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You zombie, be born again my friend

Put your hands together for Steely Danzig.
posted by porn in the woods on Jan 9, 2017 - 22 comments

Gum is the impossible meal.

An Oral History of Radiohead's OK Computer.
posted by kenko on Apr 29, 2015 - 29 comments

The Cuervo Gold, the fine Columbian

"And forget the relaxed cheeriness of the context that slotted them into the yacht-rock ranks with Loggins & Messina and the Doobie Brothers — shared sessionman personnel and L.A. neighborliness notwithstanding, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were New York to the core, all Brill Building gone Burroughs, using the language of pop as their foot in the door to ease in creepier, more unsettling things. No amount of multi-tracked studio trickery, woodshedder scrubbed-up arrangements, or perfectionist, precise ultra-virtuoso slickness could really obscure the existential dread and hip-panic self-consciousness that made their lyrics resonate. So they piled on as much gloss as they could, stitched together all manners of hopped-up jazz and rhythm & blues permutations into the weave of their sound, and infiltrated the subconsciousness of future yuppies everywhere like some kind of Manchurian Candidate virus to make them eventually realize there’s futility in optimism." Steely Dan albums from worst to best. (You're seeing them at Coachella this year, right?)
posted by naju on Jan 29, 2015 - 111 comments

We took a blood oath to do that back in the oddest year of all.

Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have given an interview to Rolling Stone to promote Steely Dan's upcoming tour. Becker and Fagen developed a reputation for messing with the media in the '70s, and Becker keeps the practice alive in this interview. [more inside]
posted by banal evil on Jul 18, 2013 - 60 comments

"Chinese music under Banyan trees.

The Darcys, decided to cover Steely Dan's Aja.

The result? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Jun 29, 2013 - 56 comments

Classic Albums, covering 3 decades of popular music

Classic Albums is a rock and pop documentary series, broadcast and on DVD, starting with The Making of Sgt. Pepper. There were 38 more albums covered, plus five more in the Netherlands... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 1, 2013 - 33 comments

Now where'd we sample those legs?

Electronic musician Gabe Shultz (fka Fusebox) has created Day Glow Freaks, a free 12-track album comprised entirely of Steely Dan samples. [more inside]
posted by mintcake! on Jun 1, 2011 - 21 comments

The Steely Dan Infographic Project

In which the folks at the Barryfest blog attempt to create a chart, diagram, graph or other visual aid inspired by each and every Steely Dan song
posted by mintcake! on Apr 28, 2011 - 48 comments

wake me up, when the wolves come out to play

Donald Fagen and the making of Kamakiriad (part 2). With cameos from Walter Becker and Rick Moranis. The album featured the song "Snowbound" which became this very cool video.
posted by vronsky on May 17, 2007 - 51 comments

Owen Wilson Rebuttal

Owen Wilson has denied any connection between his new movie, "You, Me and Dupree," and '70s supergroup Steely Dan, a spokesman for the actor said Friday. The band recently posted a letter on their Web site claiming that Wilson's Dupree character was based on their Grammy-winning song, "Cousin Dupree," about a couch-hopping houseguest. In a statement released by his spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, Wilson said: "I have never heard the song `Cousin Dupree' and I don't even know who this gentleman, Mr. Steely Dan, is. I hope this helps to clear things up and I can get back to concentrating on my new movie, `HEY 19.'"
posted by wfc123 on Jul 29, 2006 - 62 comments

Dupree, Don't Lose That Number

Steely Dan vs. the Wilson Brothers It's all about Dupree and Dupree, and is a great example of what bored rock stars do when they're too old to trash the hotel room. (Or, the Bird Flu of Viral Promotion - you decide.)
posted by wendell on Jul 22, 2006 - 28 comments

the making of peg

steely dan fans - the making of peg
posted by vronsky on Jul 4, 2006 - 31 comments

Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression

The Mu Major Chord Outstanding guitar themed Steely Dan fan site. Learn the secret Steely Dan chord substitution!
posted by crunchburger on May 8, 2003 - 15 comments

Throw out your gold teeth and see how they roll

Steely Dan is pre-selling a track in MP3 or WMA format from their upcoming CD for $1.49. The surprising part is they say "Once you have the file you can listen to it on your computer, transfer it to a player, or burn it to CD. It's yours to keep." Does somebody in the music industry finally understand the possibilities of this whole interweb thing? Only time will tell.
posted by SteveInMaine on May 1, 2003 - 27 comments

Two Against Nature, as it always has been.

Two Against Nature, as it always has been.
After all this time, I thought Rikki HAD lost that number...
posted by wendell on Feb 28, 2000 - 0 comments

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