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Daryl Hall & John Oates


Daryl Hall & John Oates - War Babies - 1974 - Atlantic Records

War Babies is a 1974 album by Hall & Oates, and their last of three albums for Atlantic Records before moving to the RCA label. This is mainly an experimental album, littered with urban rock, funk and soul sounds, and laced with a touch of psychedelia. It even has sounds reminiscent of Steely Dan. Definitely not your typical Daryl Hall & John Oates album! But strange as it may seem, the album still retains their unmistakeable Blue-Eyed Soul sound. The album was brilliantly produced by Todd Rundgren, with Utopia, and it is one of the most under-rated album from the 1970's. There is no Sara Smile here, but please don't let that put you off. If you want to hear great music, this is for you. Daryl Hall & John Oates never recreated this sound again. Highly recommended by A.O.O.F.C. You should listen to the great Todd Rundgren album, "A Wizard, A True Star." Pure genius. Also try and buy the great Hall & Oates' album " Our Kind of Soul. "

"Can't Stop the Music (He Played It Much Too Long)" (Oates) (2:50)
"Is It a Star" (Hall, Oates) (4:41)
"Beanie G and the Rose Tattoo" (Hall) (3:01)
"You're Much Too Soon" (Hall) (4:08)
"70's Scenario" (Hall) (4:00)
"War Baby Son of Zorro" (Hall) (4:10)
"I'm Watching You (A Mutant Romance)" (Hall) (4:27)
"Better Watch Your Back" (Hall) (4:15)
"Screaming Through December" (Hall) (6:35)
"Johnny Gore and the C Eaters" (Hall, Oates) (5:18)


Dermot said...

Just stumbled across your blog. Some great looking stuff there. Checking out Hall & Oates at the moment.

Keep it up

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi! Dermot. Thanks. Many of links are down due to a few file eating zombies who a short on brain cells. The blog will come back to normal. There are plenty more good working links on this site, so if you've time, search around. Please keep in touch with A.O.O.F.C &
if you want this H & O album re-upped, please let me know....Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Link is dead, please reup

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi Anonymous. Thanks for request. Expect new link in 1-3 days.

A.O.O.F.C said...


Rebecca said...

I've been looking forever for this Hall & Oates album as I've always loved "I'm Watching You" and "Can't Stop the Music". Thanks so much!

(btw, I commented about Maria Muldaur's Southern Winds last week (as onewaygoodnght), and I'm still slowly working my way through your amazing blog. SO many great albums. I thank you for everything you've offered here, a million times over.)

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi, Rebecca. Great to hear from you. I also love H&O. I try to post the lesser known/harder to get albums. Enjoy the music! Thanks a 1,000,000 2u2 4 ur nice compliments, & come back soon!