Zombies Getting Finer With Age

DSC_9488Concert Review
The Zombies
Bears Den Inside
Seneca Niagara Casino
Niagara Falls, NY
Friday May 20, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Zombies returned to the Bears Den Friday evening. They had last played the fine venue back in 2011. The English band traces back to the 60s when they were led by singer Colin Blunstone and organist Rod Argent, the only original members still playing with the band. Joining them were former Argent and Kinks member Jim Rodford on bass, his son Steve Rodford on drums and guitarist Tom Toomey.

The band sounded absolutely amazing inside what many call the best sounding venue in western New York. The band’s 90-minute set not only featured songs that were recorded decades ago but also tracks from their latest Still Got That Hunger which was released last fall. One thing that was quickly noticed was how well received the new tracks were by the fans. Songs such as “New York” and “Maybe Tomorrow” received louder applause than some of the bands older material.

It was also interesting to hear Argent discuss “Time Of The Season”. He went on to say the band had broken up by the time the song was released as a single. It climbed all the way to #3 but by then all the members were off doing their own things.

The show continued on as the band mixed in old and new and to no one’s surprise a pair of Argent songs were sandwiched around the band’s biggest hit “She’s Not There”.

It was a great night for both the band and their fans. The fans were able to hear some good stories about some of the songs as well as see a band that isn’t just reliving and relying on their past.

 

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Set List
I Love You
Can’t Nobody Love You (Solomon Burke Cover)
I Want You Back Again
Goin’ Out of My Head (Little Anthony & The Imperials Cover)
Moving On
Edge of the Rainbow
I Don’t Believe in Miracles @Song[59cc681e-becf-4df3-992a-24d8ac99e492]
Care of Cell 44
This Will Be Our Year
I Want Her She Wants Me
Time of the Season
Tell Her No
You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me / Bring It On Home to Me
Maybe Tomorrow
New York
Caroline Goodbye (Colin Blunstone song)
Hold Your Head Up (Argent cover)
She’s Not There

Encore
God Gave Rock and Roll to You (Argent cover)

Very special thanks to Phil Pantano from Pantano & Associates for the credentials

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