Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

HALL & OATES Part 5 – Doin’ It For Love / In Conclusion

Daryl Hall & John Oates took seven years off between 1990’s excellent Change Of Season and its lackluster 1997 follow-up, Marigold Sky. It would be another six years until the … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

HALL & OATES Part 4 – So Close, Yet So Far Away

The appropriately-named Big Bam Boom (1984) marked the end of Daryl Hall & John Oates’ golden era, reaching #5 on the Albums chart and achieving Double Platinum status in the … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

HALL & OATES Part 3 – They Did It In A Minute

By the time they released X-Static (1979), Daryl Hall & John Oates were two years removed from the mega success of their #1 single, “Rich Girl,” and with two subsequent … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 13 Comments

HALL & OATES Part 2 – From A Silver Cover To A Red Ledge

When Daryl Hall and John Oates signed with RCA Records after the release of their third & final Atlantic Records album, War Babies, the change of scenery benefitted both record … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 20 Comments

HALL & OATES Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / The Atlantic Years

When Daryl Hall & John Oates were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014, I felt a small measure of vindication after championing them for so … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 13 Comments

Compilation Or Catalog? – MY GATEWAY COMPILATIONS Part 2

As I stated in my previous post, I’ve decided to try something slightly different in my Compilation Or Catalog? series. Instead of asking my readers if a particular compilation is … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 35 Comments

Compilation Or Catalog? – MY GATEWAY COMPILATIONS Part 1

In each of my previous Compilation Or Catalog? posts I discussed a compilation which was the only album I owned by a particular artist. The goal was to listen to … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 48 Comments

THE BLUES BROTHERS – The Most Important Artist Of My Generation?

Are The Blues Brothers the most important artist of my generation? Read on to find out why I think this could be the case. I started writing this post two … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 45 Comments

A Friendly Discussion About THE EAGLES

I recently had an email conversation with my good friend Alan Kennedy regarding The Eagles. He and I used to work at the same record company and that’s where we … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 102 Comments

K.D. LANG Part 4 – Coming Home And Singing Loud / In Conclusion

For the follow-up to her album of duets with Tony Bennett in 2002, k.d. lang released another collection of cover songs, Hymns Of The 49th Parallel (2004), which consists of … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 8 Comments

K.D. LANG Part 3 – Smoke Rings And Extraordinary Things

For her final album of the ‘90s, the decade when she became a superstar, k.d. lang released Drag (1997), a concept album of cover songs based around cigarettes & smoking. … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 8 Comments

K.D. LANG Part 2 – Pullin’ Back The Reins

For her fourth album, Absolute Torch And Twang (1989), k.d. lang closed out her career as a country singer on a high note before revamping her sound in the next … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 8 Comments

K.D. LANG Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / Angels And Shadows

When Kathryn Dawn Lang, better known as the intentionally lower-case k.d. lang, first made her presence known here in the US in the late-‘80s, she was not the kind of … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 12 Comments

K.D. LANG Preview – Anywhere But Here

Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang was the winner of my recent poll by a wide margin over Hall & Oates, Grateful Dead, Los Lobos and Toto. I had hoped to begin … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 31 Comments

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