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Kevin Barnes of of Montreal as Daryl Hall & John Oates

of Montreal vs. Hall & Oates

Kevin Barnes interviews Daryl Hall and John Oates for Under the Radar

Sep 29, 2009 Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern Bookmark and Share

Under the Radar arranged for of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes to interview Daryl Hall and John Oates for us. The interview appears in our Fall 2009 Issue, but we’ve also posted the full transcripts on this website in two parts:

of Montreal vs. Hall & Oates Part 1 (Kevin Barnes interviews Daryl Hall)

of Montreal vs. Hall & Oates Part 2 (Kevin Barnes interviews John Oates)

Wendy Lynch Redfern conducted an exclusive photo shoot with Barnes, in which we replicated the cover of Hall & Oates’ 1975 self-titled album (Daryl Hall & John Oates) and Barnes played both Hall and Oates.

If you were anywhere near a radio in the ‘80s, you are likely familiar with Daryl Hall and John Oates. The duo’s string of hits is remarkable-“You Make My Dreams,” “Private Eyes,” “Maneater,” “Out of Touch,” and more. In fact, they are considered the most successful pop duo in music history, with 22 Top 20 singles, six platinum albums, and six albums gone gold. On the surface, Hall & Oates couldn’t be more different from Athens, Georgia’s of Montreal. But of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes grew up on Hall & Oates and harbors a not-so-guilty liking for the pair’s music. “The songs definitely were songs I liked a lot, and actually I had forgotten about them,” says Barnes. “Then within the last four or five years, they sort of came back into my consciousness, and I started realizing how cool those songs are.” Under the Radar hooked up Barnes (who plans to release a new of Montreal album, False Priest, with Daryl Hall and John Oates to discuss the band’s history (showcased in the new box set Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates) and what makes Hall & Oates tick. Individually, Hall & Oates keep busy on their own, and they also continue to tour together as a duo. Hall has the webcast Live From Daryl’s House, and Oates has a comedy web series, J-Stache, in the pipeline.

Also check out our recent in the studio interview with of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes.


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