Wednesday, January 6, 2016

"I Used to Sing With a Group Called the Zombies"/misty roses and wings over america/Neil McArthur Never Died [2011/2016]

[NB: When I first wrote this about five years ago, the performance on the OGWT had not yet surfaced. Hadn't thought to look for awhile so nice to finally see it and thanks to Steve T. for the memory refresh. Note the Creepy Crawl confusing set of badges in the still image lacking in the performance itself]

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?

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