Articles by: Preston Frazier

Steely Dan Sunday, “Things I Miss The Most” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Things I Miss The Most” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“The Last Mall”) ||| ONWARD (“Blues Beach”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Metaphors, sarcasm, downright snarkiness are but a few of the characteristics of a Steely Dan song. The song ”Things I Miss The Most” doesn’t have these telltale Steely Dan signs yet still ranks among their best because of what it does contain.

On Second Thought: Dire Straits – Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)

On Second Thought: Dire Straits – Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)

Mark Knopfler’s amazing career is enhanced by the American release this month of his two discs, twenty song album, Privateering , but let’s take a look back at a lesser known but perhaps his most amazing release

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” (2013)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” (2013)

Earlier this year, Something Else! mentioned the band Chicago’s return to recording. Now, we have what we hope is one of the many fruits of their labors, the single, “Somethin’ Comin’, I Know.”

Steely Dan Sunday, “Negative Girl” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Negative Girl” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Cousin Dupree”) ||| ONWARD (“West Of Hollywood”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** As we’ve covered earlier in the reviews of this album, there are a number of new players and even a new strategy represented by Two Against Nature.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Cousin Dupree” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Cousin Dupree” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Jack Of Speed”) ||| ONWARD (“Negative Girl”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** If Two Against Nature was a somewhat unlikely winner Grammy winner for 2001, Album of the Year, the song “Cousin Dupree” was an even more unlikely winner for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Jack Of Speed” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Jack Of Speed” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Almost Gothic”) ||| ONWARD (“Cousin Dupree”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** If Two Against Nature came out as a L.P. the song “Jack of Speed” would have made a perfect side two opener. It’s funky, it rocks, it’s sophisticated.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Almost Gothic” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Almost Gothic” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Janie Runaway”) ||| ONWARD (“Jack Of Speed”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Not many Billboard top 10 albums have a homage to hookers, but Two Against Nature continues the Steely Dan tradition

Steely Dan Sunday, “Two Against Nature” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Two Against Nature” (2000)

Keith Carlock was under the impression he would never be used as a Steely Dan drummer again. Of course, the rest is history.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Aja [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Aja [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Sign In Stranger [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“Gaslighting Abbie”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** It’s interesting to note that Alive in America ends the way the 1994 concerts actually started. The title song from the album Aja made its complete debut on Steely Dan’s second tour of the 90’s in 1994.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Sign In Stranger [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Sign In Stranger [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Kid Charlemagne [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“Aja [Live]”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** How do you follow-up an iconic rock, funk rave-up like “Kid Charlemagne”?

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