< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** We all like to think that Steely Dan’s music is distinguished by sly lyrics, complex harmonies, elite musicianship and sharp production. While those attributes might be found in nearly every Steely Dan song, the most instantly recognizable feature is not any of those things.
Archive for July 29th, 2012
This is music made for summer, for never-ending afternoon dreamscapes followed by brilliant bursts of color as the sun dives behind the dunes.
So I was sitting at the kitchen table this morning, attempting to wipe the dust of sleep out of my droopy eyes while waiting for the five-minute coffee timer to go off.
Most people tend to associate the Strawberry Alarm Clock with just one song, but what an amazing song it is. And that’s “Incense And Peppermints,” which sprinted straight to the No. 1 spot on the national charts in the fall of 1967.