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Molecules 07-11-2008 11:23 PM

*feels a blog search coming on*

ProggyMan 07-11-2008 11:30 PM

You won't be disappointed, it's criminal to omit ***en and Becker from any conversation about great songwriting duos.

SATCHMO 07-13-2008 10:37 AM

^^^^ HAHA, they wont let you write [B]F[B]agen! His solo album Nightfly is fantastic and a good tangent to follow if you like Steely Dan.

Ghostrider 07-13-2008 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by ProggyMan (Post 497084)
Eh, Can't Buy a Thrill is like their nooby album. It's overproduced imo. Some great songs of course, everyone's heard Do It again.

I'm not sure it's overproduced, it was their first album and they were very excited about it. When Can't Buy A Thrill was released it was really well received by all of my friends, we even bought the 8-track. This is and will remain the happiest most easygoing album Steely Dan ever released, I still smile when I hear Reelin' In The favorite Steely Dan song of all time.:yeah:

ProggyMan 07-13-2008 06:13 PM

It's not as lyrically sarcastic as their later work, another reason I don't like it as much.

Ghostrider 07-13-2008 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by ProggyMan (Post 497452)
It's not as lyrically sarcastic as their later work, another reason I don't like it as much.

No argument there, my favorite album is The Royal Scam, probably one of the darkest albums they ever released. But when we were partying on the beach etc. Can't Buy A Thrill was a blast.

ProggyMan 07-13-2008 06:27 PM

No doubt, no doubt.

Rainard Jalen 07-17-2008 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by ProggyMan (Post 497110)
it's criminal to omit ***en

Can you mind your language please, son.

I've been listening to Countdown To Ecstasy. What a great album. I see what you mean about the refinement of their sound. It is definitely a much tighter, more unified effort than Can't Buy A Thrill. I like both albums now for different things. For a purely enjoyable easy-listening pop experience, the debut wins the day, but Steely Dan continue to delve further into their innovative impulses with the sophomore.

ProggyMan 07-17-2008 06:34 PM

Yeh, Logic goes back to the sound of the debut, but not overproduced in the same sense. It's got better songwriting I think. They're about the same in my book. It's a stepping stone to Katy Lied which I consider the pinnacle of their career in terms of the style. Countdown is still my favorite Dan album though. King Of The World is incredible.

Rainard Jalen 07-27-2008 02:20 AM

So, I'm now up to Katy Lied, listened to it about 10 times or so. Question on my mind is, did Steely Dan actually go wrong anywhere, and if so, then when? I am baffled by the quality of this discography so far. Each one could be a one side best of compilation.

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