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Tag Archives: Steely Dan
From our long riffing series The hardrocking staff has been on a bit of a Steely Dan jag lately, during which we came across a couple of live sets you splendid readers might enjoy. Turns out 1974 was a very … Continue reading
Sad to see that Walter Becker, the great guitarist and songwriting partner of Donald Fagen in the redoubtable Steely Dan, died last week at the age of 67. Sadder yet, most obituaries wrote off the Becker/Fagen lyrics as (in the … Continue reading
Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured the latest in the paper’s terrific Anatomy of a Song series: this installment by Marc Myers. ‘They Call Alabama The Crimson Tide’ As midlife-crisis songs go, Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blues” ranks among the most melodic and existential. Recorded … Continue reading
This tweet came across the hardworking staff’s desktop this AM: Because she sucks? Besides, there’s a much better alternative: Much better value for your YouTube dollar.