Relive the ’60s

Catch The Zombies at the UC Theatre.



The Zombies

The Zombies are rising from their graves! Not that kind of zombie; it’s the ’60s Britpop rock band, The Zombies! Contemporaries of the Beatles, The Zombies were part of the British invasion at the height of the ’60s, bringing with them the wild music and shaggy haircuts that made teen girls swoon and parents cringe.

With the same experimental ethos as their cohorts but ultimately less commercial, The Zombies blazed through the charts with their blend of unsettling psychedelia and bubblegum pop but are today best known to many for their album Odessey and Oracle, ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 best albums of all time.

Now original Zombies Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent rise from their graves to reunite for the 50th anniversary of Odessey and Oracle, the seminal album that contains “Time of the Season”—or, as you might know it, the song in every movie ever made about Vietnam and the ’60s—and the hauntingly cacophonous “The Butcher’s Tale,” a ballad about a shell-shocked World War I veteran that doubled as a thinly disguised critique of Vietnam.

April 25, 8 p.m., $39.50-$155, UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley, TheUCTheatre.org.

 

Published online on April 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

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