Wednesday, October 7, 2015
There Will Soon Be Room On My Bucket List
Long time readers of these pages might recall that The Zombies "Odessey & Oracle" is a Top Ten of all time for me. The band, which includes original members Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent and amazingly, bassist Chris White, are performing the album in its entirety for the first time in the U.S.. Needless to say, I am coming out of my skin with excitement.
My friend Dan caught them in Boston last night and his positive review has erased some of my doubts about the upcoming event. But he did say one thing, having nothing to do with "Odessey & Oracle," that I found interesting.
"(The Zombies played) 2 sets - the first mostly new stuff with a few defining hits sprinkled in. I usually want to flee when 60s bands do new stuff, but I thought most of the stuff off the forthcoming album was nice and solid - that never happens."
I started thinking of other 60's bands who had released "nice and solid" new material long after the fact and came up with exactly none. Maybe I'm not trying hard enough or maybe I just want you to do it. I am interested in your suggestions.