The Zombies were once one of the most underrated groups of the British Invasion. However, time has been good to the band. As founding member, keyboardist, and composer Rod Argent proudly pointed out during the band's set last night at the Mardi Gras Casino, its legend and music has been much extolled in recent times by the likes of Tom Petty, Dave Grohl, and Paul Weller.
While the Zombies have found a few gilded champions, the band has always held a special place in the hearts of Invasion aficionados, and the brilliance of its output remains difficult to overstate, as anyone who has spent some quality time with the band's 1968 album, Odessy and Oracle, can attest.
2014's version of the the Zombies -- with key members Argent and iconic frontman Colin Blunstone intact -- performed to a capacity crowd last night in Hallandale Beach.