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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
(Looking up at The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
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, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
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 desert)
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, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
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.
lily34
(GTFO)
Posted: Feb 02, 2017 13:53
 

oh, i love this one.
ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Nov 27, 2016 12:14
 

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. 


Dave_Mack
(Ball of Confusion)
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 15:14
 

Simply the best. Would like to find a transcription of the alto solo so I can (attempt to) play it. 
idiot_wind
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 7:32
 

 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)

 
Hey man, you get it! Behold the wonders of Steely Dan! Every song...its this way.   
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 7:30
 

 hayduke2 wrote:

Super Happy Up-coming B'Day treatment_bound : )

love Steely Dan (was Doctor Wu a Tony Randall movie? )

 
The Tony Randall movie was named "The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao".
DrLex
(Belgium)
Posted: May 31, 2016 4:40
 

Only recently I learned the origin of this band's name. Since RP is supposed to be appropriate for all ages, I refer the interested to a search engine or wikipedia {#Cheesygrin}
misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: May 22, 2016 11:26
 

Did someone say a "ditty?" This is a tight little jazz tune wrapped in a pop-song's ABAB structure. Excellent musicianship and fabulous production- thanks also to Phil Woods, Victor Feldman, and Larry Carlton for that album.  Kind weird audio quality on that LP compared to Aja for example which is pure hi-fi heaven!


misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: May 22, 2016 11:16
 

 treatment_bound wrote:

Yeah, I was thinking about that.  Today's late teens and the 20-30 crowd have for the most-part embraced the classic rock warhorses of yesteryear (Zep, Stones, Beatles, etc.). 

But does Steely Dan get any love today by the retro hipsters?

P.S.-Happy belated #56, hayduke2!  I'll be joing you there in 7 weeks.

Remember when we were young, and 56 seemed like "almost DEAD"!  Where the hell did the time go?

 
When I was a kid, my dad, who was a master of weird New York City slang and curses in like 14 different languages, used the term "piastre" to mean, if I may be quite precise: "a coin of such little value it wasn't worth picking up from the street."
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: May 22, 2016 11:10
 

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)
heythere
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 7:58
 

Thank you! just saw them last night at the Capitol Theater in NY. best show ever. don t miss them if they come to your area.
mortrates
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 7:58
 

6.6? Are you crazy, are you high? {#Smile}
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Mar 19, 2016 13:31
 

  hayduke2 wrote:
Pop for us mature folks

 treatment_bound wrote:

Yeah, I was thinking about that.  Today's late teens and the 20-30 crowd have for the most-part embraced the classic rock warhorses of yesteryear (Zep, Stones, Beatles, etc.). 

But does Steely Dan get any love today by the retro hipsters?

P.S.-Happy belated #56, hayduke2!  I'll be joing you there in 7 weeks.

Remember when we were young, and 56 seemed like "almost DEAD"!  Where the hell did the time go?

 
Super Happy Up-coming B'Day treatment_bound : )

love Steely Dan (was Doctor Wu a Tony Randall movie? )
h8rhater
Posted: Feb 25, 2016 11:41
 

 Skydog wrote:
was he really spending piasters?{#Ask}

 
{#Ask}... figure of speech, used as a synonym for dollar, because it is more lyrical. Maybe?
MiloD
(Las Vegas)
Posted: Feb 25, 2016 11:38
 

Rate this whole album "god-like"
I graduated high school that year is this album permeated the airwaves. These guys are still as great now as they were 41 years later! Bravo!!{#Bananajam}
idiot_wind
Posted: Feb 25, 2016 11:30
 

My favorite SD song: fantastic, strange and cryptic lyrics.

Great musicianship.

Nice hooks with both melodics and harmonics.

You can sing along, dance to it, drive to it, space out to it. Reminice to it. Look to the future.  
 
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Jan 16, 2016 7:57
 

was he really spending piasters?{#Ask}
tkosh
(Minnesota)
Posted: Jan 16, 2016 7:56
 

 jbjnr wrote:
Makes my ears bleed - and not in a good way.

 
I was just sitting here listening and thinking about how much I love Steely Dan..  Smooth, heartfelt, jazzy, cool, soothing..  so much awesome music by these guys..  Sorry it doesn't do that for you!
LizK
(Houston, Texas)
Posted: Oct 14, 2015 8:04
 

Always sounds like a Vegas lounge singer to me  However, the sax is cool.
 
primm
Posted: Sep 21, 2015 12:49
 

thanks bill I was jonesing for some dan and just when I was down to the last piaster I could borrow


jbjnr
(Switzerland)
Posted: Aug 21, 2015 3:46
 

Makes my ears bleed - and not in a good way.
Rikki_dont
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 13:44
 

Sometimes I wonder - Aja, throw out your gold teeth, or this one... Which is the best...ever?
 
coloradojohn
(Re-booting at the foot of The Flatirons, BOULDER)
Posted: Jul 20, 2015 19:44
 

In answer to the post below wondering if Steely Dan gets any Love from the younger hipsters of today, I can say that around here, at least, they do! A couple years ago almost to the day when my buddy Kevin and I went to their show at Red Rocks, there were PLENTY
Foot
(NorCal / Wine)
Posted: Jul 20, 2015 19:39
 

Can't stand this guys...and I had to endure all their 70's crap on FM radio.  Awful.
Pedro1874
(Newton-le-Willows, England)
Posted: Jun 10, 2015 23:13
 

 BobbyCat wrote:
I love this song, I love Steely Dan, still and always  {#Music}

 
{#Clap}   {#Yes}
BobbyCat
(Beyond)
Posted: May 19, 2015 1:50
 

I love this song, I love Steely Dan, still and always  {#Music}
blkstd
(Champaign, IL)
Posted: Apr 08, 2015 14:06
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
where else can you get trippy, strange lyrics, great piano playing, and a wonderful sax?  

 

where else indeed
idiot_wind
Posted: Apr 08, 2015 14:06
 

where else can you get trippy, strange lyrics, great piano playing, and a wonderful sax?  
coloradojohn
(At the foot of The Flatirons, BOULDER)
Posted: Mar 07, 2015 21:23
 

Slyly mad stuff from perhaps my most formative years... I remember digging intensely how Fagen played with the wildest of language...
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 11:37
 

 ginniet wrote:
I've never been a Steely Dan fan—too boring.  Sorry SD fans.

 
it's fine. You don't have to like them. The world is full of different tastes.
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 11:33
 

 hayduke2 wrote:
Pop for us mature folks

 
Yeah, I was thinking about that.  Today's late teens and the 20-30 crowd have for the most-part embraced the classic rock warhorses of yesteryear (Zep, Stones, Beatles, etc.). 

But does Steely Dan get any love today by the retro hipsters?

P.S.-Happy belated #56, hayduke2!  I'll be joing you there in 7 weeks.

Remember when we were young, and 56 seemed like "almost DEAD"!  Where the hell did the time go?
idiot_wind
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 11:30
 

My favorite song from one of my favorite bands.

Very nice melodics.  The harmonics are better.  The musicianship  is the best.

And the strange and cryptic lyrics make you go...what the f@#$? 

Combined, you listen to this song in Feb 2015 and it still sounds new...like it was 1975.

But who in the hell is Katy and the other person?

And I ain't even gonna ask about the good doctor.
   
Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 11:28
 

 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

{#Wave}.... Bill, what he meant to say was lot's more Steely Dan please. 
 

A wicked lot more SD, is really what this guy meant.
Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 11:27
 

11, mine goes to 11
dickmahoon
(Out the back of China)
Posted: Jan 04, 2015 3:40
 

I agree Bill, this is sublime.  As is most of their stuff.

DM
Jitskeharm
(Leiden, The Netherlands)
Posted: Jan 04, 2015 3:35
 

 msymmes wrote:
This is a TEN imho and yet it averages 6.4 !
 

 
I rated it an 8
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Nov 02, 2014 14:43
 

This is a TEN imho and yet it averages 6.4 !
 

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 16:00