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Hall & Oates: H2O (RCA)

Review by Leyla Sanai, New Musical Express, September 1982

DARYL HALL and John Oates are potentially a formidable partnership. 'I Can't Go For That' was the slickest snappiest ditty the wrong side of the ...

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Daryl Hall (1993)

Interview by Paul Zollo, Rock's Backpages Audio, 7 September 1993

The blonde half of Hall & Oates on his Soul Alone album; the influence of Philly soul, and Thom Bell in particular; writing songs with John Oates; his Sacred Songs album with Robert Fripp, and on such songs as 'Everytime You Go Away' and 'She's Gone'.

File format: mp3; file size: 61.8mb, interview length: 33' 45" sound quality: ***

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Nutritious Music: Daryl Hall & John Oates

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, 17 February 1973

DARYL HALL, one half of Whole Oats, decided that Philadelphia can lay claim to one of the most innocuous music scenes in the entire country. ...

Daryl Hall & John Oates: Abandoned Luncheonette (Atlantic SD 7269)

Review by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, June 1974

ATLANTIC RECORDS has the habit of taking original material and placing it in the context of an incredible array of session musicians. When they're working ...

Hall & Oates: War Babies

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 23 November 1974

DARYL HALL and John Oates are acquiring something of a cult following in this country. ...

Daryl Hall & John Oates: War Babies (Atlantic)

Review by Robert Duncan, Creem, February 1975

IMAGINE THAT! They write songs like Todd Rundgren. They play songs like Todd Rundgren. They even sing like him. And all he did on the ...

Hall & Oates: War Babies

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 27 March 1975

AFTER RECORDING Abandoned Luncheonette, an often ingenious merger of white acoustic pop and Philly soul, Philadelphians Hall & Oates disavowed that style, switched producers (from ...

Hall & Oates: Daryl Hall and John Oates

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, 23 October 1975

After three albums Daryl Hall and John Oates finally have a clear-cut style. This is Hall & Oates's Wild Honey: lean, basic and more concerned ...

Hall & Oates: White Hopes On Funk

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 29 May 1976

Hall & Oates: Fairfield Hall, Croydon ...

Hall and Oates: New Victoria Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 5 June 1976

IT WAS ONE of those historic, electrifying events that punctuate the cavalcade of rock, one of those nights that fans will long recall..."Do you remember ...

Hall & Oates: A Mutant Romance

Interview by Ian Birch, Sounds, 12 June 1976

Daryl Hall & John Oates – boy, if you think Dave Bowie had the Philly Soul enigma variations bag sown up with 'TVC 15' you're ...

Hall & Oates: Blue-eyed Soul For The Masses

Interview by Lita Eliscu, Phonograph Record, September 1976

NEW YORK — In this world cluttered with singer-songwriter-performers and other hyphenated musical creations, into this electronic, technologic, upheaving miasma of pure and impure sounds ...

Hall and Oates: A Bigger Splash

Profile and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 27 November 1976

JOHN OATES: 'I find the audiences in Europe more intelligent and receptive – music in Europe and England still retains its mystique and excitement.' ...

Hall and Oates: The Palladium, NYC

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 18 December 1976

NEW YORK: Like it or not, Hall and Oates are currently running the distinct risk of becoming just too perfect for their own good. At ...

Daryl Hall and John Oates: No Goodbyes (Atlantic) **

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 19 March 1977

ATLANTIC RECORDS attempt to cash in on the current Hall and Oates boom with a compilation of some of the best tracks from the Philadelphian ...

Hall & Oates: Confessions Of An Odd Couple

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, August 1977

THE PHONE RANG and an unfamiliar voice said: "Is this Jaan Uhelszki?" Assuming that the caller was a bill collector or someone of like obnoxiousness, ...

Hall & Oates: Beauty On A Back Street

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 24 September 1977

THE ACCEPTABLE face of disco music? ...

Magic: Hall & Oates' Wizardry

Interview by Don Snowden, Crawdaddy!, October 1977

LOS ANGELES – "I think I would have been either Gary Gilmore or a musician," Daryl Hall maintains in deadly earnest, nonchalantly flicking an ash ...

Hall & Oates: Back Together Again

Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, 13 October 1977

Hall & Oates Abandon Philly Soul ID, Adopt Heavy Metal Stance ...

Daryl Hall & John Oates: Beauty on a Back Street (RCA AFL1-2300)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 20 October 1977

Hall & Oates put it all together ...

Daryl Hall & John Oates, Eric Carmen: University of California, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Record Mirror, 19 November 1977

A Right Pair Of Jokers ...

Hall & Oates: Outre in Dayton, Ohio

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 19 November 1977

I'M SICK! I'm twisted! I'm bent! I'm writing a story about Daryl Hall & John Oates!There's one good thing about devoting your energy to writing ...

Hall and Oates: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by David Hancock, Evening News, London, 23 September 1980

The Rock of Gold ...

Daryl Hall & John Oates: Private Eyes (RCA)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, December 1981

I GOTTA HAND it to these guys. Just a few years back, if the merest snatch of any of their biggies – 'She's Gone' was ...

Hall & Oates: Laugh All The Way To The Synth Bank

Report and Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, June 1982

"Now no one will be able to accuse us of being fags that sing like the Spinners."Daryl Hall, to Jaan Uhelszki, August 1977. ...

Hall & Oates: Bedroom Politics — the Acceptable Sound of Young America

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 13 November 1982

THEY DON'T get up when I come in, but then despite their slight physical stature Daryl Hall and John Oates are big men now. After ...

Hall & Oates: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 13 November 1982

Roughage riders ...

Hall & Oates: H2O (RCA)

Review by Laura Fissinger, Creem, February 1983


Hall & Oates: One Upmanship

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 12 February 1983

  HALL & OATES have taken up permanent residency in the world's Top Tens. The American duo have spent the last decade and more making albums ...

Hall & Oates: This One's Daryl & This One's John

Profile and Interview by Ian Birch, Smash Hits, 17 March 1983

And this is Ian Birch reporting from the American headquarters of Hall & Oates, the most successful double act in recording history ...

Hall & Oates: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 17 March 1984


Daryl Hall & John Oates, Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 24 March 1984

WHATEVER IT is, Daryl Hall appears to possess it in more than average proportions. Damn him! For although the Hall and Oates experience is artfully ...

Hall & Oates: Big Bam Boom (RCA)

Review by Roy Trakin, Musician, January 1985

Maestros of Yuppie Soul, Hall & Oates keep their sleek street machine in high gear. ...

Hall & Oates

Interview by Roy Trakin, Creem, April 1985

"NOW REMEMBER," the harried veteran publicist briefs me as I perch on the jump seat of the chauffeur-driven limousine cruising groovily over the 59th Street ...

With Hall & Oates: G.E. Smith — "Call me a contemporary commercial pop-rock guitar player."

Interview by Gene Santoro, Guitar Player, February 1986

"IF THERE'S anything worth writing about me, it's that I'm a guy like most of the people who read Guitar Player," insists G.E. Smith. "I'm ...

Daryl Hall: I Gotta Be Me!

Interview by Deborah Frost, Creem, January 1987

...Sez Ex Philly Teen Oddball ...

Bob Clearmountain: Making the hard stuff look easy

Interview by Alan di Perna, Musician, July 1990

BOB CLEARMOUNTAIN exudes a calm, deliberate air as he moves around the cluttered interior of a recording truck parked outside L.A.'s Universal Amphitheatre. Politely negotiating ...

Hall and Oates

Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, OOR, October 1990

"PEOPLE SAY, 'When will the next big thing come?' It will only come when the last big thing's influence is wholly exhausted... we will suck ...

The Voice Of Young America

Interview by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 23 March 1995

Daryl Hall is the sweet soul voice in the Hall & Oates duo, whose "black-white" music has made them America's hit single champs of the ...

Hall & Oates: Marigold Sky

Review by Paul Lester, Uncut, January 1998

The rock'n'soul duo return with their first album for seven years ...

Cruise control: How Yacht Rock sailed back into fashion

Overview by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, The Guardian, 20 April 2016

Smooth, well-produced, meticulously written: Soft Rock had a bad reputation in the DIY '80s and '90s. But today it has renewed relevance. An aficionado explains. ...

Daryl Hall & John Oates: O2 Arena, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 30 October 2017

FOR THE PAST decade, Daryl Hall & John Oates have been enjoying a revival. In 2009, the teen film (500) Days of Summer turned a ...

see also Daryl Hall


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