6:00 am. 1:52 pm. Yep, this was me also. I always thought ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ would make a great country song. 4:55 pm. Hence the (delicious) expression, pretzel logic.The term is evidenced by at least 1967 in American Opinion, a magazine of the far-right, anticommunist John Birch Society.. Pretzel logic is used to describe inconsistent, illogical thinking that, once scrutinized, doesn’t stand up. Had the opportunity to see them live a couple times and they were stellar. EW in DFW After Becker passed the other day, pulled up some SD on Spotify to give them another listen. The last few shows I’ve been to I notice that they slip more and more Steely Dan covers in, and I admit they do them justice, probably their strongest songs as a matter of fact. 5:05 am, Jack Williams 5:00 pm, Cool you mentioned him cause Waylon covered Bakerstreet on Hangin Tough. Bill E: Cazenovia Casanova 16. One reason ive grown to like bands like this is how their songs are very open to interpretation. Thanks Trigger. Instead of Baby Mozart, my wife and I played Van Morrison all night long for our daughter for years. 12:33 pm, ‘That’s ‘Retha Franklin she don’t remember the Queen of Soul’, Sean Murphy I only saw them live twice but they are high on my list of favorites. These bands are so talented as both musicians and lyricists. BrushHawg. Kingpete September 5, 2017 @ I think they’re a group that some people who know me as a rootsy/rock music enthusiast would be surprised to find how much I love them, but I think that’s because of how they’ve classified/written off as soulless jazz pop by so many. [Verse 2] I have a friend in town, he's heard your name. We can go out driving on Slow Hand Row A little too slick and sterile for me. Trying educate myself about Van Morrison (because we are going to go see him open for Willie Nelson this Sunday), I came across these guys. September 6, 2017 @ I was like two years old when they released their first album so I obviously wasn’t a fan of theirs when they were in their prime but I found them later on. 9 Years Ago ChiTownHustler General Comment: I hear a precursor to "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" in a little riff right after Donald sings, "Tobacco they grow in Peking." just perfection. I could be wrong but I have seen your face before Brett Rating: +4 3 Replies. Woe to the one who does you wrong For me, especially at 48, the song “Hey Nineteen” has become an insightful favorite. Saturate before using. 4:38 pm. 1:23 am. It was the most successful single of the group's career, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1974. I remember seeing Clint Black on an episode of Austin City Limits back in maybe the early 2000’s, and randomly Clint and the band decided to launch into a straight, uninterpreted version of Steely Dan’s “Josie.” It was even one of those Steely Dan songs that veers uncomfortably close to funk or disco. Steely Dan is probably right up at the top as a studio band and as someone who has never really been that into hearing live music I always gravitate to performers that take recorded music seriously and that was really true with Steely Dan. A couple of Jimmy Buffet’s songs: School Boy Heart and Scarlet Begonias A lot of their music…. Don’t expect any audience interaction. Corncaster Earbuds or computer speakers won’t cut it. They could have been huge, but they decided to soldier forth with their music via less trodden paths that purposely hung to the side of popularity so as not to corrupt the sentiments they were trying to covey. 12:30 pm. That song would appear on their next album after this one. Sheets”. Sep 24, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Ande Clayton. With a gun You don't wanna call nobody else I don’t know what to do. After becoming musical collaborators as students at New York’s Bard College, Becker and Fagen went on to turn out numerous hit songs during the 1970s, including “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Hey Nineteen,” and “My Old School.” Your email address will not be published. They wrote great lyrics, great music, and they hired the best. Ok, so you managed to write a piece about one of my favorites and you even mentioned one of my other favorites (Supertramp). Perfect time. It’s a 5.) [Instrumental break 2:50-3:30] Class act live from the horn section, full compliment of background singers, strings, etc. Some of their tunes have among the most complex and interesting chords changes and arrangements in rock. Look, Steely Dan is not for everyone. Doug Tight might be the best description. In some ways, they helped legitimize it. Packed house. [Guitar Solo] Devo got the idea for their "Whip It" video from an article about a guy who owned a dude ranch and charged people to watch him remove his wife's clothes with a bullwhip. With a gun I love finding new music scenes or sub genres and exploring them. Six String Richie sbach66 For me when I was in HS and for much of college (late 70’s), I wanted my rock-n-roll, straight-forward, guitar heavy and loud. Steely Dan is part of what i like to call the “thinking mans rock.” Along with others like the Blue Oyster Cult Dire Straits (who i really dig) or Supertramp, very insightful lyrics with intricate instrumentation. 12:55 pm. September 29, 2019 @ You were the man that I saw running from his door Good speakers and a subwoofer are essential. Scotty J You might use it if you feel better Random Notes Maybe not one of my favorite bands, but the Dan had some songs I like — including the ones mentioned in the article, plus “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki, Don’t Lose That Number,” “My Old School,” “Hey, Nineteen,” and “Cousin Dupree” (from the Grammy-winning ‘Two Against Nature’). I’m not going to press charges.” Fagen’s band, Steely Dan, is a popular jazz/rock outfit who debuted in 1972 and are known for songs like “Reelin’ in the Years” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.” The … September 29, 2019 @ September 6, 2017 @ 8:55 pm. The two-disk set Philosopher’s Stone is an outstanding work that is later than what is mostly know of him. You will be what you are just the same I can relate. These guys could write. Sharp. blue demon I guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and run September 8, 2017 @ My wife enjoys them, and I appreciate them for their talent even if I wouldn’t make any effort on my own to attend their shows. 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