Album Review

John Oates Digs Back Deep

John Oates - Arkansas

Nice review Henry...I was a Hall and Oates fan from the very beginning, the "Whole Oats" and "Abandoned Luncheonette" days...there was a lot of other influences in their early days besides Philly and Motown, some acoustic driven folk...and it was more of an equal partnership...Oates sang lead and wrote more on those records...but when you are writing and singing with a guy who has a 5 octave range and that kind of dominant presence, you figure out where you fit in, so he became sort of a second banana...John's previous solo stuff has been a mixed bag, but based on your review, I am anxious to hear this...I have always thought based on the early Hall and Oates records that he had a good solo record in him...