I love The Zombies. I bought this Fabulous magazine today just because they were in it. It was a bit pricey but, get this, they’re in a photo story with Screaming Lord Sutch, Adrienne Posta and the Daleks!
There’s also a short interview with The Zombies and a two page colour poster:
I went to see The Zombies in concert at the Tunnels in Bristol in May 2012 and they were amazingly good. They seem like lovely chaps too – they sell signed merchandise and you can buy items from just a few pounds. Whilst I was buying some of the merchandise – a poster and a book about The Zombies – my boyfriend saw Colin Blunstone and asked him to sign my Odessey and Oracle LP for me (Polish issue, original version – but without the fabulous artwork of the UK issue; as it’s one of my favourite albums ever I need to track down an original UK copy at an affordable price some time…):
It was an amazing set they played. Here’s the set list etc from the gig:
And here are some of my photographs – the ones of Colin are a bit too close but I was stood right at the front of a small venue with my Diana F+ camera, which you can’t control too much. There are a couple of funny ones of Rod Argent progging out on the keyboards – I used the bulb flash for a long exposure to get him shaking his head about:
My pictures are not that great, I know, but here are some better ones taken on an Olympus Trip 35 by Dave Tinkham of Datapanik Design:
Photos copyright Dave Tinkham, Datapanik Design.