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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by spook69, Jul 7, 2012.
Who remembers this?
They don't make 'em like this any more.
Skunk Baxter! How many can listen to that song and not think 'how did he get that sound?!?!'.
No chance of forgettin' it, since it's regularly posted here!
But don't worry - it's so good we can always stand to see it once more!
Ha, what did I buy the other day?
My first Steely Dan CD, Can't Buy a Thrill.
I love the world.
Oh yeh.. I can remember one of those times where a song defined the memory..
I was 19..It was a cold, grey, windy, rainy afternoon in '75. the location was in the parking lot at Maroubra beach,Sydney... it was deserted..
I was going surfing?..I was getting into my wetsuit trying to psych myself up.. it was cold...:neutral:
a car pulled up with a few dudes in it.. I could hear the music blaring out of their car through the misty rolled up windows.... it sounded kinda familiar...the lead break was playing....
I went over and tapped on the window, they guy rolled it down,.. hey, guys what's this song?...
Steely Dan, Reeling in the Years.... ah yeh.. cool.
I'd heard some SD then, not a lot...it wasn't long before everyone had SD records.. a bit slow to catch on here maybe?...
it warmed me up...I remember trying to ward off the cold sitting out back singing the song... thinking I'm going to reel in those years ahead and use them to do what I wanted to do....
.. the following year I was on my way to Europe to go surfing. I saw a magazine with pictures of waves in France?...
serious Pretzel Logic there, I reckon...
edit... I wasn't looking........woooooo 3333 posts... my numbers...
Elliott Randall played the solo on the recording. on a Stratocaster.
Any Dan fan knows that, it was still Baxter playing a Tele on that vid.
Can't Buy a Thrill is a classic album, no argument.
Love that tune. Great version, thanks. I wish dan did more songs like this.
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I sure remember it. When I was first dating Mrs. Stubee we hung out with her brother a lot & that album was playing nightly. Love it.
Baxter's pretty damn, but I was really diggin' Denny Dias' sound and groove.
I remember reading shortly after the song came out that Jimmy Page was quoted as saying that the song was fantastic.
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Any major dude with half a heart surely would tell you, my friend, it was still Baxter playing a tele on that vid.
My favorite live SD vid:
from what i vaguely remember, Page said it was his fave solo? or riff? ever
either way, i love Steely Dan, even if they make me feel really morose
they're almost a genre
yes, fave solo he said!!
I think they have done lots and lots of songs "like this" ... Not identical ones (no need for that), but equally good songs.
Well, saying that the familiar radio staple "Reelin' in the Years" has a "great tele solo" is . . . disinformation. That solo is well known to have been played by Elliot Randall on a Fender Strat, as mentioned above. There was a GP mag feature about the settings etc. used by Elliot on that recording, back in the days. Kudos to anyone who could find that article, scan it & post it!
this version is more like a march and less shuffley...
it is interesting to see Jeff singing too (and standing) since later on, he didn't sing and sat in a chair most of the time...
I was trying to think when david palmer left the group... back then they were actually a band!
I loved that era..
Here's the June, 2012 Guitarist Magazine interview. There's plenty of documentation about this solo.
Elliott spell his name with 2 t's.
Steely Dan are a phenomenal band, everything they've done is awesome.
The Night Fly, Fagen's solo debut, is also pretty awesome - especially I.G.Y!