Help me understand Hall and Oates

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  1. craigs63

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    They're writing songs for Steve Miller?
     
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    Can only say, I rather agree with you, Old Pup.
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    Abracadabra is Steve Miller, the master of abysmal lyrics.
     
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    Wow. Always thought it was Hall and Oates. Sorry Daryl and John, been blaming you guys for that for a few decades now.
     
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    You can pay for your sins by listening to Debra Cadabra by Captain Beefheart singing with Zappa and the Mothers. Sounds just like Hall and Oates. :rolleyes:

     
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    And he's got Guthrie Trapp playin' with him lately. That's enough for me....

     
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    This ^^^ along with Michael McDonald.
     
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    I don’t mind Maneater and as a matter of fact, I kind of like it. It reminds me of 1983 and the girl I was chasing at the time. She was sweet to me but her theme song was maneater and she owned it. I was well out of my league and ended up a casualty of a wild ride but I smile when I think back on it.
     
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    I grew up (or something) in Philly so bands like Hall and Oates - and the Stylistics* and the Delphonics and so on - get a partial dispensation just for participating in the soundtrack of my life. The only H&O song I'm doing @ gigs these days is Had I Known You Better Then; def cheesy lyrics but fun to sing. (A good steak sandwich can include cheese as well. Just sayin.)

    *Make Up to Break Up BTW works great as a waltz in open G.
     
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    I appreciate them more now than when I was younger. Its part of the Philly sound. Its helped with the opposite sex if you could at least act like you like it
     
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    You just listen to only modern music? They had a formula that seemed to work pretty well. The only thing I ever bought from them was their greatest hits. They had more good songs than I thought. My wife and I don't see eye to eye much musically, but it makes long car rides easier. You can't deny their songwriting and the structures they created.
     
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    There is music everywhere that people don't like. It's partly what you were exposed to, or attracted to when you were young, and open minded. There's just a ton of music out there that I listened to growing up, but for me, southern rock was where it's at. Although I heard lot's of Styx, Journey, Reo Speedwagon, etc,etc. I was never a fan of that stuff, (give me the Allman's anytime), to me it was just background noise that was on the radio a lot.

    This doesn't mean I think those other bands were bad, because they weren't, it just wasn't the genre I was into at that time. Before that, I was a HUGE Beatles fan, and as such, I don't get why there are so many people who actually use the word "hate" when their name is mentioned. But I do get why they wouldn't be popular for a lot of people who just weren't exposed to it, or turned a deaf ear to it, especially if you are from a later, or maybe even an earlier generation of music lovers. .02 cents
     
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    Yes, the responses definitely helped. I posted about it already, but way after your response. I have not heard many of their songs at all. Whatever was on the radio in the era of Maneater would be it. So that was the band's sound for me. When the slower, totally different stuff recently began popping into my music streaming service I thought I was hearing some deep cut for the H&O enthusiasts, which I am clearly not. I typically listen less than a minute, then skip the track when no poppy hook appeared. I'm going back through the thread now to pick up specific songs and elements to listen for. I still don't know if I'll be a fan, but I do like a wide variety of music, from Classical, to Slayer, to some rap, old country, and stuff from the 50's on up til present day. I just love music. Always have. I can never predict what will speak to me.
     
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    Don't like Hall and Oates?

    So you are a little "Out Of Touch" ... needing some "Adult Education"?
     
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    Waiting 35 years to make a joke ... totally worth it!
     
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    My wife saw them last night (state fair). She said they're too old to be singing, and she's usually pretty nice.
     
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    Ritchie Kotzen is a huge fan...just saying...
     
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    heh....Somebody get me a CHEEEEEZBURGERRRRR...!
    Yeah, he always reminded me that a socially awkward guy can be a rock star too by celebrating his awkwardness in song - but there's only room for one!
     
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