Psychedelic pop group The Zombies wrote some of the most iconic songs of the 1960s. While songs like “She’s Not There” and “Time of the Season” were soundtracks to the 60s, the band’s tunes have found a place in 21st century pop culture as soundtracks to podcasts. As Pitchfork pointed out, the track “A Rose for Emily” can be heard during the closing credits of the podcast “S-Town” from the creators of popular podcast “Serial."
The recently resurrected Zombies stopped into Conan on Monday night and treated the audiences to performances of “Time of the Season” and “A Rose for Emily." You can watch them above and below respectively. “A Rose for Emily” appears on The Zombies’ landmark album Odyssey and Oracle, which Rolling Stone ranked at #100 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. Lead singer Colin Blunstone’s vocals and keyboardist Rod Argent’s innovative keyboard style were defining factors in the sound of the 60s.