79. The Zombies

79. The Zombies
Surprisingly, it is not uncommon for a musician to have their biggest hit after they passed away. We wonder if the Zombies could identify on some level, as they achieved their biggest success after they disbanded.   The Zombies were part of the British Invasion and like their compatriots they sought fame and fortune in the United States. Where they were a little different is that the Zombies focused more on their melodies and the use of minor keys. Their music was a little more classically infused and with a touch of psychedelic they have been considered by many musical historians as the most underrated bands of their era. Coincidentally, it appears that their chances may be improving in recent years as listeners appear to be unraveling the textures of their music. Their outside shot for induction seems to be improving each year. The Bullet Points: Previous Rank: 2010: #67   Eligible Since: 1989 Country of Origin: United Kingdom (St. Albans, England) Why They Will Get In: Their profile continues to rise and nobody would begrudge another 60’s band entering the Hall. Why They Won’t Get In: They were not around for very long. Nominated In: Never   Essential Albums: The Zombies (1965) Odessey and Oracle (1968) Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: She’s Not There (From The Zombies, 1965) Tell Her No (From The Zombies, 1965) Care of Cell 44 (From Odessey and Oracle, 1968) A Rose for Emily (From Odessey and Oracle, 1968) Time of the Season (From Odessey and Oracle, 1968)     www.rodargent.com     {youtube}f5IRI4oHKNU{/youtube} {youtube}BdghL1NGk0g{/youtube} {youtube}6cYdH46HqpE{/youtube} {youtube}EWfRbW-ObHk{/youtube}       {acepolls 78}

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