Sunday, 21 October 2012

Five Star Songs: The Zombies- Tell Her No

Halloween is fast approaching, which means a lot of scary happenings are starting to occur. Yesterday afternoon I was out for a walk in downtown Toronto when I happened upon the city's annual Zombie walk. They have been having this march since 2003, but this was the first time I have seen it. In prior years, the parade was always held in the west end of the city. This year the host's decided to make a festival of zombies at Toronto's city hall and have the undead lurch around the downtown streets.

No, these two hippie zombies didn't eat that old Chinese man. They were probably peace loving zombies and didn't snack on anybody. I bet I know who their favourite band is......60's English psychedelic rock band The Zombies??

The Zombies were anything but scary. They had three U.S. number 1 hits including my favourite song, Tell Her No. Love the chorus of backing harmonies of "No-no-no-no". Great pop tune that was inspired by songwriters Hal David and Burt Bacharach; but in mind sound more like Lennon and McCartney.  Watch them perform the track below when they appeared on the old TV show The Hullabaloo.

Available on the band's debut self titled album which you can buy at Amazon of check your local record store.

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