Daryl Hall & John Oates
G.E. Smith- guitar
Charles DeChant- sax
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk- bass
Mickey Curry- drums
The Forum
Los Angeles, Ca. U.S.A.
December 17, 1984
live FM broadcast
runtime: 107:22
lineage: FM > unknown tape deck
(I think it was a Harmon Kardon, dolby off) >
Maxell XLII 90 min. cassettes >
played on Nak. 125 into soundforge 4.5 (WAV) >
FLAC 6 > torrentially yours.

disc I 49:50
1: radio announcer :59
2: interview with H & O before show 3:20
3: radio announcer and tuning :34
4: stage introduction > dance on your knees > out of touch 6:34
5: family man 5:08
6: rich girl 3:35
7: kiss on my list 4:51
8: say it isn't so 5:52
9: possession obsession 5:58
10: you've lost that lovin' feeling 5:17
11: I can't go for that (spliced in middle, tape flip) 7:38

disc II 57:31
12: art of heartbreak (with band introductions) 16:34
13: method of modern love 6:45
14: wait for me 6:07
15: maneater 5:48
16: private eyes 3:21 (spliced for tape flip after song ended)
17: adult education 6:22
18: announcer encore break #1 :17
19: you make my dreams 4:57
20: announcer encore break #2 :31
21: going through the motion 6:37
22: announcer wrap up :09

the title of the album toured here pretty much says where the career of
Hall and oates was going in 1984: Big, Bam, Boom. It's the ARENA tour!
Hall and Oates, almost as big as Madonna (who was also very big in 1984)
and Michael Jackson on the heels of Thriller. The music of Hall and Oates
still remains vital in relatively current pop music too, but this was
probably the peak of their popularity, and the performance, especially
the singing (the most important factor in a Hall and Oates concert)
in this show was very nice. The only cut of music is in "I can't go for that"
and it's not a real rude cut, not too noticable unless you're looking for it,
now that it's been spliced together.
the music ranges in style from rock (their 70's music has a fair amount
of that) to 80's style new wave pop and even some (hold your breath for
just a moment, all you proggers, as I must too)... disco. fortunately not
too much of that, my patience with disco is very short. Not so with Hall and
Oates music. these uploads of mine and some others have given me an adult
education as to how these guys became one of the biggest hitmakers of the
1980's. If a jukebox at any place with dancing is without at least 4 or 5
H & O songs in it, it's got a problem. I could put this in the "dancefloor"
category, most of this stuff is right at home on a dance floor. But it is
one of the biggest pop tours of 1984 and 85. This was the last 1984 show.
They took a break for Christmas after this, and then the Big Bam Boom tour
resumed again in February.
this interview does include one of the 10 Stupidest Questions Ever Asked
on National American Radio. announcer in track 2 to Hall and Oates:
"Is this your 1st live broadcast?"
not. it was their biggest one yet at this time though.
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely and losslessly.
Deck the halls.
Eat the oats.
they're good for you.
(and they're free,
as we all should be)