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Old 07-28-2010, 10:08 PM   #71 (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.
It's mainly just those two working as producers or whatever on the other's solo albums, which ended up leading to a reunion (+new albums and tours)
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:23 PM   #72 (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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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.)
My wife is the same way, she doesnt even like to listen to Steely Dan
Can you imagine that!
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:55 PM   #73 (permalink)
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It's mainly just those two working as producers or whatever on the other's solo albums, which ended up leading to a reunion (+new albums and tours)
But I thought there was never any falling-out as such, all that happened was the name Steely Dan was dropped.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:33 PM   #74 (permalink)
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But I thought there was never any falling-out as such, all that happened was the name Steely Dan was dropped.
They didn't fight or anything they just decided to stop
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:36 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Really been digging Dan lately. It's odd how I recognize a lot of their songs (that weren't hits) because my dad was a big Dan fan, and would play their albums throughout the background of my childhood.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I can't believe I'm necrobumping this thread.

In the past year or so I've really taken a liking to Steely Dan. Real bedroom music; the lyrics are smart and the sound is chill. Anytime is a good time for Steely Dan. Many kind memories associated with their music from before I was ever heavily into them as I am now.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:34 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Currently got Can't Buy A Thrill on the turntable. This album is the definition of chill.



It shocks me that it took me until a few months ago to really give these guys a listen.
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Old 11-11-2021, 02:25 AM   #78 (permalink)
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So, Steely Dan. Was taken by this track when it popped up on the radio the other night. Any other Steely Dan in this vein?

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Old 11-11-2021, 05:30 AM   #79 (permalink)
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That whole album is filled with cool, chugging, jazzy tracks. My fave's are My Old School (singled out by VEGANGELICA as being tolerable) and Pearl Of the Quarter.

If you want a one-sentence guide to Steely D:-

The early albums are full of rocking songs, dripping with hooklines and melodies (Do It Again), but after the Pretzel Logic album, their songs get more complex and, for me, lose their immediate catchy appeal, even though some people rate Aja as their best album.
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Old 11-11-2021, 08:58 AM   #80 (permalink)
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My roomie in the Army had every cassette up to Goucho and I'd grab one of them on my way out to work in the ammo depot. Lots of peppering with the better tunes and fillers on most of their albums, but I listened to Pretzel Logic the most. Royal Scam was probably second. Aja's great too.

^Your Gold Teeth subconsciously inspired this track from me many many moons ago:

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