Saturday, 8 March 2008

Zombie jamboree

Down to the marvellous Shepherd's Bush Empire, hundreds of feet high in the old cheap penny seats, to see the Zombies perform one of the finest albums of all time, Odessey and Oracle. I veered between pensive and ecstatic during the show, seeing as two of the four original band haven't played the material on stage for 40 years or more, if at all. It was all the more endearing for its chaos - some fluffed lines and dropped drumsticks, but all the better for the sheer euphoria of hearing such a blissful set of songs faithfully recreated. And Chris White, the bassist, had the kind of giddy hysteria of a man who couldn't believe his luck.

1 comment:

Stone Fee said...

Excellent stuff Lozman and glad to see you're back on the blogging trail.

Did you see any of the following: Alex Turner, Beck, Dave Grohl, Paul Weller? All were mentioned as fans of The Zombies in a Times article recently.

Or was it a case of "He's Not There".

Sorry, couldn't resist - I'll get me coat.