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Bat
(Switzerland (ex-Austin))
Posted: Feb 11, 2018 23:57
 

 Mackmoney3000 wrote:
I was born more than a decade later, but I picture 1972 *sounding* exactly like this.

 
The beauty of Steely Dan was that no one else sounded like this.
sdwright
(underwater)
Posted: Feb 11, 2018 23:53
 

yes and yes 

S-curvy wrote:
Timelessly so good!

 


On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 16, 2017 11:15
 

 Proclivities wrote:
Walter Becker and Donald Fagen themselves commented on the album art in their liner notes to the reissued The Royal Scam, saying that the album possessed "the most hideous album cover of the seventies, bar none (excepting perhaps Can't Buy a Thrill)."
 
I'd agree that those two are pretty bad.
"Countdown to Ecstasy" however, is one of my favourites.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 16, 2017 13:50
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Which band had the better album covers: Steely Dan or Little Feat? 
 
 Walter Becker and Donald Fagen themselves commented on the album art in their liner notes to the reissued The Royal Scam, saying that the album possessed "the most hideous album cover of the seventies, bar none (excepting perhaps Can't Buy a Thrill)." 
S-curvy
(Lovely Alameda, the Isle of Style)
Posted: Nov 16, 2017 13:49
 

Timelessly so good!
SheRidesABeemer
(Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA)
Posted: Nov 11, 2017 12:35
 

It's this stuff that we point to when we lament that there are no decent lyricist anymore {#Yes}

On_The_Beach wrote:
The opening lines to the first song on their debut album:

In the morning, you go gunning
For the man who stole your water
And you fire till he is done in
But they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singing
As they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn't hanging
And they put you on the street

Pretty cool, IMHO.

 


Mackmoney3000
(New Jersey)
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 7:12
 

I was born more than a decade later, but I picture 1972 *sounding* exactly like this.
idiot_wind
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 6:06
 

Which band had the better album covers: Steely Dan or Little Feat? 
Lenora
(Baltimore)
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 18:05
 

RIP Walter Becker 
Rockit9
(Kanata, ON)
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 18:05
 

God bless Walter Becker...Rest in peace.
canoeing
(Canada)
Posted: Sep 16, 2017 17:20
 

Definitely godlike. Never gets old. 
agd3
Posted: Sep 16, 2017 17:19
 

I remember being in high school telling a buddy how much Steely Dan sucked...but how was I wrong...took me nearly 20 years to come around.  Up to a 10 today.  RIP Becker...hopefully DF isn't quick to follow.
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 9:55
 

 bluematrix wrote:

Awesome reply! I'd like to see someone even try to create the sheet music to a Skunk Baxter solo

 
My current goal is to get fluent with the tune Gaucho. Man, that's complex. Didn't know about the Keith Jarrett issue.
bluematrix
(confluence of mississippi and missouri rivers)
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 9:36
 

 Steely_D wrote:

Fair enough. Next step: get the sheet music and try to play it. 

 
Awesome reply! I'd like to see someone even try to create the sheet music to a Skunk Baxter solo
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 9:32
 

 scrubbrush wrote:
it is fascinating to me that people love this band so much. I can totally respect that. I certainly love bands that others do not, However, my two cents: Steely Dan (every song) always make me think of a cheesy lounge singer with a bad toupee singing to an indifferent trade-show crowd in an airport Best Western conference room who's still 'trying to break into the music business' at 46 years old.... Ok... i admit: that might have been 3 cents.

 
Fair enough. Next step: get the sheet music and try to play it. 
scrubbrush
(Dark Side of the Cube)
Posted: Jun 22, 2017 19:14
 

it is fascinating to me that people love this band so much. I can totally respect that. I certainly love bands that others do not, However, my two cents: Steely Dan (every song) always make me think of a cheesy lounge singer with a bad toupee singing to an indifferent trade-show crowd in an airport Best Western conference room who's still 'trying to break into the music business' at 46 years old.... Ok... i admit: that might have been 3 cents.
RazzCat
(Montréal, Canada)
Posted: Jun 16, 2017 18:14
 

This always triggers a particular memory of that time: an out-of-town meeting in Toronto, a couple bottles of Mouton-Cadet shared with a cute co-worker, a walk in a quiet fat-flaked snowfall, making love in a soft snowbank cocooned in her large fur coat.

Just gets better with age, both the song and the memory... {#Smile}
DocStrangelove
(Ottawa)
Posted: May 23, 2017 8:49
 

10 10 10{#Clap}
ChrisVIII
(Spain)
Posted: May 17, 2017 7:17
 

that can never be overplayed ! It will never grow old !! It's a magic song, immediate cheer up effect :) Impossible to be sad, tired, depressed or sit still when it plays, I absolutely LOVE it ! 
birdman42
(Maryland)
Posted: Apr 16, 2017 18:36
 

I listened to top-40 radio all through high school. Got to college, and the guy in the next room was playing this album. The scales fell from my eyes. And now, <mumblemumble> years later, I'm listening to RP—and this song is just as clarifying as it was back then. Big 10, plus a bonus point for being the music that broke me out of the mainstream.