Articles by: John Lawler

Steely Dan’s underrated Everything Must Go is even more pertinent today

Steely Dan’s underrated Everything Must Go is even more pertinent today

Steely Dan’s ‘Everything Must Go,’ released on June 10, 2003, just gets better with age. So, let’s try it in reverse order.

“Cash Only Island” (1996): Steely Dan Sunday

“Cash Only Island” (1996): Steely Dan Sunday

“Cash Only Island” is another song Steely Dan introduced for their 1996 tour, but never put on an album.

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Covers, Part 2

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Covers, Part 2

These selections just might surprise you, and in a good way, too.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

Another cut with great promise, only to be shelved along with so many other ‘Katy Lied’ session nuggets. Perhaps not a Top 5 tune lay in the heart of this beast, but a heart that was very much ALIVE.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mr. Sam” (1975, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mr. Sam” (1975, unreleased)

It’s everything one would expect from a song of the mid-Jurassic period of Steely Dan.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Your Gold Teeth II (instrumental demo)” (1975)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Your Gold Teeth II (instrumental demo)” (1975)

Here’s why Jeff Porcaro was a favorite among Steely Dan’s many drummers.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Stand by the Seawall” (1977, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Stand by the Seawall” (1977, unreleased)

A crystalline peak behind the scenes of Steely Dan’s studio gigs.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Home” (1980?, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Home” (1980?, unreleased)

Catchy, but ultimately a bit less compelling than other ‘Gaucho’ outtakes.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Kind Spirit” (1980?)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Kind Spirit” (1980?)

Another unfinished diamond in the rough that evokes a feeling of what could have been.

Steely Dan Sunday: “I Can’t Write Home About You” (1980)

Steely Dan Sunday: “I Can’t Write Home About You” (1980)

A crown-jewel Steely Dan outtake from around the ‘Gaucho’ recording sessions.

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