Hall & Oates / Along the Red Ledge

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Featuring walk-ons by guitar maestros Robert Fripp, George Harrison, Steve Lukather, Rick Neilsen, and Dick Wagner – you’d expect the experimental Along The Red Ledge (1978) to be over the edge. And you’d be right! With the former Reggie Dwight’s core band - bassist Kenny Passarelli, guitarist Caleb Quaye, and drummer Roger Pope – this slab is a wild ride traversing punk (“Alley Katz”), Beach Boys retro/surf (“Pleasure Beach”), hard rock (“Don’t Blame It On Love”), Brill Building pop (“The Last Time”), arena bombast (“Melody for a Memory”), and pure pop for now people (“It’s a Laugh”).  A companion to Daryl’s solo-Sacred Songs, which was produced by Mr. Fripp, Kenny works the pocket, and doubles the numerous prog-rock motifs on one of the most daring pop platters of its time.      

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