ZOMBIES "EARLY DAYS*
1969 FIRST PRESS
AMAZING CONDITION FOR A 46 YEAR OLD LP 8/10 FOR AGE [some scuff marks on vinyl. Plays absolutely clean & vibrant.]
LONDON PURPLE LABEL: STEREO PS557
DEADWAX: (SIDE 1) ZAL8909 1A; (SIDE 2) ZAL8910 1A
The Zombies are an English rock band, formed in 1961 in St Albans and led by Rod Argent (piano, organ and vocals) and Colin Blunstone (vocals).
The group scored British and American hits in 1964 with "She's Not There". In the US two further singles, "Tell Her No" in 1965 and "Time of the Season" in 1969, were also successful.
Their 1968 album, Odessey and Oracle is ranked number 100 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The group formed in 1961 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, and gained their initial reputation playing the Old Verulamians Rugby Club in that city. The band was formed while the members were at school. Some sources state that Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson and Hugh Grundy were at St Albans School, while Colin Blunstone and Paul Arnold were students at St Albans Boys' Grammar School (since renamed Verulam School). Argent was a boy chorister in St Albans Cathedral Choir.
Their original name was The Mustangs, but they quickly realized that there were other groups with that name. It was Arnold who came up with The Zombies, according to Blunstone. Shortly afterwards, Arnold lost interest in the group and chose to leave to become a physician; he was replaced by Chris White. After winning a beat-group competition sponsored by the London Evening News, they signed to Decca and recorded their first hit, "She's Not There" (Argent's second song, written specifically for this session). It was released in mid-1964 and peaked at number 12 in the UK, their only UK Top 40 hit. This minor-key, jazz-tinged number, distinguished by its musicianship and Blunstone's breathy vocal, was unlike anything heard in British rock at the time. It was first aired in the United States in early August 1964 on New York City rock station WINS by Stan Z. Burns, who debuted the song on his daily noontime "Hot Spot". The tune began to catch on in early fall and eventually climbed to No.2 in early December.
Like many other British Invasion groups, the Zombies were sent to the United States to tour behind their new hit single. Among their early US gigs were Murray the K's Christmas shows at the Brooklyn Fox Theater, where the band played seven performances a day. On 12 January 1965, the band made its first in-person appearance on US television, on the first episode of NBC's Hullabaloo. They played "She's Not There" (and their latest single "Tell Her No") to a screaming, hysterical audience full of teenage girls.
After the follow-up single to "She's Not There", "Leave Me Be", was unsuccessful in the UK (and was not issued as a single in the US, although it was on the B side of "Tell Her No"), Rod Argent's "Tell Her No" became another big seller in the United States in 1965, peaking at No.6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March. "Tell Her No", however, failed to make the Top 40 in the UK. Subsequent recordings such as "She's Coming Home", "Whenever You're Ready", "Is This the Dream", "Indication" and "Gotta Get a Hold of Myself" failed to achieve the success of the previous two singles (although the Zombies had continued success in Scandinavia and the Philippines). A song by The Zombies released only as a B-side (to "Whenever You're Ready") in the US and the UK in 1965, "I Love You" subsequently became a sizable hit for the group People! in the United States in 1968.
Zombies, The – Early Days
Label: London Records – PS 557
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US Released:1969
A1 Whenever You're Ready 2:30
A2 Don't Go Away 2:28
A3 She's Not There 2:19
A4 I Love You 3:03
A5 Leave Me Be 2:01
A6 Indication 1:54
B1 She Does Everything For Me 2:10
B2 You Make Me Feel Good 2:31
B3 Tell Her No 2:02
B4 I Want You Back Again 2:03
B5 Kinda Girl 2:04
B6 I Must Move 1:50
• Bass Guitar, Vocals – Chris White (2)
• Drums – Hugh Grundy
• Lead Guitar – Paul Atkinson (2)
• Lead Vocals – Colin Blunstone
• Organ, Electric Piano, Harmonica, Vocals – Rod Argent
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