Monday, August 8, 2011

"I Used to Sing With a Group Called the Zombies"/misty roses and wings over america/Neil McArthur Never Died

Looking through the March 2, 1972 issue of Rolling Stone (Dylan cover, natch) in the barn, I came across the article below on Colin Blunstone and the upcoming release of his first solo lp "One Year." I can't remember if Tim or Rubin Fiberglass was the one to first tip me off to its sublime greatness. A premier interpreter of the likes of Tim Hardin, Zombies-mate Rod Argent, Denny Laine (!) and others, the record is over before you know it. The image shows Colin recording a track for the Old Grey Whistle Test with a string section which presumably was his version of "Say You Don't Mind." Unfortunately, while that OGWT appearance has not yet surfaced, the original of Denny Laine's has (in full "Sgt. Pepper"/"Piper At the Gates of Dawn" mode), as well as a short performance by Hardin of "Misty Roses" with a brief appearance by Twiggy on her show Twiggs. Sam Rockwell as Hardin in a biopic?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my... I've been playing my new copy of Colin's solo box on Epic: Original Album Classics, all week. And today I stumble upon your post.
    This is just great stuff, as is the 3 disc box: Enismore; One Year; and Journey.
    I'm having a very good week.
    You do good work, John.