Hold Your Head Up – organ solo
We visited the incredible keyboard playing of Rod Argent back in December when I recorded the killer solo from the Zombies Time of the Season. After the Zombies disbanded in 1968, Rod Argent formed the eponomously named group, Argent. (I used the word correctly — look it up!). Their third album, All Together Now, released in 1972, struck gold, literally, selling over a million records and catapulting Hold Your Head Up to #5 in the US.
I have loved this solo since the first time I heard it. It was a good bit of work. It’s extremely fast and at times bluesy but very atonal and it moves around in novel ways. I like how it seems like it’s almost going to end and then it turns and builds again, and again, and again. All right, so here we go… Rod in the left channel, me in the right, please enjoy the killer solo from Hold Your Head Up.
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