Call me out of touch, but I can think of nothing I'd rather go for than three classics tracks from rockers Hall & Oates coming to Rock Band on January 10.
Some might call them the most important band in the history of music. Then they'd sober up, take a nap, and forget they ever said it, but that doesn't negate the power of the duo from Philly's "rock and soul" style. They managed to turn an always unfortunate haircut and a moustache with a mind of its own into a musical empire that will stand the test of time.
I made a lot of that up, but trust me, these are the songs aliens will uncover first when they come to investigate the smoldering rock that was once Earth thousands of years from now.
First they'll groove to "Out of Touch" from the album Big Bam Boom. That track will send them on a desperate search for more H&O, eventually leading them to a dilapidated Waffle House with a jukebox containing "Maneater" from the album Private Eyes.
Breaking open the jukebox they'll discover the name of that grand album, instructing their insectoid carna-hounds to search relentlessly for more tracks from the album. After a brief but deadly run-in with Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'", the hounds will discover the album's title track.
Eventually these songs, two of which available on January 10 for Rock Band on the Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, will lead the alien to using their impressive technology to reformat the Earth, using a template created by a January 2012 blog post as a template. This may have already happened.
The Rock Band Hall and Oates Track Pack 01
Hall & Oates – "Privates Eyes"
Hall & Oates – "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)"
Hall & Oats – "Maneater"
What's that you say? Why did I post a video for "Out of Touch" instead of "I Can't Go for That"? Leave me alone, I'm a family man.