Ex-Zombies, legendary keyboardist Rod Argent and wispy-voiced singer Colin Blunstone, have reunited after 30 years to tour with songs from their duo album from last year, as well as Zombies favorites:
Former Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent and singer Colin Blunstone kicked off a nine-city U.S. tour this week. Though the Zombies officially broke up in 1969, Blunstone and Argent had remained friends over the years and decided to get back together after playing a benefit show in London last year.
Argent told LAUNCH that in addition to the obvious hits and songs from the duo’s recent album Out Of The Shadows, released last year, fans can expect to hear songs from Blunstone’s solo career as well as brand a new song or two. “We go over the whole career. I mean, we do several songs from Odessey & Oracle–obviously we do ‘She’s Not There’ and ‘Time Of The Season’ and ‘Tell Her No’ and the big hits that we were associated with as singles, but we do some B-sides. We do things that other people have covered that were big hits, but not for us, I mean. In fact, the other day we decided just to try…There was a song, a B-side that we had on one of the early singles that People covered called ‘I Love You,’ which was a big hit in the States. We never, ever played that, ever, and we just ran it through the other day and I think we might even put that in.”
Argent said they also plan to perform several of his songs that others had hits with over the years. “We do some Argent stuff. We do ‘Hold Your Head Up,’ we do things from Argent that were huge hits for other people but not necessarily for us–like, Three Dog Night had a big hit with ‘Liar,’ and we do that on stage. We had an enormous hit in Europe called ‘God Gave Rock And Roll To You,’ which didn’t mean anything in America, but of course Kiss covered it many years later and had a huge hit with it.”
A dual career retrospctive in other words.