Daryl Hall and John Oates: Living in the Past?

Filed in Gather Entertainment News Channel by on September 3, 2012 0 Comments

Last night popular 80s rock duo, Daryl Hall and John Oates played on the lawn of the LC Pavilion in Ohio.

To their credit they played to a capacity crowd with Hall telling their fans, “This is one of the biggest places we had going on outside of (their hometown) Philadelphia.”

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the singers played their biggest hits for 90 minutes with saxophonist Charles DeChant aka “Mr. Casual”, stealing the show.

But how much longer can Hall and Oates sing their same old songs? Granted, hits like Family Man; Out of Touch; Say it isn’t So; Sara Smile; I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do); Rich Girl; You Make My Dreams; Kiss on My List and Private Eyes will always be popular songs that fans love to hear but isn’t it time for Daryl and John to show that they still have the writing talent from the 1970s and 1980s? Fans would like to hear something fresh from them.

Individually, both Hall and Oates have released their own albums. Last year fans of Hall bought his “Laughing Down Crying” and Oates’ fans listened to “Mississippi Mile.” Each album was a compilation of new songs but for years fans have cried for something different written for the duo by the duo.

Neither of the singers think that there will be anything new coming to the Hall and Oates label any time soon. Each seems to be concentrating on their separate careers, yet every year the duo still tours and pulls in a lot of fans. Would it be so hard for them to give people who spend a lot of money to see them in concert one new song instead of only singing songs written some 30 years ago?

It would be wonderful if Daryl Hall and John Oates can give their fans a little something back like a new Hall and Oates song.


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