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Old 02-27-2009, 01:51 PM   #61 (permalink)
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The royal scam is in my opinion the best, and thiugh i've only seen them once, last year the songs they played off it were done intentionaly what i mean is i think they may the songs steely dan likes to play live, that counts for something
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:54 PM   #62 (permalink)
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P.N. thanks for understanding, it was a shame, but the real question is do you like the album everything must go? Crap, i forgot to edit,,, bad 7 bad 7 I'm new at this.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:34 AM   #63 (permalink)
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couldn't find anything about bumping threads but I did see some bumps so I'll assume it's OK for the sake of organization and continuity

anywho if it were possible I would marry these men and bear their musically proficient children

they seem to be a very under appreciated and underrated band, 90% of the time people say "Who?" when I mention Dan in a discussion

earlier in this thread there was some hate on Can't Buy a Thrill and that's just INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE BRO

"Do It Again" is definitely my favorite song by these guys, the whole thing is like heaven for your ears

Palmer's songs are tolerable enough, "Dirty Work" is pretty cool and "Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)" ain't bad

I also saw little mention of Two Against Nature and Everything Must Go beyond "I haven't listened to them yet" which is a damn shame because they're right on par with everything else in the discography

pretty much there is no song by these guys I can't/won't listen to. none of them are bad.

IMO their best album is definitely Countdown to Ecstasy. "Show Biz Kids", "Your Gold Teeth" and "King of the World" are three of the best songs they ever made, love the whole sound of that album though. you can hear traces of that blues-jazz-rock thing on Can't Buy a Thrill, though most of the songs sound a lot different

my least favorite song, though, definitely "Rikki Don't Lose That Number". for as much hate as was lumped on Palmer I'm amazed this one wasn't torn apart. their worst song, though in this case "worst" means "mediocre".

Becker is definitely a massively underrated guitarist, never see him on any "Greatest Ever" lists (or even "Most Underrated" lists) even though he deserves to be there. listen to his bass lines on the initial run, and find the songs where he plays guitar - it's amazing

Fa‎gen is one of the best songwriters ever and is a fantastic keyboardist. love the voice, too.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:32 PM   #64 (permalink)
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I love Steely Dan I love the loungy vibe their songs have.

Someof my fave songs are
Peg
Bad Sneakers
The Fez
Everyone's Gone To The Movies
Turn That Heartbeat Atround
Aja
Dirty Work
Any World That I'm Welcome To
Throw Back The Little Ones
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:09 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Steely Dan was a great band. They played some great music.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:05 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Steely Dan is one of the bands my wife and I just can't agree on. I like them, she can't stand them. Bit too much of a smooth jazzy sound for her.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:11 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Steely Dan is one of the bands my wife and I just can't agree on. I like them, she can't stand them. Bit too much of a smooth jazzy sound for her.
That's funny, because your wife's reaction to Steely Dan is almost exactly like mine! For example, if "Babylon Sister" came on the radio all jazzy and smooth, I would DEFINITELY change the station. It just sounds too smooth and easy listening and lounge lizardy to me.

However, if "My Old School" came on the radio, and I was driving 8 hours across Nebraska, and I was happy just to have any ol' music on to keep me alert, I wouldn't mind the song and would probably sing along to its lyrics..."I'm never going back to my high school!" But I would never seek out a Steely Dan song (that I know of) intentionally to listen to...even though they play very well. (I just listened again to "My Old School." Yep. They are all very good musicians.)
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I love Steely Dan they have a very slick sound but Fagen/Becker is an excellent songwriting team with fantastic musicians backing them. Aja is a masterpiece of the jazz rock genre.
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I love Steely Dan they have a very slick sound but Fagen/Becker is an excellent songwriting team with fantastic musicians backing them. Aja is a masterpiece of the jazz rock genre.
You said it boo! Steely Dan is one of the best of the best.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:37 AM   #70 (permalink)
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Some of Donald Fagen's solo albums, particularly Kamakiriad, are superb. I've recently noticed that he's released a few albums with Walter Becker outside of the Steely Dan moniker. I'm wondering what that's about.
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