Steely Dan

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  1. Blue

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    Some great moments like Haitian Divorce and Can't buy a thrill album but too many bland sterile songs.
     
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    All DF's solo things are great, too
     
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    One of the best core and compilation "group" that there ever was.
     
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    One of those bands you remember hearing for the first time; visiting a friend and he sez "you gotta hear this" as he leafed thru his albums. It was a head scratcher the 1st time thru, i knew it was great musicianship right away but the intelligent lyrics took several listens to really appreciate. Great band, great catalogue of outstanding music.
     
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    I'm listening to "Reelin' In The Years" right now. What guitar/amp is he/they using for the solos? I know he/she has a fuzz box or something going too.

    PS: I went back and got the Katy Lied and Royal Scam vinyl LPs today and also found a copy of Aja at another place.
     
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    Definitely one of my three favorite bands. the one song that really does it for me is "Daddy don't live in that New York City no more" since I spent my younger years in Manhattan with my parents and it reminds me a lot of my dad, who passed away in 1994...
     
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    “Learn to work, the saxophone....”

    Huge influence for me! “Dirty Work”, “My Old School”, “Katy Lied”. Too many gems to mention.

    My generation was lucky enough to have them as a shining light. Most of their songs were upbeat.

    “Well I crossed my old man back in Oregon....”
     
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    I’ve only heard the tunes on FM classic rock radio. After this thread, I’m going to give a couple albums recommended here a listen.
     
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    Last Summer I decided to go after Don’t Take Me Alive and followed that - for the past 10 months.
    I’m getting there, but slowly. I’ll never be able to duplicate Larry Carlton but to my satisfaction I can accomplish what pleases me.


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    Listening to Barrytown and Night by Night the other day. The guitar and drum work is amazing. I always find something EVERY time I listen. Every time.


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    Just amazing on every level
     
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    "Katy Lied" and "The Royal Scam" are excellent LP's in my opinion. Aja is a masterpiece. Steely Dan was smart and polished by design; a place to go to get away. Now if you'll excuse my I must go put The Fez on.
     
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    Doing that with “Don’t Take Me Alive” Don’t expect immediate gratification. Started July ‘18.
     
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    Agree. The lightning and thunder are Kid Charlemagne and Don’t Take Me Alive but the songs you mention are rich and full lyrics and music wise. The Beatles were ultimate but Steely Dan was downright confounding.
     
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    Haha....I hear you.

    You could take a short break from it and start working on Only A Fool Would Say that?....:)

    Back to it....
     
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    Dukes of September, maybe?



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  17. bcorig

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    Smooth. Intimidating.
    Did you ever wish to be able to see videos of Dias, Becker, Baxter, Carlton, etc actually playing those leads?
    Challenges the limits of my comprehension.
     
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    I've checked out "Dirty Work" which would be a cool tune for a guitar player.
    But....I gravitate to the 'upbeat' songs....I'm not into the slow ballads.
    I do 1/2 dozen or so SD tunes now to keep my rhythm chops up.

    Back to it....
     
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    The guitar parts on "Don't Take Me Alive" and "Chain Lightning" are killers. Two of my favorites.
     
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    I think (possible oxymoron) I've seeh a YT vid of Harrington doing Reelin' In The Years....makes it look easy.
    I'm a failure....

    Back to it....
     
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