This made my day. Hall and Oates go toe to toe with McDonald and Loggins in a back alley contest, with tragic results. Watch “Yacht Rock #2.” (Link via Ben.)
Takes me back to the 1980 Grammys…Record of the Year “Sailing,” Christopher Cross
Album of the Year Christopher Cross, Christopher Cross
Song of the Year “Sailing,” Christopher Cross
and yes, the Kiss Of Death Award:
Best New Artist Christopher Cross
“Yacht Rock #1″ (Jeff “Skunk” Baxter tells Michael McDonald to write a hit … or else!) deserves a shoutout too. As I’ve said before Self’s (toy instrument) cover of the resulting Doobie tune is perhaps my favorite cover song of all time.
Self – “What A Fool Believes” (MP3)
I’m gonna watch “Yacht Rock #4″ now. Toto writes “Rosanna”!
PREVIOUSLY: “If you don’t get why Meg White’s great, crank up the Toto.” (We linked to Jefito on that Toto post … how appropriate that today he’s sharing a ton of Hall & Oates.)