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Daryl Hall & John Oates: Private Eyes (RCA)

Richard Riegel, Creem, December 1981

I GOTTA HAND it to these guys. Just a few years back, if the merest snatch of any of their biggies – 'She's Gone' was the agony-of-agonies worst of the lot, but 'Sara Smile' wasn't far behind – slunk out of my car radio, my middle finger rammed into the pushbuttons with blinding speed, furiously seeking out any headon-collision rock'n'roll left on the dial.

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