Got To Get a Hold of Myself (Zombies)

3 SEPTEMBER 1966


After huge early success in 1964-65 (especially in the US) with songs such as 'She's Not There' and 'Tell Her No', the English band The Zombies bombed in '66. This single, ‘Got To Get a Hold of Myself’, was the fifth in a series of 11 single releases from them that failed to chart. They had all but split up when 'The Time of the Season' became a surprise #1 hit in the US in 1969, but it came too late to save their careers, which is a massive shame because their 1968 album 'Odessey and Oracle' showed they had a lot to offer.

The video clip above is of a live performance of 'Got To Get a Hold of Myself' on a US TV show. The band look good, but the song itself is flat and lacks any kind of hook or melody to make it memorable. It sounds better on vinyl, but it's easy to understand why this did not chart.

Got To Get a Hold of Myself (Zombies)