100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-66: ‘She’s Not There’- The Zombies. I opened up yesterday with The Kinks- who I feel have been an underrated band over the years- but if you want to talk about really underrated- how about The Zombies. They are remembered most for three big hit songs- ‘She’s Not There’ in 1964, ‘Tell Her No’ in 1965 and ‘Time Of The Season” in 1968. Their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle is considered today a classic- but it didn’t sell at the time-and with a decline in demand for them to tour- they broke up – ‘Time Of The Season’ became a hit right after the break-up. For years I thought The Zombies were those three big hits- it wasn’t until I bought their box set in the late 90’s -Zombies Heaven that I was really blown away by them- while they weren’t around that long- what they recorded was great. They should have been much bigger than they were. It is worth tracking down- Zombie Heaven- a 4 CD set- of studio material- rarities and live material.
Single:’ She’s Not There”- The Zombies/ Written by Rod Argent/ Recorded June 12, 1964/ Time: 2:25/ Produced by Marques Enterprises/ Released July 24, 1964 in UK- September 7, 1964 US/ Peaked at #12 UK Singles Chart and #2 in US Billboard Hot 100. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked it #297 in their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list.