Hall & Oates, Private Eyes (1981)
It was a quick trip to the record store for a quick fix – some Hall & Oates. I grew up with the stuff. My dad had the tapes in his car. They were part of the soundtrack to road-trips and of course the songs were on the radio too. So it was just something I embraced as being the hit/hip sounds of the time. And then a few years on I started hearing Hall & Oates again – as occasional in-store play in the record stores where I worked; compilations. Probably, at first, it was some sense of obligation around playing the new release (reissue). Then it was possibly passed off as some sense of irony – playing the dated 80s pop songs. But they’re great songs. Not all of them. But a great strike-rate. Great singing, clean lines. No shame. None whatsoever. But there are some that don’t go for it. Fair play to that, for sure.
Sample Track: I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
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