Hall & Oates - Rich Girl
I was planning on posting my favourite track off of the latest Arcade Fire album. I know I’m a bit behind on that, but I only just sat (laid) down and listened to the whole thing the other night. And it was refreshing to hear yet another example of how digital did not kill off the idea of an ‘album’ (which is what they kept saying would happen if we stopped buying all those CDs).
The internet is not an album killer, it just makes it easier to listen to more of the good ones…
But that train of thought was derailed by The Bird and The Bee’s tribute album to Hall & Oates. The cover album itself hasn’t really hit with me yet, but it did get me digging through the Hall & Oates digital crate. And I started wondering, does the latest boom in Hall & Oates love have anything to do with the latest cultural re-acceptance of moustaches?
Surely, it must have some effect? But the % of that effect, I don’t think we’ll ever know.
I just know that the proportion of people sporting moustaches now, compared to the people that used to rock that look, feels about the same as the proportion of people who say they like/have always liked Hall & Oates and the people I never heard saying it in the past (during those moustache unfriendly times).