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- Posted on Mar 11th 2010 4:00PM by Linda Laban
"Actually, the first guy to reach out to us was John Oates, a couple of years ago," singer/guitarist Dave 1 tells Spinner. "He knew that we had quoted them as influences and stuff, and he wrote our manager and said, 'Thank you, I look forward to working with you guys one day.' Then, later, we got a call from Daryl's camp, saying he wanted us to appear on the show. Needless to say, we said yes and took it from there."
During their 'Daryl's House' show Chromeo also got to play alongside the late Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, Hall and Oates' bass player for more than 30 years, who passed away suddenly last month at age 58. The pair was devastated when they heard the news. "He was like the right-hand man through all this time. He was like the musical director of the whole thing, telling people what to play, what key the song was in. He was very close to Daryl," keys/synths/talkvox man P-Thugg says.
Along with finishing up Chromeo's as-yet-untitled new record, due in August, the pair will lock down some intense rehearsals for the Bonaroo performance, which will comprise a mix of Hall and Oates and Chromeo numbers.
"We thought maybe we should do separate sets, too, but Daryl really wanted the whole thing to be the collaboration, which makes it more special. It gels it all together. We're more than happy to do that," emphasizes Dave 1. "We're going to learn new songs with them, they're going to learn new songs with us. It's a whole new adventure."
As far as more Hall and Chromeo performances, P-Thugg isn't sure if they'll take it on the road. "I don't think so," he says. "This makes it more special, something that we can remember forever. But who knows? Maybe. Never say never."