Hall & Oates – “Out of Touch” – 7″ Single

In my journey through the 7″ Singles in my collection, we are to one I don’t know when or where I ever bought this one. The single is for Hall & Oates song “Out of Touch”. I do like Hall & Oates and this song so I’m sure I bought it, but for the life of me can’t remember anything. I do know this was the first single off the band’s 1984 album ‘Big Bam Boom’. It was the band’s last #1 song and it was their 14th Consecutive Top 40 hit since 1980. That was a pretty impressive run.

The song was written by Daryl Hall and John Oates. The chorus had come to John when he was playing around on his synthesizer and thought it would be great for the band The Stylistics since had this whole Philly swing to it. The producer of their album, Bob Clearmountain, thought differently the next in the studio and said they have a hit. Well, he was right, they did.

My copy is the standard U.S. version and the B-Side is another album tracks called “Cold, Dark And Yesterday”. What I find interesting about my copy is the wear & tear on the piece of vinyl. Is that circular fading a result of being played a million times in a Jukebox or regular turntable. I would think a Jukebox as whatever was grabbing it wore off the label. But it still plays beautifully with no pops or any other noises.

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Friday New Releases – April 1, 2022

It might be April Fool’s Day, but there are no pranks with this list of new releases. We don’t have as many as we normally do, but there are still well over 35+ releases this week. There are only 2 I am eager to hear and one of those is on pre-order, the other maybe later. My choices are highlighted in Blue. Let me know what you want to hear this week or what I may have missed. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.

  • 91QFDkwfKsL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love – (Warner Records): The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back and this time around they are bringing an old friend. John Frusciante is BACK!!! For that reason alone, I am excited about this release and if the old magic can be found again.
  • 71NdWztNErL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Aldo Nova – The Life and Times of Eddie Gage – (MRI): After talking about it for 2 years or more, Aldo Nova is finally releasing is Rock Opera ‘The Life And Times of Eddie Gage”…ok, well not the whole thing. This appears to be a 10 song sampler. I have this on order, but I wonder why he just doesn’t release the whole damn thing. We will see if Aldo still has the goods.
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“My First Time” with Hall & Oates’ ‘H2O’

The first cassette I remember having was a gift from a girl up the street named Rosemary.  It was the album ‘H20’ by Hall & Oates.  I no longer have the cassette, but when I was out this past year shopping for vinyl, I found the album and had to snatch it up.

Even today, this is one of my favorite albums.  I was in the car with my girls the other day and my oldest daughter was flipping radio stations (which is constantly happening).  This song was starting up on one station and I asked her to stop.  I told her this was the very first cassette I ever had and she actually let the song “Maneater” play through.  I think the girls actually enjoyed the song.

After that happened, I thought this would be a great album for the “My First Time” series. H2O was the band’s eleventh studio album and ended up being one of the biggest, if not the biggest, of their career.  The album was released on October 4th, 1982 and went to #3 on the Billboard Album charts for 15 weeks.  The album has sold around 4 million copies and has been certified double platinum.  I know I have been the owner of at least 2 or 3 of those copies.


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