Steel Notes Magazine October "Halloween" Issue 2016 - Page 83

Steel Notes Magazine www.steelnotesmagazine.com Music Review Zombie Garden Club’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale” Leaves Swedish Music Reviewer The Grouch Speechless. Hej America! I am back with something a bit different this time around. A few weeks ago I reviewed the latest album by the Zombie Garden Club. If you have not heard it, I highly recommend that you give it a listen. The music on that album strikes me as a cross between David Bowie and Lou Reed. As I said in that review, the album turned me into a full-fledged Zombie head. Thus, I was excited to listen to the Zombie Garden Club’s newest single which is a cover of Procol Harum’s 1967 single A Whiter Shade of Pale. I was unsure how Johnny Douglas, the head Zombie in the club, would handle such an iconic song. (Johnny, before I listened to the track I half expected something similar to Marilyn Manson’s cover of Come Together or Siouxsie and The Banshees cover of Dear Prudence.) Simply put, this song is nothing like either of those covers, although a strong case can be made that Siouxsie’s version of Dear Prudence is quite beautiful. Listen to this song. You will be amazed. If I were to sum up the Zombie Garden Club’s cover of A Whiter Shade of Pale in one word that Steel Notes Magazine www.steelnotesmagazine.com 83