Friday, March 26, 2010

Hall & Oates: Rock and Soul

Can somebody please tell me: What is it with Hall & Oates lately?

Granted, I have "Maneater" and "Rich Girl" in rotation on the iPod, but it seems like the 70's era soul brothers are really getting hot of late.

I first questioned what is it with Hall and Oates when Umphrey's McGee bassist Ryan Stasik donned a Hall and Oat's T-shirt and was quoted as saying: "I enjoy tanning, surfing, red wine, and Hall ‘n Oates."

Then, I see this video on AV Club of the Fruit Bats doing a sweet cover of Hall & Oates tune One-On-One.

But the straw that broke the camel's came when I saw "She's Out of My League" in the theaters the other night. A very funny movie in a place where I shouldn't have to worry about being threatened by Hall & Oates. But one of the characters, who was your token d-bag, played in a band that played exclusively Hall & Oates covers. When asked to play something other than Hall & Oates, like "maybe some other rock-n-roll hits," the band simply looked at eachother and shook their heads.

Maybe it's because it's baby making music by a couple white boys or maybe it's just John Oats' 'stache. Either way, I need more Whole Oates in my diet ...

(p.s. The cover band in the movie plays Kiss is on My List and Everytime You Go Away, both off the CD Voices.)


1 comment:

  1. Hall & Oates is so hot right now! They actually got me through the winter blues....