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Alphabet Street – Z – Zombies

Thursday 24th July / presented by Adam Trainer

Easy as 123 as we alphabetically roll

Z is for Zombies,  The Zombies.  Though they may not have won them so much fame at the time, have become an enduring example of the  British psychedelic boom of the 1960's.  Their style was innovative for its mixing of trippy melodies, ornate choruses, subtle mellotron with a solid hard rock base.

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A is for Arab Strap, the Scottish Noise Rockers…

B is for Bootsy Collins, the Master of Funk…

C is for Neneh Cherry, the Rapper/Songwriter/Collaborator …

D is for Don Caballero, the polyrythmic Math rockers…

E is for Esquivel, the King of space-age pop…

F is for Fridge, a versatile group from Putney…

G is for Goldie, the Mastermind of Jungle and Drum n Bass..

H is for Herbie Hancock, an innovator of Jazz and Popular Music…

I is for Lia Ices, a sweet songstress with a sky high vocal range…

J is for Calvin Johnson, underground pop music alumni, guitarist, vocalist and producer…

K is for King Crimson, the behemoths of Progressive Rock.

L is for Bettye LaVette, the Grandma Moses of Soul.

M is for MF Doom, a mystery in a mask.

N is for Neu!, motorik masters.

O is for Os Mutantes, Brazilian psych rockers involved with waves of social change.

P is for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, a reggae musician and producer who’s worked with many of the greats with colourful eclectic fashion fufilled by the Rastafari.

Q is for Qbert, one of the world’s most influentioal Dj’s.

R is for Arthur Russell, American music extraordinaire.

S is for Sun Ra, A prolific jazz composer known for his ‘cosmic philosophy’.

T is for Talk Talk, british lads who transitioned from new wave to post rock.

U is for Ulver, A Norwegian experimental group influenced by Norwegian Folk Tales and inspired by Baroque poets.

V is for Laura Veirs, a folk-infused songwriter from America.

W is for Scott Walker, with his baritone voice and from pop ballads to the avante-garde.

X is for X, the band of Los Angeles angels who were a part of the first wave of punk, and renowned for their contribution to LA music & culture.

Y is for Yo La Tengo, masters of staying power, beautifully atmosphereic pretty melodic muisc and jams.

Z is for The Zombies, an enduring example of the  British psychedelic boom mixing trippy melodies, ornate choruses, subtle mellotron with a solid hard rock base.

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