History YMMV / SteelyDan

7th Sep '17 6:20:56 AM rainmakerrtv
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** Similarly, Elliott Randall's guitar solo on "Reelin' In The Years", although he did later do sessions on other Steely Dan albums.
3rd Sep '17 11:32:16 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Bodhisattva. So simple, yet oh so badass.

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** "Bodhisattva."Bodhisattva". So simple, yet oh so badass.


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** "Bodhisattva" definitely counts as well.
21st May '17 10:16:44 AM nombretomado
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*** Fagen himself jokingly referenced it in a VH1 special detailing the making of ''Aja''.

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*** Fagen himself jokingly referenced it in a VH1 Creator/VH1 special detailing the making of ''Aja''.
19th May '17 6:45:27 PM Peridonyx
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* NightmareFuel: "Do It Again." From the ominous chords and organ riffs; to the lyrics that imply things like murder, ruin, and even divine judgment.
14th Apr '17 9:14:35 PM JakesBrain
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--> This is the night of the expanding man
--> I take one last drag as I approach the stand
--> I cried when I wrote this song
--> sue me if I play too long
--> This brother is free
--> I'll be what I want to be

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--> This is the night of the expanding man
-->
man\\
I take one last drag as I approach the stand
-->
stand\\
I cried when I wrote this song
--> sue
song\\
Sue
me if I play too long
-->
long\\
This brother is free
-->
free\\
I'll be what I want to bebe
** The message of "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" is that troubles are all temporary, even though they have to be endured.
-->Any major dude with half a heart surely will tell you, my friend\\
Any minor world that breaks apart falls together again\\
When the demon is at your door\\
In the morning it won't be there no more\\
Any major dude will tell you
3rd Jan '17 11:35:27 AM Xtifr
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** The Hall of Fame writings from their website include a fictional letter in which a woman pleads for their induction so that she can meet them, and find out which one is her father. Her belief is based on a dream in which she is sitting in their lap, [[SelfDeprecatingHumor while they sing]] "[[{{Eagles}} Tequila Sunrise]]".

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** The Hall of Fame writings from their website include a fictional letter in which a woman pleads for their induction so that she can meet them, and find out which one is her father. Her belief is based on a dream in which she is sitting in their lap, [[SelfDeprecatingHumor while they sing]] "[[{{Eagles}} "[[Music/{{Eagles}} Tequila Sunrise]]".
31st Dec '16 5:21:40 PM karstovich2
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* ValuesDissonance: "The Fez." It's about a guy who won't have sex with a woman without wearing a condom (see GetTheeToANunnery). Today, wearing a condom is pretty much standard operating procedure (at least until you've been with your partner for a good long while), but back in 1976 (when the song came out), the thought process was that pregnancy was avoidable with all the marvelous contraceptives on the market (the pill, the diaphragm, and the IUD being the most notable), and virtually all [=STD=]s were either curable or could not be prevented with condoms anyway, so insisting on a condom was seen as a sign of an overly-cautious, distinctly un-hip man who didn't trust his partner(s). Yeah, HIV/AIDS undid that attitude in a hurry...

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* ValuesDissonance: "The Fez." It's about a guy who won't have sex with a woman without wearing a condom (see GetTheeToANunnery).GetTheeToANunnery), and it's making fun of him. Today, wearing a condom is pretty much standard operating procedure (at least until you've been with your partner for a good long while), but back in 1976 (when the song came out), the thought process was that pregnancy was avoidable with all the marvelous contraceptives on the market (the pill, the diaphragm, and the IUD being the most notable), and virtually all [=STD=]s were either curable or could not be prevented with condoms anyway, so insisting on a condom was seen as a sign of an overly-cautious, distinctly un-hip man who didn't trust his partner(s). Yeah, HIV/AIDS undid that attitude in a hurry...
7th May '16 4:17:34 AM onionmaster
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** You can realistically call it about 15 years. Becker and Fagen began work on new material in 1986, after reconvening during the recording of Rosie Vela's self-titled album. They composed early versions of "Snowbound" and "West Of Hollywood". Some time after, they composed "Fall Of 92". They decided to work on their own solo albums. Both were started around the same time, but Fagen's Kamakiriad was released earlier. It was produced by and featured Becker, and featured "Snowbound", which was the only song Fagen didn't write entirely himself. Conversely, Becker's solo album "11 Tracks Of Whack" appeared in 1994, and was a combination of home recordings with drum machine and some stuff done with a full band. By this point "Fall Of '92" was too dated - chiefly because of its political lyrics referring to Bush Sr. being in the white house - so it was dropped, though appeared as a B-Side on a promo CD. In 1993, the band had started touring for the first time in 19 years, assembling an all star band, and rearranging a number of tracks, as well as playing tracks from their two solo albums, plus "Fall Of 92". In 1996, after touring for a few years and wanting to spice up their oldies-heavy setlist, the band wrote three new songs, "Jack Of Speed", "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and played them on tour. In 1997, the band began more concrete work on writing songs for Two Against Nature, but spent a lot of time meticulously getting the songs 'right', using the technology Pro-Tools and writing a lot of the drum beats using programmed samples. The band recorded the three songs they had played on tour, but of them, only a reworked "Jack Of Speed" appeared on the album, with the other two still unreleased. When "Two Against Nature" finally came out in 2000, many were happy to hear the album, but felt it was overproduced, preferred the tour arrangement of "Jack Of Speed", were baffled at the omission of "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and found its lead single "Cousin Dupree" to be lightweight. Despite winning a Grammy for it, the band must have listened to this criticism because the follow up "Everything Must Go" was produced more quickly, and in the style of the old Steely Dan albums.

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** You can realistically call it about 15 years. Becker and Fagen began work on new material in 1986, after reconvening during the recording of Rosie Vela's self-titled album.album Zazu. They composed early versions of "Snowbound" and "West Of Hollywood". Some time after, they composed "Fall Of 92". They decided to work on their own solo albums. Both were started around the same time, but Fagen's Kamakiriad was released earlier. It was produced by and featured Becker, and featured "Snowbound", which was the only song Fagen didn't write entirely himself. Conversely, Becker's solo album "11 Tracks Of Whack" appeared in 1994, and was a combination of home recordings with drum machine and some stuff done with a full band. By this point "Fall Of '92" was too dated - chiefly because of its political lyrics referring to Bush Sr. being in the white house - so it was dropped, though appeared as a B-Side on a promo CD. In 1993, the band had started touring for the first time in 19 years, assembling an all star band, and rearranging a number of tracks, as well as playing tracks from their two solo albums, plus "Fall Of 92". In 1996, after touring for a few years and wanting to spice up their oldies-heavy setlist, the band wrote three new songs, "Jack Of Speed", "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and played them on tour. In 1997, the band began more concrete work on writing songs for Two Against Nature, but spent a lot of time meticulously getting the songs 'right', using the technology Pro-Tools and writing a lot of the drum beats using programmed samples. The band recorded the three songs they had played on tour, but of them, only a reworked "Jack Of Speed" appeared on the album, with the other two still unreleased. When "Two Against Nature" finally came out in 2000, many were happy to hear the album, but felt it was overproduced, preferred the tour arrangement of "Jack Of Speed", were baffled at the omission of "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and found its lead single "Cousin Dupree" to be lightweight. Despite winning a Grammy for it, the band must have listened to this criticism because the follow up "Everything Must Go" was produced more quickly, and in the style of the old Steely Dan albums.
7th May '16 4:14:29 AM onionmaster
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** You can realistically call it about 15 years. Becker and Fagen began work on new material in 1986, after reconvening during the recording of Rosie Vela's self-titled album. They composed early versions of "Snowbound" and "West Of Hollywood". Some time after, they composed "Fall Of 92". They decided to work on their own solo albums. Both were started around the same time, but Fagen's Kamakiriad was released earlier. It was produced by and featured Becker, and featured "Snowbound", which was the only song Fagen didn't write entirely himself. Conversely, Becker's solo album "11 Tacks Of Whack" appeared in 1994, and was a combination of home recordings with drum machine and some stuff done with a full band. By this point "Fall Of '92" was too dated - chiefly because of its political lyrics referring to Bush Sr. being in the white house - so it was dropped, though appeared as a B-Side on a promo CD. In 1993, the band had started touring for the first time in 19 years, assembling an all star band, and rearranging a number of tracks, as well as playing tracks from their two solo albums, plus "Fall Of 92". After touring for a few years and wanting to spice up their oldies-heavy setlist, the band wrote three new songs, "Jack Of Speed", "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and played them on tour. In 1997, the band began more concrete work on writing songs for Two Against Nature, but spent a lot of time meticulously getting the songs 'right', using the technology Pro-Tools and writing a lot of the drum beats using programmed samples. The band recorded the three songs they had played on tour, but of them, only a reworked "Jack Of Speed" appeared on the album, with the other two still unreleased. When "Two Against Nature" finally came out in 2000, many were happy to hear the album, but felt it was overproduced, preferred the tour arrangement of "Jack Of Speed", were baffled at the omission of "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and found its lead single "Cousin Dupree" to be lightweight. Despite winning a Grammy for it, the band must have listened to this criticism because the follow up "Everything Must Go" was produced more quickly, and in the style of the old Steely Dan albums.

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** You can realistically call it about 15 years. Becker and Fagen began work on new material in 1986, after reconvening during the recording of Rosie Vela's self-titled album. They composed early versions of "Snowbound" and "West Of Hollywood". Some time after, they composed "Fall Of 92". They decided to work on their own solo albums. Both were started around the same time, but Fagen's Kamakiriad was released earlier. It was produced by and featured Becker, and featured "Snowbound", which was the only song Fagen didn't write entirely himself. Conversely, Becker's solo album "11 Tacks Tracks Of Whack" appeared in 1994, and was a combination of home recordings with drum machine and some stuff done with a full band. By this point "Fall Of '92" was too dated - chiefly because of its political lyrics referring to Bush Sr. being in the white house - so it was dropped, though appeared as a B-Side on a promo CD. In 1993, the band had started touring for the first time in 19 years, assembling an all star band, and rearranging a number of tracks, as well as playing tracks from their two solo albums, plus "Fall Of 92". After In 1996, after touring for a few years and wanting to spice up their oldies-heavy setlist, the band wrote three new songs, "Jack Of Speed", "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and played them on tour. In 1997, the band began more concrete work on writing songs for Two Against Nature, but spent a lot of time meticulously getting the songs 'right', using the technology Pro-Tools and writing a lot of the drum beats using programmed samples. The band recorded the three songs they had played on tour, but of them, only a reworked "Jack Of Speed" appeared on the album, with the other two still unreleased. When "Two Against Nature" finally came out in 2000, many were happy to hear the album, but felt it was overproduced, preferred the tour arrangement of "Jack Of Speed", were baffled at the omission of "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and found its lead single "Cousin Dupree" to be lightweight. Despite winning a Grammy for it, the band must have listened to this criticism because the follow up "Everything Must Go" was produced more quickly, and in the style of the old Steely Dan albums.
7th May '16 4:13:27 AM onionmaster
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** Despite its troubled production, ''Gaucho'' contains some of the band's best music, such as "Third World Man" and the title track.

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** Despite its troubled production, ''Gaucho'' contains some of the band's best music, such as "Third World Man" "Hey Nineteen", "Time Out Of Mind" and the title track.


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** You can realistically call it about 15 years. Becker and Fagen began work on new material in 1986, after reconvening during the recording of Rosie Vela's self-titled album. They composed early versions of "Snowbound" and "West Of Hollywood". Some time after, they composed "Fall Of 92". They decided to work on their own solo albums. Both were started around the same time, but Fagen's Kamakiriad was released earlier. It was produced by and featured Becker, and featured "Snowbound", which was the only song Fagen didn't write entirely himself. Conversely, Becker's solo album "11 Tacks Of Whack" appeared in 1994, and was a combination of home recordings with drum machine and some stuff done with a full band. By this point "Fall Of '92" was too dated - chiefly because of its political lyrics referring to Bush Sr. being in the white house - so it was dropped, though appeared as a B-Side on a promo CD. In 1993, the band had started touring for the first time in 19 years, assembling an all star band, and rearranging a number of tracks, as well as playing tracks from their two solo albums, plus "Fall Of 92". After touring for a few years and wanting to spice up their oldies-heavy setlist, the band wrote three new songs, "Jack Of Speed", "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and played them on tour. In 1997, the band began more concrete work on writing songs for Two Against Nature, but spent a lot of time meticulously getting the songs 'right', using the technology Pro-Tools and writing a lot of the drum beats using programmed samples. The band recorded the three songs they had played on tour, but of them, only a reworked "Jack Of Speed" appeared on the album, with the other two still unreleased. When "Two Against Nature" finally came out in 2000, many were happy to hear the album, but felt it was overproduced, preferred the tour arrangement of "Jack Of Speed", were baffled at the omission of "Wet Side Story" and "Cash Only Island", and found its lead single "Cousin Dupree" to be lightweight. Despite winning a Grammy for it, the band must have listened to this criticism because the follow up "Everything Must Go" was produced more quickly, and in the style of the old Steely Dan albums.


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** "Don't Take Me Alive" is, atypically for the band, led by a heavy guitar riff played by Larry Carlton. Whilst their guitarists would usually only get the chance to shine on solos, this song is led by one. It is one of the band's most popular songs amongst fans for this reason.
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