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sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: May 20, 2018 3:10
 

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Alastair
(The Pennines (UK) and The Charente (France))
Posted: Mar 29, 2018 10:59
 

I am a massive Steely Dan fan but I am always amazed at the number of Dan fans who list this as their favourite SD song, coz,,, gulp, I don't really rate it.   
MSKDCT
Posted: Mar 27, 2018 6:22
 

 MM_Prague wrote:
I prefer the Minutemen version...

 
Me too! I listen to Steely Dan and think its a snooze.
angelomisterioso
(no longer secret location north texas)
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 17:45
 

 angelomisterioso wrote:

Absolutely!!!
 

angelomisterioso
(no longer secret location north texas)
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 17:44
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Their best song from this album.

Is this their best album, or the other five they put out in the 1970s?

Just a phenomenal band. 

RIP Walter B. 
 
 

nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Jan 26, 2018 12:21
 

Wow, 1975. Say it hasn't been that long.
idiot_wind
Posted: Jan 26, 2018 12:19
 

Their best song from this album.

Is this their best album, or the other five they put out in the 1970s?

Just a phenomenal band. 

RIP Walter B. 
 
MM_Prague
(Tábor, Czech Republic)
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 9:46
 

I prefer the Minutemen version...
CyrusPaul
(Austin)
Posted: Jan 03, 2018 8:26
 

just moved from 9 to 10....
primm
Posted: Oct 05, 2017 8:41
 

{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! still one of my favorite dan albums cuz daddy don't live in that new York cith no mo
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Oct 05, 2017 8:36
 

I work with a  Dr. Wu, a lovely person and great physician.

And, yes, she's heard all the jokes.
idiot_wind
Posted: Sep 14, 2017 6:11
 

For anyone not familiar with Steely Dan, just go sample and listen to songs from any of their first four albums. The creativity, the diverse  musicianship,  the cryptic lyrics, and the hooks. Always the hooks. 

It's a shame that today's bands don't even attempt or even try this approach to R&R music.          
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 12:09
 

About as god-like as it gets here: superb songwriting and sublime musicality! In addition, it just oozes a sexy, hip, and very cool appeal.
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 12:04
 

 Steely_D wrote:
Such a beautiful song. It's my first car, and the 8-track tape player, and the end of high school.

The album is Katy Lied.
And this song asserts that "Katy lies / you can see it in her eyes."
Look at that album cover: it's a Katydid. 

I love it when someone puts so much thought into what they're doing. 

(and check my location)

 


lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 15:41
 

 alanthecowboy wrote:

I had something similar happen about 20 years ago.. Leafing through the used vinyl in the local shop, and a song came on, and I went up and asked the clerk what the heck it was.  He handed me Dummy by Portishead...  

I was already a SD fan by then, but that started an obsession with Triphop, or it was called in the 90's. 

Ahhh...record stores....I miss you so!  Actually, I miss Silver Platters from the day, it was before you could just Youtube or Google whatever you wanted and presto there it was.  And by the time I was buying only CDs (i.e. mid 90s) that store just felt like xmas morning....so many choices and only $xx to spend.  Then after that I'd go to the 2nd hand record stores, where you get a customer experience somewhat like the following (from Barry, played by Jack Black, in the movie High Fidelity):

Customer: Hi, do you have the song "I Just Called To Say I Love You?" It's for my daughter's birthday.  Barry: Yea we have it.  Customer: Great great... Well, can I have it?  Barry: No, you can't.  Customer: Why not?!  Barry: Because it's sentimental tacky crap that's why. Do we look like a store that sells "I Just Called to Say I Love You"? Go to the mall!  Customer: What's your problem?!  Barry: Do you even know your daughter? There's no way she likes that song! Oh oh oh wait! Is she in a coma?  Customer: Oh, okay buddy. I didn't know it was Pick on the Middle-Aged Square Guy Day. My apologies. I'll be on my way.  Barry: Buh-bye!  Customer: F#$k you


westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Jun 14, 2017 7:47
 

SD put out some of the best popular music from the period.
alanthecowboy
(Lakefield)
Posted: May 05, 2017 11:24
 

 LPCity wrote:

Now that's a great story and one that I can relate to.  And it also makes me think about how young kids today purchase and listen to their music.  Pretty good chance that the encounter you describe is not to likely to have a chance to occur.  Shame really.

 
I had something similar happen about 20 years ago.. Leafing through the used vinyl in the local shop, and a song came on, and I went up and asked the clerk what the heck it was.  He handed me Dummy by Portishead...  

I was already a SD fan by then, but that started an obsession with Triphop, or it was called in the 90's. 
idiot_wind
Posted: May 05, 2017 11:22
 

We should all be like Dr Wu. 

And maybe like Becker and Fagan, who see the world in a wonderful and strange way.

And maybe like the sax player (Tom Scott? David Sanborn?)  
LPCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Apr 29, 2017 19:07
 

 ScottishWillie wrote:
First I was Prog Rocker, then I was a Punk and Steely Dan was neither. Furthermore it was obviously Jaz, so there was no way my younger more dogmatic self would be listening to any of that crap.

During the late 80's I was in a record shop (For younger listeners that's a place were vinyl was stored in alphabetical order and where old time people purchased their music) and this song came on. I asked the rather attractive cashier what it was and agreed on how good it sounded. She returned with the album and said to my horror it was Seely Dan! There was no way I was looking like a fool I was in font such a pretty girl so I bought it. While I never saw that girl again the encounter started a life long love of Sreely Dan. 



 
Now that's a great story and one that I can relate to.  And it also makes me think about how young kids today purchase and listen to their music.  Pretty good chance that the encounter you describe is not to likely to have a chance to occur.  Shame really.
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Feb 27, 2017 14:41
 

With the hindsight of a few decades: This is the precursor of the song "Aja."

The production is different, but we have the Asian overtones, the jazzy quality, and the cool instrumental fade out just like Aja. 

Bought tix for the middle week of their upcoming LV residency. Very excited as you might guess.