rod argent Archive

Album Review: The Zombies — Different Game

A longtime critical favorite, The Zombies have built a sterling reputation upon a number of strengths. Colin Blunstone’s vocals have been central to the group’s appeal, and the musicianship – […]

Album Review: The Zombies — Greatest Hits

The Zombies have a sterling and well-deserved reputation. That reputation is built primarily on three things: a couple of early singles, a final album of staggering quality, and a latter-day, […]

The Zombies: A Half-century ‘Odessey’

During 1967’s so-called Summer of Love, the Zombies began recording what would be their defining work, the critically-acclaimed album Odessey and Oracle [sic]. But on its release, the record performed […]

Album Review: The Zombies — Still Got That Hunger

File Next to: The Left Banke, Argent, The Kinks Call them late bloomers if you will. Compared to their fellow British invaders, The Zombies scored relatively few hits in the […]

Zombies Among Us: A Conversation with Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone (Part Three)

Continued from Part Two… One thing that has changed – somewhat – is Rod Argent‘s keyboard arsenal. “I would only ever use my real [Hammond] C3, a Leslie [rotating speaker], […]

Zombies Among Us: A Conversation with Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone (Part Two)

Continued from Part One… “I can’t tell you why [Odessey and Oracle] wasn’t successful when it first came out,” offers Rod Argent, “unless it was the fact that everything was […]

Zombies Among Us: A Conversation with Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone (Part One)

The Zombies are among the fondly-remembered cast of characters from the British Invasion (or, as they somewhat more succinctly call it in the UK, the Beat Era). While they certainly […]