The Zombies

The Zombies’ 1968 album Odessey and Oracle—besides being probably the greatest record ever titled with a typo—just about defined pop-psychedelia and redefined its own little piece of pop music, too. “This Will Be Our Year” is so accomplished that it demands the instant retirement of words (and actual emotions) like “melancholy” and “wistful,” since they’ll never be better demonstrated than in that particular two minutes and eight seconds. And if you care to further prowl through the rest of their discography, you can find moment after moment of perfection. How many songs have we not even mentioned here? No wonder people write books. Dress up nice to go to this one, OK? They play with LA’s own Allah-Las, who do Standells-y garage with Music Machine aplomb, and whose guitar tone should be some kind of national monument.
Tue., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., 2013


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