The Zombies @ ABC1 21-04-09

April 28, 2009

THE ZOMBIES
ABC1, Glasgow, April 21 * * * *

Old and young fans alike happily danced and bobbed along tonight as 60s survivors The Zombies rolled back the years with their last performance of seminal album Odessey & Oracle on Scottish soil.
Before the main event, the five-piece served up an entertaining set of odds and sods from their debut LP and various solo and side projects but it was O&O the crowd really wanted and after a thirty minute interval that was exactly what we got.
Joined by a selection of helping hands to add, as head Zombie Rod Argent put it, “authenticity”, the four surviving members and guitarist Keith Airy were on good form from opener Call Of Cell 44 to final offering Summertime.
Of course it was always going to fall to track twelve of Odessey, Time Of The Season, to provoke the biggest reaction from what was a devoted audience. Managing to top it could have proved tricky but with debut single She’s Not There they more than pulled it off. By the end they thoroughly deserved the extended ovation that rang out as the five took their final collective bow.

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