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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ppg677, Jul 19, 2019.
Wow! Two of my S.D. Favorites and they nailed,it, and then some.
There's a Steely Dan tribute act who play round here a lot. Extremely good.
Go see them if they're playing near you. You won't be disappointed.
yep.... killin it
Steely Dan tributes? Why my Amp Garage buddy Gil Ayan and Doctor Wu based in LA. Not a great quality live video but he kills on Kid C solos on his own build Dumble style amp ( gasp but no Dumble clones sound good - do they? )
Great stuff, thanks!
With Becker gone and Fagan over 70, time is getting short.
It does my musical heart and soul good to see younger peeps picking up the torch of "Steely Dan."
IMO, the performances are well done!
I suppose the only thing missing is the sublime strangeness of Fagan's voice...
...and, it's hard to conjure up anything like it, unless you've lived it.
Steely Dan: Is there gas in the car? Is there gas in the car? One of my faves, ever.
Fagan's vocals do translate that sardonic character quite well; even if he can be strained & pitchy singing live. I still appreciate much of his unique style- yet, his vocal(s) can be an acquired taste. I'm seeing Dan during the 5-day residency in Boston in a few months (doing classic LP's in their entirety). I like the current lineup with Keith Carlock (drums) and Freddie Washington (bass) punching out those grooves.
There a SD tribute out here on LI called Steelin' Dan. Buncha hitters in that band.
But IMO they all fall a little short, because nobody sounds like Fagen.
The best SD tribute? These guys...
My bad, I know.....but I've never been much of a Steely Dan fan......yeah, it's clever lyrics and songwriting, killer guitar work, and complex arrangements, but just never "did it for me"......so a Steely Dan tribute band isn't anything I'll get excited about, but you guys enjoy.
Yeah great tribute but nobody sounds like Fagen!
Grew up hard rock -metal..playing it for years..favorite band ? Steely Dan
All the CD's are in the work truck.bout the only band ireally listen to cause of always working on music so much.it just takes me there..back & then everywhere.
Killer bass player!!!
And not an easy band to cover.
SD is pretty sacred to me, for lack of a better word. While all of those bands were tremendous, I would struggle to listen to them for more than a song or two. I saw a show on the last tour before Becker died. I was kinda nervous they wouldn't be very good, but they were great.
Spent some time trying to work up solo versions for my little local gigs. So much effort, no one listened, then ask if I do any Petty. Really "fun" to play but unfortunately has been so long I'd have to review the videotape to remember how to play. Otherwise, SD pretty much sacred ground and kudos to those recreating and keeping alive.
I played CCR, Eagles, Stones and then I got educated on Steely Dan.
All those bands in this post sound good to me. Great music must will survive.
Here's the Lexington Lab Band. They do a pretty good job covering several bands.