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The Zombies on World Cafe | November 11, 2011

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In the 1960s, the Zombies enjoyed success as one of the most popular bands of the British Invasion, releasing the enduring and beloved hits "Time of the Season," "Tell Her No" and "She's Not There." Although the group initially split amicably in 1968, the Zombies returned to making music in various incarnations in the early '90s. This year, two of its founding members, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, released Breathe Out, Breathe In, which the veteran musicians say is the first album that makes them feel truly together again as a band.

In today's World Cafe session, Argent tells the story of his attempt to meet his idol, Elvis Presley, in 1965 by visiting Presley's Memphis home — and the surprise he received when he got there. Later, Blunstone describes recording the famous Odessey and Oracle at Abbey Road immediately after the Beatles finished Sgt. Pepper's; the Zombies even used some of the same instruments, like the Mellotron. Finally, Argent and Blunstone perform two new songs off Breathe Out, Breathe In before treating us to a rendition of the classic "She's Not There."(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

The Zombies "Tell Her No" Greatest Hits
The Beatles "I'm Only Sleeping" Revolver

 ((The Zombies "Time of the Season" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

The Zombies "I Don't Believe In Miracles" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Zombies "Time of the Season" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Zombies "I Do Believe" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Zombies "Any Other Way" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Zombies "She's Not There" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Grizzly Bear "Easier" Yellow House))

Diego Garcia "You Were Never There" Laura
Washed Out "Eyes Be Closed" Within and Without

Hour 2

Billy Bragg "Accident Waiting to Happen" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Hot Body Rub" Before Today))

St. Vincent "Cruel" Strange Mercy
U2 "Lemon" Zooropa
Blitzen Trapper "Love the Way You Walk" American Goldwing
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Don't Do Me Like That" Damn the Torpedos

((Arizona "Away" Welcome Back Dear Children))

The Civil Wars "Barton Hollow" Barton Hollow
Crowded House "Sister Madly" Temple of Low Men
Pernice Brothers "Somerville" Live a Little
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. "Simple Girl" It's A Corporate World"
REM "We All Go Back to Where We Belong" Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage

((Everest "Rebels In The Roses" Ghost Notes))

Neko Case & Nick Cave "She's Not There" True Blood
The Kooks "The Junk of the Heart" Junk of the Heart
The Animals "Boom Boom" Boom Boom
Ry Cooder "John Lee Hooker For President" Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down

((The Grand Archives "Swan Matches" The Grand Archives))