The Zombies Time of the Season

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The Zombies Time of the Season

Psychedelic Rock

The song “Time of the Season” was written by Rod Argent, keyboardist and vocalist for The Zombies. It was released in 1968 as a single and on their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle. They had recorded the song (and the album) at Abbey Road Studios in 1967. The song had success early in 1969, which was after the band had split up, and went to #1 on Cash Box and in Canada. It rose to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “Time of the Season” is known for it call-and-response (e.g., “What’s your name? (What’s your name?)” parts as well as the Argent’s psychedelic keyboard improvisation. It’s a sort of combination of Gershwin’s “Summertime” and the sentiments of the 1967’s Summer of Love. The song became a counterculture anthem.

The band formed in 1961 in St. Albans, Hertsfordshire, England. The members of The Zombies for the song and album were Rod Argent (organ, piano, Mellotron, harpsichord, vocals), Paul Atkinson (guitar), Hugh Grundy (drums), Colin Blunstone (lead vocals), and Chris White (bass guitar, vocals).

Here are the lyrics to “Time of the Season” by The Zombies:

It’s the time of the season
When love runs high
In this time, give it to me easy
And let me try with pleasured hands

(To take you in the sun to) Promised lands
(To show you every one)
It’s the time of the season for loving

What’s your name? (What’s your name?)
Who’s your daddy? (Who’s your daddy?)
(He rich) Is he rich like me?
Has he taken (Has he taken)
Any time (Any time)
(To show) To show you what you need to live?

(Tell it to me slowly) Tell you what
(I really want to know)
It’s the time of the season for loving

What’s your name? (What’s your name?)
Who’s your daddy? (Who’s your daddy?)
(He rich) Is he rich like me?
Has he taken (Has he taken)
Any time (Any time) (To show)
To show you what you need to live?

(Tell it to me slowly) Tell you what
(I really want to know)
It’s the time of the season for loving”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by The Zombies: “She’s Not There.”

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