MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 240: MONDAY OCTOBER 15, 2018

ALBUMS

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  • HALL AND OATES ALONG THE RED LEDGE: 1978: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:This album sounds more rock than previous efforts- George Harrison, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Robert Fripp and Todd Rundgren make appearances. It’s A Laugh is one of my favorite Hall and Oates singles- it peaked at #20 the second single barely missed the Top 40- I Don’t Wanna Lose You #42. I like this album much better than the formula rock sound they acquired in the 1980’s.

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  • AMERICA: HIDEAWAY: 1976: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Two hits on this America album- “Today’s The Day” #23 and “Amber Cascades” #75.  Produced by Sir George Martin. Other songs of note- Jet Boy Blue, Lovely Night, and Watership Down. Not one of the best known America albums but it sounds like them, if that makes any sense.

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  • HALL AND OATES: X-STATIC: 1979: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The one single from the album Wait For Me #18 [along with It’s A Laugh from their previous album my two favorite Hall and Oates songs} They seem to not know where to go with this album- some disco influence. They would hit the winning formula [as far as having hits go and selling records- with their next album Voices}

 

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3 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 240: MONDAY OCTOBER 15, 2018

  1. Been meaning to check out more Hall & Oates albums! Their self-titled is my favorite. I like their classic 80’s songs but the 70’s time period is my favorite. Have you heard Marigold Sky? It’s a great late 90’s output by them.

    I like America but their songs get a little repetitive. But I still want to give them a fair chance. What album would you recommend?

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