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Tone and Albums Don't Get Better Than This

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Phrygian77, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Phrygian77

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    Steely Dan don’t disappoint
     
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    I’ve always liked this one.
     
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    All the guitars on that track sound great, but that lead part is absolutely sick. Tone for days, fluid, inventive, silky smooth yet it's got some hair on it. Great stuff.
     
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    Always nice to open a song with a great big chord and a guitar intro, especially one by Larry Carlton

     
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    Truly in a class by themselves.
     
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    Knowing about Steely Dan and having their records (yes, records) meant you were smart and cool. Because you were.
     
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    I clicked here prepared to argue but yeah I mean its Steely Dan
     
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    It's also kind of hard to argue with Larry Carlton with his 335 and a mid '50s Deluxe either.
     
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    Maybe not fresh but still warm and wet as the day it was born. This is just nasty guitarring.
     
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    That solo, that tone...wow. Inspirational. Now I know what I want to practice this week. If I can capture just a little bit of that magic on some tracks I’m recording, I’d be over the moon.
     
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    It is good to be smart and cool, all the better to appreciate such tasty playing. I love pretty much everything by Steely Dan but these might be my faves:








    Seems sparse, but deceptively lush. That electric piano! Those horns! That groove! Those lyrics, and vocal melody! Old Donald must have been high-fiving himself silly once that one was in the can.
     
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    One of my all time favorite tracks. Thanks for the reminder!
     
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    One of my two favorites of theirs - the other one being "Deacon Blues".
     
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    Without a doubt, the later ultra tight R&B type sound is what pulled my attention toward Steely Dan. Songs like that, and Peg of course, but some of the earlier stuff, especially Pretzel Logic, is just unprecedented, for lack of better words.
     
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    Love the very compressed guitar beginning of a "Hey Nineteen."


    (It's funny I always thought for years that was about covid-19!)

    :)
     
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    Larry Carlton is smooth alright.

    But Skunk really delivers the goods here:

     
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