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2020-09-23 11:00:59 AM  
*clicks link*
That's not the song I thought they'd list.
*scrolls*
*sees video*
*clicks play*
Huh
*listens*
*taps feet*
Dammit, this is better than I remember it being.
 
2020-09-23 11:13:00 AM  
Darryl . . .

Yes John,

Would you say we have a plethora of classics?
 
2020-09-23 11:53:22 AM  
Whatever will the do with the 18 dollars they earned?
 
2020-09-23 11:58:28 AM  
Hall & Oates have some seriously well constructed tunes.  I was listening to this over the weekend:


She's Gone
Youtube 87Q042KlxI4


So many little touches.  The build to the final chorus/outro starting at 4:14.

/There is always a place for the well made pop song.
 
2020-09-23 12:00:47 PM  
Is the version w/ keyboard cat still available?
 
2020-09-23 12:01:46 PM  
Totally my guilty pleasure band. Their music is just too good. Sometimes I play them and annoy my wife.
 
2020-09-23 12:08:05 PM  
500 Days of Summer - Scene You Make My Dreams Come True (1080p)
Youtube k5roFdPnp-A
 
2020-09-23 12:21:52 PM  
Lucky enough to have seen them 4 years ago. They didn't sound like they aged a bit.
 
2020-09-23 12:22:07 PM  
I love Hall and Oates but they were one of the worst concerts I've ever been to.  I saw them about 3-4 years ago.  Trombone Shorty came out and crushed it for about 30 minutes.  Then, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings destroyed it for about an hour (she'd be dead just about 6-8 months later, sadly).

H&O played about...........45 minutes or so, then, "g'night Phoenix, we love you, thanks for coming out!"  I was like, "well I guess we'll get a 30 minute encore."  12,000 people are clapping and shouting, begging for an encore.  5 minutes later, house lights came on.  Unreal.  And Daryl couldn't hit any of the high notes, wasn't even trying.  The songs they played were played pretty well but, godamn, that was a total cocktease.

My wife really wanted to go so the evening was her idea, I like them but didn't have any real desire to see them play "on a school night".  So, as we're walking back to the car my wife goes, "you know......i hate to say it, but.....that really sucked."
 
2020-09-23 12:25:27 PM  
I was never a big fan back in the day. But I have seen some of the best performances from Live from Daryl's House

"Ooo Baby Baby"- Smokey Robinson, Daryl Hall
Youtube Gpv7Se-Ohuo
 
2020-09-23 12:28:40 PM  

rickythepenguin: I love Hall and Oates but they were one of the worst concerts I've ever been to.  I saw them about 3-4 years ago.  Trombone Shorty came out and crushed it for about 30 minutes.  Then, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings destroyed it for about an hour (she'd be dead just about 6-8 months later, sadly).

H&O played about...........45 minutes or so, then, "g'night Phoenix, we love you, thanks for coming out!"  I was like, "well I guess we'll get a 30 minute encore."  12,000 people are clapping and shouting, begging for an encore.  5 minutes later, house lights came on.  Unreal.  And Daryl couldn't hit any of the high notes, wasn't even trying.  The songs they played were played pretty well but, godamn, that was a total cocktease.

My wife really wanted to go so the evening was her idea, I like them but didn't have any real desire to see them play "on a school night".  So, as we're walking back to the car my wife goes, "you know......i hate to say it, but.....that really sucked."


They're over 70 years old, man. Cut 'em a break.
 
2020-09-23 12:35:31 PM  

peachpicker: rickythepenguin: I love Hall and Oates but they were one of the worst concerts I've ever been to.  I saw them about 3-4 years ago.  Trombone Shorty came out and crushed it for about 30 minutes.  Then, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings destroyed it for about an hour (she'd be dead just about 6-8 months later, sadly).

H&O played about...........45 minutes or so, then, "g'night Phoenix, we love you, thanks for coming out!"  I was like, "well I guess we'll get a 30 minute encore."  12,000 people are clapping and shouting, begging for an encore.  5 minutes later, house lights came on.  Unreal.  And Daryl couldn't hit any of the high notes, wasn't even trying.  The songs they played were played pretty well but, godamn, that was a total cocktease.

My wife really wanted to go so the evening was her idea, I like them but didn't have any real desire to see them play "on a school night".  So, as we're walking back to the car my wife goes, "you know......i hate to say it, but.....that really sucked."

They're over 70 years old, man. Cut 'em a break.


So are The Rolling Stones, Dead & Co, Bruce Springsteen (happy b-day Bruce!), etc...

I'm with Ricky. 45 minutes and no encore is a tease.
 
2020-09-23 12:36:47 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: I was never a big fan back in the day. But I have seen some of the best performances from Live from Daryl's House


Yeah, that's a great show.  that episode specifically.  Live, they were just terrible.

I think the weather was a factor.  Late summer, it was pretty hot.  but still. I don't think they cracked an hour.  and no encore.  and I forget which song it was, I'm guessing 'Maneater', they had the sax guy play like, a 5 minute solo.  it went on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.  I think they were just out of energy or hung over, who farking knows.  totally phoned it in.
 
2020-09-23 12:39:30 PM  
You Make My Dreams - Pomplamoose (Live) - Hall and Oates
Youtube ev-eP-54p9o
It's a little like ragging on the Beatles. They were very popular, so they're a fat target for "overrated" and "mainstream" accusations, but then you listen and you remember why they were popular. Anyway, this is a favorite cover.
 
2020-09-23 12:41:20 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: So are The Rolling Stones, Dead & Co, Bruce Springsteen (happy b-day Bruce!), etc...


I saw D&C play the same venue maybe a year later - if that - May 2017, I have the poster - and they put on a 2.5 hour show.

And I guess I caught a good one, as in the midst of the pandemic D&C would livestream shows on Friday nights, and they picked that one, of the 200+ shows they've played, to livestream (in addition to the 15-20 others they livestreamed).  No slouches.
 
2020-09-23 12:43:21 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: peachpicker: rickythepenguin: I love Hall and Oates but they were one of the worst concerts I've ever been to.  I saw them about 3-4 years ago.  Trombone Shorty came out and crushed it for about 30 minutes.  Then, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings destroyed it for about an hour (she'd be dead just about 6-8 months later, sadly).

H&O played about...........45 minutes or so, then, "g'night Phoenix, we love you, thanks for coming out!"  I was like, "well I guess we'll get a 30 minute encore."  12,000 people are clapping and shouting, begging for an encore.  5 minutes later, house lights came on.  Unreal.  And Daryl couldn't hit any of the high notes, wasn't even trying.  The songs they played were played pretty well but, godamn, that was a total cocktease.

My wife really wanted to go so the evening was her idea, I like them but didn't have any real desire to see them play "on a school night".  So, as we're walking back to the car my wife goes, "you know......i hate to say it, but.....that really sucked."

They're over 70 years old, man. Cut 'em a break.

So are The Rolling Stones, Dead & Co, Bruce Springsteen (happy b-day Bruce!), etc...

I'm with Ricky. 45 minutes and no encore is a tease.


The fact is, most people are significantly compromised by the time they hit 70, and holding them to the standard of a younger performer is absurd.

Think of it this way, would you expect the same experience from a 70yo stripper as you would a 30yo? Or would that be patently foolish?
 
2020-09-23 12:46:21 PM  

peachpicker: Think of it this way, would you expect the same experience from a 70yo stripper as you would a 30yo? Or would that be patently foolish?


it's not like H&O built their career around epic dance moves and showmanship.  I wouldn't expect a 70yr old Prince to perform the way 25 yr old Prince did.  I get your point, and it is well taken, but.....no.
 
2020-09-23 12:50:20 PM  

rickythepenguin: Eddie Hazel's E string: So are The Rolling Stones, Dead & Co, Bruce Springsteen (happy b-day Bruce!), etc...

I saw D&C play the same venue maybe a year later - if that - May 2017, I have the poster - and they put on a 2.5 hour show.

And I guess I caught a good one, as in the midst of the pandemic D&C would livestream shows on Friday nights, and they picked that one, of the 200+ shows they've played, to livestream (in addition to the 15-20 others they livestreamed).  No slouches.


Nice! Always cool to have the external validation that a show you loved was also considered top tier by the band itself. And imagine trying to calculate all the hours that Bob Weir has been onstage in his career. Decades upon decades of touring with 2-3 hour shows several nights a week.

As for Hall & Oates, great studio career. As someone said upthread, it's a guilty pleasure band for many of us.
 
2020-09-23 12:52:27 PM  
Hall and Oates - Maneater Shreds
Youtube l56Hdjx0ckg
 
2020-09-23 1:16:24 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: And imagine trying to calculate all the hours that Bob Weir has been onstage in his career. Decades upon decades of touring with 2-3 hour shows several nights a week.


I forget if it was in the excellent "The Other One" documentary about Weir or a podcast, but Bob himself noted that. he said something like, " I'm not trying to brag but, I might be the most recorded musician in history, given that I've been playing professionally since 1965 and never really stopped.  And I'm still going."
 
2020-09-23 1:30:14 PM  
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater (Synth Bassapella)
Youtube HFKcPnTrz7k
 
2020-09-23 1:40:28 PM  
Daryl Hall was very nearly a member of King Crimson

Hall and Fripp collaborated on Hall's first solo album (which was shelved for 3 years because RCA wanted something more commercial).  After its release, the two discussed forming a band with Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta.  That eventually morphed into the Belew/Bruford/Levin/Fripp lineup of KC

Daryl Hall/Robert Fripp - Exposure (1979)
Youtube UuyKBRnUAiY
 
2020-09-23 1:41:58 PM  
Fabric_Man:. Anyway, this is a favorite cover.


Try this one

Lake Street Dive - Rich Girl (Live @Pickathon 2013)
Youtube 89Oc1UE7SS4
 
2020-09-23 1:54:03 PM  
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2020-09-23 2:14:32 PM  

r0rw: Whatever will the do with the 18 dollars they earned?


It's actually between $3 and $4 million dollars ($0.00331-$0.00437 per stream).
 
2020-09-23 2:22:48 PM  
I always liked Hall & Oats, although the first time I head them on the radio I heard their name as "Haulin' Oats" which I thought was hilarious after realizing my mistake. This has always been my favorite song of theirs hands down, it's just so good, upbeat, and fun.
 
2020-09-23 2:28:15 PM  
Heard It On the Radio - The Bird and The Bee
Youtube HMTaV5SC36o

The Bird and the Bee, Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates
 
2020-09-23 2:31:25 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: I always liked Hall & Oats, although the first time I head them on the radio I heard their name as "Haulin' Oats" which I thought was hilarious after realizing my mistake. This has always been my favorite song of theirs hands down, it's just so good, upbeat, and fun.


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2020-09-23 3:33:42 PM  
Better version of video (even tho grainy and full of 70's cheapness)


Hall & Oates - She's Gone video
Youtube vZZngTkp54I


History of video:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She%27s​_​Gone_(Hall_%26_Oates_song)#Promotional​_video
 
2020-09-23 3:39:18 PM  

Mole Man: Better version of video (even tho grainy and full of 70's cheapness)


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vZZngTkp​54I]

History of video:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She%27s_​Gone_(Hall_%26_Oates_song)#Promotional​_video


That's.......amazing.

Hall was obviously going through a Bowie/Ziggy Stardust phase.
 
2020-09-23 3:52:24 PM  

Snapper Carr: Fabric_Man:. Anyway, this is a favorite cover.


Try this one

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/89Oc1UE7​SS4]


Pomplamoose and Lake Street Dive in the same thread.  I am now happy.
 
2020-09-23 4:46:22 PM  
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2020-09-23 4:46:46 PM  
Hall and Oates - I Can't Go For That - Cover by Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers - Van Session 17
Youtube WJiCUdLBxuI
 
2020-09-23 8:16:16 PM  
Sarah Smile.

Will always be my favorite.
 
2020-09-23 9:59:54 PM  
Maneater-Hall & Oates and Bevis & Butthead
Youtube ct8Unbdxk3E
 
2020-09-23 10:30:14 PM  
Oh Yacht Rock at its best. Best performance I've seen was from those YouTube guys lampooning them.
 
2020-09-23 10:38:28 PM  
Yacht Rock Episode 2 (long cut)
Youtube pLFrzkTHP18
 
2020-09-23 11:14:30 PM  

Nadie_AZ: *clicks link*
That's not the song I thought they'd list.
*scrolls*
*sees video*
*clicks play*
Huh
*listens*
*taps feet*
Dammit, this is better than I remember it being.


Which is pretty much every hauling Oates song.  Their stuff was good.
 
2020-09-23 11:21:50 PM  

Fabric_Man: [YouTube video: You Make My Dreams - Pomplamoose (Live) - Hall and Oates]It's a little like ragging on the Beatles. They were very popular, so they're a fat target for "overrated" and "mainstream" accusations, but then you listen and you remember why they were popular. Anyway, this is a favorite cover.


Ah. Pomplamousse.  She is enchanting.
 
2020-09-23 11:35:00 PM  
My favorite use of a Hall and Oates sample. The original song is great too.

De La Soul - Say No Go (Official Music Video)
Youtube WwV2MWZ9U0o
 
2020-09-24 3:47:58 AM  

Myk-House of El: Hall & Oates have some seriously well constructed tunes.  I was listening to this over the weekend:


[YouTube video: She's Gone]

So many little touches.  The build to the final chorus/outro starting at 4:14.

/There is always a place for the well made pop song.


My mantra:
" I need a drink and a quick decision"
 
2020-09-24 3:56:02 AM  
Discovered this song on "Hello Ladies", didn't know it was them until I looked it up. Brilliant show, and a great theme song (written many years before.)
Hall & Oates - Alone Too Long
Youtube XSQiFKj-AvA
 
2020-09-24 4:05:33 PM  

Fabric_Man: [YouTube video: You Make My Dreams - Pomplamoose (Live) - Hall and Oates]It's a little like ragging on the Beatles. They were very popular, so they're a fat target for "overrated" and "mainstream" accusations, but then you listen and you remember why they were popular. Anyway, this is a favorite cover.


That was better than it had any right to be.
 
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