Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Song of the Week: The Zombies - Walking In The Sun

For our second foray into the world of The Zombies, we focus on a song that didn't see the light of day when The Zombies actually existed as a real band. The song is Walking In The Sun and it was apparently written in '64, recorded in '65 and then never released. After the Zombies had disbanded in frustration over the lack of interest in their high quality product, they found themselves in an unusual position. That being, The Zombies had a posthumous hit in Time Of The Season. Suddenly the record company wanted another album. The thought was to throw some songs together which Rod Argent was working on and mix and match with whatever else was in the vaults. It was to be called Zombies R.I.P. That album never happened, but thankfully, some of those songs, of which Walking In The Sun is one, made their way onto poorly packaged compilations. Enjoy here the high quality stereo mix with overdubs as it appeared on the must-have box set, Zombie Heaven

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Video Diary: The Who - My Generation

And another happy birthday. This time to the legendary bassist for The Who, John Entwistle. John would have been 68 today.

Song of the Week: The Beatles - Dear Prudence

Happy Birthday to John Lennon who would have been 72 today. Without argument, he was the greatest pop song writer of the latter half of the 20th Century. And yet, remarkably, this is the first time in the three years existence of this blog that John Lennon or The Beatles have received any love from us.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Song of the Week: The Lively Ones - Surf Rider

From 1963, The Lively Ones perform Surf Rider. The Lively Ones were a SoCal band that recorded for Del-Fi Records, Dick Dale's label. A fact that I did not know until I started to write this, Surf Rider was actually written by The Ventures' Nokie Edwards, one of my all time favorite guitarists. Helps explain why this song is so dang perfect. The hep cats among us may recognize this song as the outro number to Pulp Fiction.