Friday, May 8, 2015
"Hall, Oates, Sammy": THE WEEKEND MIX
There seems to be some Hall & Oates activity across the interwebs this week. Our pal Steve posted something over at Power Pop, referencing a piece in Salon where the duo seems to be hated more than Hitler. Our pal ASH posted something, calling the band everyone's "guilty little secret." And I have been enjoying repeat viewings of the season premiere of "Live From Daryl's House," with special guest Sammy Hagar. (Fantastic!)
As I have said in the past, I have never felt guilty about loving Hall & Oates. I might have been embarrassed for Daryl & John as they pranced around in pastels and bad haircuts, mugging for the MTV cameras. But it was those tunes and those videos that turned H&O into the history making hit machine that we all know and love to hate.
I like those hits, some of them anyway. But "I Can't Go For That" and "Maneater" are not why I love Hall & Oates. It was because of all the records prior to 1984's "H20." The MTV years are my least favorite years, though the duo did return in 1990 with "Change Of Season," one of their best and one that sits in my Top 3 favorite H&O records.
So, all that being said, I was in the mood for a mix of the not so obvious from H&O, with a hit or two for good measure and I topped it off with two of the best performances from the LFDH episode with Sammy Hagar.
Hope ya dig it!
Looking For A Good Sign
Change Of Season
Head Above Water
I Don't Wanna Lose You
The Woman Comes & Goes
Alone Too Long
London, Luck & Love
Grounds For Separation
Wait For Me
So Close (Unplugged)
Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy w/Sammy Hagar
Rock Candy w/Sammy Hagar
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 4:48 AM