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f-tunes: The Zombies—Odessey and Oracle

January 7, 2010

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The Zombies Odessey and Oracle

The time has come for the debut of The Admiral here at Frump.  You will likely see me posting f-tunes more than any other, due to my unhealthy obsession with music.  Old music, current music and music that hasn’t even been released yet.  (Dear RIAA, about that last part.  I don’t steal, I time travel… and sample things to buy later… no, really).  I thought for a while about which album I would start with and figured it would be best to talk briefly about a record I wish I had been exposed to much sooner.

So here it is:  The ZombiesOdessey and Oracle.  The Admiral might be a noob to this whole blogging thing, but for those keeping score at home: No, I didn’t misspell “odyssey”, The Zombies did.  The band themselves claim it was done intentionally and with poetic license while the printer of the album’s artwork claims it was a mistake and the band is just covering.  Whatever the case may be, the unique spelling is apropo for the 1968 psychadelic baroque pop masterpiece. [originally released in the UK in 1967, for the music trivia buffs]  continued…

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