Tuesday, August 14, 2018
"Out of Touch" by Daryl Hall & John Oates
I've always referred to Hall & Oates as "Superior Dentist Office Music" - they were everywhere in the 70s and 80s: AM radio, FM radio, MTV, and especially in waiting rooms. There was a lot of crap and schlock being played back then, but I never hated Hall & Oates. It was kind of a relief to hear one of their tunes every now and then, even though I wasn't a fan to any degree. Their heavy-handed 80s production, good tunes, and blue-eyed soul styling somehow worked well on the crappy, tinny speakers of the day. Today, every now and then, I'll hear one of their songs in a store or in a waiting room, and it just makes me smile: "This is superior dentist office music!" - and it's meant as a total compliment.