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The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone, this week on The Pharmacy
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Gregg Foreman’s radio program The Pharmacy is a music / talk show playing heavy soul, raw funk, 60′s psych, girl groups, Krautrock. French yé-yé, Hammond organ rituals, post-punk transmissions and “ghost on the highway” testimonials and interviews with the most interesting artists and music makers of our times…

This week’s guest is the great Colin Blunstone, lead vocalist of the classic 60’s outfit, The Zombies. The Zombies carved their way into the history books during the British Invasion with hits like “She’s Not There,” “Time of the Season” and “Just Out of Reach.” Their classic album is Odessey & Oracle. The group will perform as one of the headliners at this years Austin Psych Fest.

- The recording of Odessey & Oracle using the Beatles’ Mellotron and equipment at Abbey Road Studios.

- Why The Zombies broke up in 1967 thinking they were unpopular.

- Life in postwar England and “Swinging 60’s” London.

- Coming to America and playing with the Shangri-Las on Dick Clark’s “Cavalcade of Stars” package tour.
 

 
Mr. Pharmacy is a musician and DJ who has played for the likes of Pink Mountaintops, The Delta 72, The Black Ryder, The Meek and more. Since 2012 Gregg Foreman has been the musical director of Cat Power’s band. He started dj’ing 60s Soul and Mod 45’s in 1995 and has spun around the world. Gregg currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and divides his time between playing live music, producing records and dj’ing various clubs and parties from LA to Australia.

Set List

Intro
Just Out of Reach - The Zombies
Around and Around - The Rolling Stones
Intro 1 / 2120 South Michigan Avenue - Rx / The Rolling Stones
The Zombies Colin Blunstone Interview Part 1
Indication - The Zombies
Talk Talk - The Music Machine
I Can’t Believe What You Say - Ike and Tina Turner
Open My Eyes - The Nazz
You Don’t Love Me, Baby - Junior Wells
Intro 2 / Get Up and Get It - Rx / Jackie Mittoo
The Zombies Colin Blunstone Interview Part 2
She’s Not There (cover) - The Black Angels
You’ve Got Me Uptight - Evie Sands
Contact - Brigitte Bardot
Green Light - The Equals
Indian Rope Man - Brian Auger and Trinity
Look For Me Baby - The Kinks
Intro 3 / Trampoline - Rx / Spencer Davis
The Zombies Colin Blunstone Interview Part 3
I Love You - The Zombies
My Little Red Book - Love
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) - Lee Moses
Bring Down The Birds - Herbie Hancock
Beggin’ - Timebox
Intro 4 / What’d I Say ? - Rx / Unknown
The Zombies Colin Blunstone Interview Part 4
Care of Cell 44 - The Zombies
Vacuum Boots - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Zombies Colin Blunstone Part 5 - Colin Blunstone / Rx
Intro 5 / Ambulance City - Rx / Pink Mountaintops
Outro

 
You can download the entire show here.

Below, a Dutch TV documentary about “She’s Not There.” In English with Dutch subtitles.

Posted by Tara McGinley

 

 

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