SoSG DelinO is a huge Hall and Oates fan, so I had to pick up Randy Lewis's post on the LA Times' music blog, who wrote that John Oates is back to his roots, and is better without partner in crime Daryl Hall. What? Say It Isn't So!
There’s often more than a whiff of desperation about “back to the roots” outings by pop musicians, especially those who are well past their commercial prime. But New York City-born John Oates’ exploration of Southern blues, R&B and soul is a pleasant surprise in many ways: heartfelt, relatively modest in scope and consequently more rewarding than might be expected, especially for those of us who were never terribly taken by the lightweight blue-eyed soul he and partner Daryl Hall kept at the top of the pop charts from the mid-’70s through most of the 1980s.
I can't get over a 'stache-less Oates. I think I'm going to be nauseous.