Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Zombies: Care of Cell 44

Three years ago I quoted Chris White, the bass player with the Zombies, on the way the band's LP Odessey and Oracle has come to be seen as a classic:
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.
This is the first track from the LP. The harmonies are beautiful and the subject matter - a girlfriend in prison - was seen as being a little on the daring side.

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