Monday, July 11, 2011

"She's Not There" by The Zombies.

OK, more British Invasion: This Rod Argent composition was The Zombies' first single and their biggest hit, peaking at #2 U.S. and #12 UK in '64. Argent's distinctive keyboard line on the Hohner Pianet marked the first use of the electric piano as lead instrument during the British Invasion. Recorded in one take (!), the chord progressions were inspired by Brian Hyland's "Sealed With A Kiss". #297 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Masterfully covered by The Ventures on their "Knock Me Out!" album. Santana's version peaked at #27 in '77. For extra credit, name the Zombies' two other Top 10 hits.

Yesterday's answer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown". A staple of rural chase scenes. Steve Martin's talent never ceases to amaze me - aside from all his other credentials he's a very respectable 5-string banjo player.​ch?v=APl9fRFmdC0​ch?v=icMTVV5Lwaw

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