makes the heart grow fonder
THREE YEARS AGO, DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES DECIDEDTHAT, FOR THE
TOGETHER HAD LOST ITS SPARKLE. COMING BACK TO IT NOW WITH
REFRESHED ATTIUDES AND OPEN MINDS, THEY'VE GIVEN US OOH YEAH. AN ALBUM THAT HAS 'HIT'
WRITTEN ALL OVER IT
Article by KEITH SHARP - MUSIC EXPRESS #126, 1988
Jonathan for this material !
|THE S.I.R. REHEARSAL
STUDIOS ARE LOCATED in a seedy, run-down part of Manhattan that doesn't appear on 'I Love
New York' postcards. This is a neighborhood on the Lower West Side where the only people
successful enough to hail a cab are the local hookers, brazenly plying their trade despite
mid-afternoon showers which cast an aura of gloom on the island.
Inside a nondescript building nestled among dingy warehouses and
rotting tenements, Daryl Hall and John Oates, rock's most famous blue-eyed soul boys, are
whipping a new band into shape for their first tour in three years.
After a much-acclaimed concert at Harlem's famed Apollo
Theatre in May '85, it seemed Hall and Oates had gone their separate ways - Hall to record
a solo album in England with Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, and Oates to co-write and
co-produce songs with Canada's Parachute Club and Australia's Icehouse. In fact, there
were people betting they would never appear together again, neither on stage, nor on