Daryl Hall & John Oates / X-Static

Just previous to Daryl Hall & John Oates' platinum path to the pantheon of 80s pop, the duo waxed the formidably funky X-Static (1979), a neglected gem which merged their tuneful song-craft with an edgy G.E. Smith guitar driven interpretation of dance floor sonatas.

Bassists Kenny Passarelli, Neil Jason, and John Siegler feature prominently in the mix and arrangements, plying tricky passages which expanded on the archetypal repetitive disco "octaving" lines which drove rockers batty during the Carter Administration!