…Daryl Hall, of Hall and Oates, worked with Robert Fripp of King Crimson to do his own Aleister Crowley-inspired album in the 1970s.
-Peter Bebergal, Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll
See also: You’ll Pay the Devil, All Right
I know I’m not the first person to make this observation, but I’ve known about the video for “She’s Gone” by Hall & Oates for almost as long as I’ve been listening to Abandoned Luncheonette (we’ve both been around for a little while). And I’ve always had trouble reconciling this staple of AOR and Lite Rock radio stations with the sheer what-the-fuckery of the video.
Watch it. I dare you. Go on.
Now tell me what’s more disturbing: the Neanderthal shape of Daryl Hall’s head, or John Oates looking even more satanic than the actual devil portrayed in the video?
I mean, Jeebus… *shudder*
Bet you feel a cold chill when you think of his “Private Eyes” seeing your every move now, don’t you?