first album to be recorded at Abbey Road after Sergeant Pepper. The Beatles' mellotron was still in the studio, so the Zombies made good use of it.

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