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‘Mad Men’ Compels You: Listen to the Zombies

"This Will Be Our Year" is another inspired music placement in TV's current Golden Age

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // April 21, 2014

No spoilers here, unless you need the song placements in your favorite shows’ closing credits  to remain a mystery until viewing. Sunday night’s episode of Mad Men, dubbed “A Day’s Work,” wrapped up with a timeless number from an era-appropriate act: “This Will Be Our Year,” by the Zombies.

The group led by Rod Argent and Colin Bluntstone are, of course, best known for their 1968 single “Time of the Season.” Miguel did a version of that track for Kaleidoscope Dream; it’s also been sampled by everyone from Eminem to ScHoolboy Q to Necro. But for the otherwise unitiated, the AMC placement of that lesser-known ’68 single offers reason aplenty to take a longer look at the English outfit, who were peers to the Kinks, the Beatles, and the Yardbirds.

Also, it seems safe to say the poster art for Mad Men‘s seventh season is inspired in part by the cover of the Zombies album that contained both tunes: Odessey and Oracle. Check out the tune and those images below, and revist SPIN’s lovingly compiled list: The 30 Best Musical Moments From TV’s Latest Golden Age. Awesomely, a recent trailer for Mad Men featured the voice of cult soul man Darondo.

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