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eveliko
(Deep Béarn)
Posted: May 24, 2018 1:39
 

This makes me feel like breaking my piggybank for a serious vintage Marantz or Sansui amp and a pair of Kappa Infinity.
Noé
(Caen, France)
Posted: Mar 28, 2018 2:47
 

What a good sound {#Clap}
stevenstarr
Posted: Feb 27, 2018 17:20
 

WA DAR YA NUTS?  6.7   YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF    solid 8.5  sheech
gmichaelt
(45° 28' N / 73° 36' W)
Posted: Feb 08, 2018 14:07
 

 Steely_D wrote:
Best song about adultery and unexpected pregnancy I've heard all day!
 
Let's update that: "Best song about hypergamy and cuckoldry...".
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 5:48
 

"Now we dolly back, now we fade to black."
I remember hearing those lyrics way back in '76 and it was the key to SD's lyrics overall - cinematic storytelling, complete with camera instructions. Until that moment I was a bit puzzled as to what these guys were doing but after that revelation they became my favorite band - well other than Little Feat - for all my college years and beyond.

RIP Walter. I still treasure the email you sent me.
ddog
(Midwest USA)
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 9:05
 

 Sam_Chucklestone wrote:

Ditto, but this is the only vocoder hit of theirs, or any one else's, I like. I don't like vocoders much.

 
It was cool in the 70's! I'm sure Peter Frampton is still making millions from it.
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 9:05
 

 Dave_Mack wrote:

Wha? I don't see those themes in there. I thought it was about a woman getting married, the marriage failing, the woman going to Haiti for a cheap divorce (hazy on this part...was it possible?), then going back home and feeling bad about the whole thing. I think the baby mentioned in the last verse refers to the marriage itself.

 
At the Grotto 
In the greasy chair 
Sits the Charlie with the lotion and the kinky hair 
When she smiled, she said it all 

The band was hot so 
They danced the famous Merengue 
Now we dolly back 
Now we fade to black 

Tearful reunion in the USA 
Day by day those memories fade away 
Some babies grow in a peculiar way 
It changed, it grew, and everybody knew 
Semi-mojo 
Who's this kinky so-and-so?

She has a child by the Haitian guy. Half white/black - semi-mojo.
primm
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 9:03
 

{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! rip walter
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Sep 03, 2017 12:35
 

"Straight to the stars" where strong spirits shoot, man made great music with Fagen    {#Clap}  
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Sep 03, 2017 10:56
 

RIP, WB, and thank you for helping create and perform some of the most seminal music and immortal art this planet has ever enjoyed!
dmiklitz
(Elkton, MD)
Posted: Sep 03, 2017 8:49
 

Rest in peace, Walter Becker. Steely Dan's music was a staple during my college days. I was looking forward to seeing this amazing pair of musicians soon in Baltimore, but it was not to be.

Your music is your legacy and it lives on.
Bert7
(The Land of Plenty,BC)
Posted: Sep 03, 2017 8:47
 

 I saw them as well then, thought they talked a little to much about themselves and would have been nice if Donald could have hit a couple of more notes. Band was great though.Steely_D wrote:
Last month I caught three of their nine Vegas residency shows. Still cranking! Each night they did a lot of the expected hits and then two or three songs they only played once. Didn't do this one, sadly.

Still - worth your time if you're a fan. 

 


Dave_Mack
(Ball of Confusion)
Posted: Aug 03, 2017 17:16
 

 Steely_D wrote:
Best song about adultery and unexpected pregnancy I've heard all day!

 
Wha? I don't see those themes in there. I thought it was about a woman getting married, the marriage failing, the woman going to Haiti for a cheap divorce (hazy on this part...was it possible?), then going back home and feeling bad about the whole thing. I think the baby mentioned in the last verse refers to the marriage itself.
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: May 04, 2017 0:59
 

This has a particularly low rating, yet this is really the only track of theirs that I like.  Odd. 
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: May 04, 2017 0:56
 

Last month I caught three of their nine Vegas residency shows. Still cranking! Each night they did a lot of the expected hits and then two or three songs they only played once. Didn't do this one, sadly.

Still - worth your time if you're a fan. 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Apr 03, 2017 13:16
 

 Paul_Darby wrote:
Massive fan of all their work. This band are a one-off, never be a band like this again in my lifetime. Actually saw them live on thursday, stunning band. What's about now? 50cent, American Idols, crappy USA rock bands like Green Day and some weak arse dance music for the tone deaf. Great! Ok we produced Coldplay and I fully apologise for that on behalf of all real music lovers in the UK.

 
If "50cent, American Idols, crappy USA rock bands like Green Day and some weak arse dance music for the tone deaf" are all you think there is nowadays, you must not have been paying very much attention.
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Mar 13, 2017 12:59
 

A different kind of song from one of the landmark albums of modern music. Appreciating the lyrics of Steely Dan may not be easy for everyone: they're often cryptic and always wry; they invite thought, and require a genuinely open mind. But the music is top-notch
kimschoice
(Bosstown)
Posted: Mar 13, 2017 12:51
 

I love RP, after all these years, reading the lyrics....who's this kinky so-and-so.  
Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: Mar 13, 2017 12:48
 

It's1981,,, and this song is playing at house in Falmouth Ma somewhere in my mind.......
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Mar 13, 2017 12:47
 

 Paul_Darby wrote:
Massive fan of all their work. This band are a one-off, never be a band like this again in my lifetime. Actually saw them live on thursday, stunning band. What's about now? 50cent, American Idols, crappy USA rock bands like Green Day and some weak arse dance music for the tone deaf. Great! Ok we produced Coldplay and I fully apologise for that on behalf of all real music lovers in the UK.
 
Can't a dude love Steely Dan and like Coldplay?  I like Coldplay.  Also like ABBA.  

Will agree that Green Day sucks.