As they approach their 50th year as a performing duo, Daryl Hall and John Oates are showing no signs of slowing down. While chart success may have come and gone for the pair over the years depending on where they’ve stood with the musical trends of the day, their hits – 34 total in the US Billboard Hot 100, including six number ones – have stood the test of time and remain some of the most instantly recognizable songs out there. Last year, the duo embarked on a co-headlining tour with Tears for Fears, and this year they returned, sharing the stage with San Francisco rock band Train.
Before they were the mega-hit makers of the 80's, Daryl Hall & John Oates were just a couple of doods in love with soul and R&B on a mission to share it with the world. On their 1973 masterpiece Abandoned Luncheonette, their second album for Atlantic records, the duo were coming of off an underperforming debut (Whole Oates) and were desperately searching for their identity.
SPOILER ALERT: They found it.
Sarah Godfrey and Marcus K. Dowling join Kevin in the basement to talk about an unmitigated classic that almost got lost in time...like we do.
Finally! A decent week for music! While our official picks this week come from TV On The Radio (read the review here) and Alison Krauss (it's an Alison Krauss album...that's all the review you really need), there is quite a bit going on in the war for time in your earholes.
Looks like we've got a return fo k.d. lang, which could be interesting, as well as a new effort from the Meat Puppets. Wow. I'd love to say that the new Low album is any good, and if you're into them, I'm sorry, but just this weekend it won the award for "Most boring album of the year" at the ChunkyGlasses home base, sooooo.....