“I like some of the more obscure records,” John Oates admits.
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They create something deeper than what came before – something harder to quantify.
Decades later, this kind of off-the-cuff aside is increasingly rare.
John Oates had started writing it for one of their main influences.
Nastily elastic, fantastically dense, this heralds a new age. Or, really, an old one.
He never stops experimenting, never stops surprising, and never stops entertaining.