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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:15 AM
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Please post your opinion about the band Hall and Oates.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:18 AM
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1. Early stuff was great.
"Fall in Philadelphia" is one of my favorite songs.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:14 AM
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5. Yep, and Abandoned Luncheonette still holds up in many ways
I think it was "Maneater" when they lost me, but "You Make My Dreams Come True" was a badly overlooked little confection for a long time.
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:23 AM
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2. MrCoffee loves them with a fiery passion that I do not fathom.
This video explains everything you could possibly want to know about Hall and the other guy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s22ufU-67iM
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:39 AM
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3. What the hell was that all about?
:crazy:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:46 AM
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7. I can't go for that, no can do
John Oates is physically incapable of taking a picture in which he doesn't look like he's going to rip your throat out with his teeth. I respect that.
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:54 AM
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8. I also respect that.
And by "respect that", I mean soil my trousers.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:47 AM
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4. love em
respect totally :) I still listen to them!
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:27 AM
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6. Well . . . Daryl Hall is very very pretty
and I enjoy their music, too. Although I agree, "Maneater" was a miss. :thumbsdown:

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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:46 PM
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15. Yes, yes and yes!
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 12:47 PM
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9. I like their early stuff. I saw them live in the late 70's, and they were great.
Not too fond of the "Man Eater" era.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 12:49 PM
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10. I met them at a party in NJ
When I was young. A wild time was had... by others. I was about 10 and with my dad, so I had to be good.

:D
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 12:49 PM
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11. meh
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:05 PM
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12. Pre-1980 only, thank you very much.
"Sara Smile" is probably their best song, followed by "She's Gone".

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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:11 PM
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13. One of those groups that
I never really liked, but their songs bring back a whole era, so it's bittersweet, too.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:22 PM
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14. I saw them at the closing concert at the Spectrum with the Hooters and Todd Rungden
rawks!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:46 PM
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16. They went on the Jon Stewart show. They are definitely liberal.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:04 PM
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17. "Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid" was AMAZING...and their last "great" song.
I always thought of them as an act that had one KILLER single CD...80 minutes...worth of GREAT music, with a lot of album filler and some downright crap.

I know there are people who don;t like songs like "Sara Smile" and "She's Gone," but those are generally people whose opinion doesn't matter to me anyway.

Hall & Oates are just like the Doobie Brothers. I have a single mix CD of their best stuff and anything that's not on that CD is a candidate for getting tossed out the window of my moving vehicle.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:16 PM
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18. Love 'em in all eras
Several of their '70s albums are weirder and more musically diverse (and, not to mention, highly underrated) than those who only know them for "Maneater" and the like would ever imagine.
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:32 PM
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19. I like 'em ....
first rate blue-eyed pop/soul, in my vaguely humble opinion....And unlike apparently almost everyone here, I even like Maneater
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:43 PM
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20. The songs. The guitars. The mustache.
And.That's.Just.Oates.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 02:10 AM
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21. They had a unique sound and much of their stuff still holds up...Underrated, and
great songwriters.


mark
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 02:18 AM
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22. Clickers -- every song.
Clickers = Songs that make me click to another station. Quickly.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 09:33 AM
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23. Great 70s, Shite 80s.
Their only good 80s song was written by the great Mike Oldfield - "Family Man"
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 04:56 PM
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24. Good stuff for the time.
A lot of it, to my ear, doesn't hold up very well. Daryl's still a helluva singer and a not bad musician. Except for his taste in guitars, which runs to Taylors.

:hi:

Bake
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 05:08 PM
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25. They're an incredibly under-rated band.
I mean, they had a crazy number of singles, most of them were pretty darned good. 34 singles on the top 100 charts, damn. That said, their synth-heavy stuff tends to suck. "Sarah Smile", "She's Gone", "Rich Girl", all awesome songs. Hell, I even love some of their cheesier stuff like "Private Eyes" and "Make My Dreams Come True" (mostly because it's the song most frequently used in cheesy montage sequences, only perhaps challenged by Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorns").

If you can watch this scene and not at least crack a smile, you need to check your pulse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tJoIaXZ0rw
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dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 05:11 PM
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26. I don't know what Oates even did ...
but judging from Hall's solo career ...... it was essential! :bounce:
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