Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hall & Oates - Big Bam Boom - 1984

 

You have to know I'm just teasing you, playing with you, getting you all excited only to back off once again.  Or maybe I just think too highly of myself.  You decide.

I felt like posting today, so I'm posting what would have been my next post after my last, several weeks ago.  I feel it's somewhat appropriate for the situation, and a good, unique one-off post that should appeal to a broad swath of you.

A far departure from the sound and style they used to be, this is still the H&O that I remember from my childhood, with the exception of Maneater.  I still remember Maneater, but I didn't know it was them.  This one, I knew it was them, and at the time I thought it was awesome.  Now, it obviously seems dated, but the songwriting is great.  The pop hooks are still strong.  STABLU is still my favorite track from the album, and I listened to that one track about 10 times in a row while working on the cover.

The original "Deluxe" they released way back in the day only had three (maybe four?) additional remixes on it.  That's cool, but I want them all.  Unfortunately, they didn't have any new material from their b-sides, so mixes is all we have.  Plus, I have added a couple fan mixes that seem pretty good, too.

EDIT - A huge THANK YOU to Neil, who actually went a purchased a record, digitally ripped a track from vinyl, digitally cleaned the track, and sent it on to me, just to help complete this set.  You are awesome, Neil, and I really appreciate your help!!!!

I have to say, I hate that pic of Hall on the Method Of Modern Love picture sleeve.  He looks sort of like a hillbilly with acne or something.  It is not at all flattering of him.

Who knows when and if I will post again before June 1st.  In fact, I think I will be adjusting the date to June 5th, which would be a Monday, or maybe on June 2nd which is a Friday.  Not sure what I'm definitely going to do yet.  We will see....


10 comments:

  1. Thanks! I've been checking every day... you know just in case. This should be good fun.

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  2. I recently got a greatest hits of these guys and it is truly impressive the amount of hits and the quality of songwriting. If you like this era of Hall and Oates you should check out the album "Living in A Magazine" by Zoot Woman.

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  3. Nice to see you up and running if only 'limited'

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  4. Thanks for the shout-out -- glad I could help! Nice compilation here, I hadn't heard a few of those mixes.

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  5. I checked EVERY day too (Sometimes a few times a say) Great to have U back...."Come back and stay for GOOD this time" (Name that tune....LOL)

    Nick

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    1. I'll take "What is Come Back and Stay?" for $200, Nick.

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    2. You deserve it for all your work here.

      Nick

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  6. -= Martin L. Gore =-May 13, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    Glad to see you're still checking in until your return. As you can see, we still check in too.

    ;-D

    I was lucky enough to see them live on a reunion tour a few years ago, at Seaworld of all places. They were actually really good!

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  7. Great to see you back! And I, too, have been checking the blog every day!

    I loved this album back in the day, though I have to admit that I liked "H20" better. I was a HUGE Hall & Oates fan when I was in high school and college during their heyday. And I've really liked Daryl Hall's solo work, too. I think he's an amazing vocalist -- one of the best blue-eyed soul men out there.

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  8. LOVE this album and band. One of my all-time faves. I've got a couple things to shoot your way concerning this one, if you're interested. Drop me a line at welcrafteddesign@yahoo.com if you're so inclined...thanks! *thumbs up*

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