We previosuly picked our most beloved Steely Dan singles, now we choose the finest five of their deep cuts.
Steely Dan Sunday
We pick the five best-ever singles from Steely Dan, rank ‘em and praise ‘em!
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.
It’s everything one would expect from a song of the mid-Jurassic period of Steely Dan.
Here’s why Jeff Porcaro was a favorite among Steely Dan’s many drummers.
A crystalline peak behind the scenes of Steely Dan’s studio gigs.
Catchy, but ultimately a bit less compelling than other ‘Gaucho’ outtakes.
Another unfinished diamond in the rough that evokes a feeling of what could have been.
A crown-jewel Steely Dan outtake from around the ‘Gaucho’ recording sessions.
“Kulee Baba,” when Steely Dan goes global. Ahhh, the CD. Those plastic discs of music we used before iTunes. With a noise reduction system Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were crying for when (mis)mastering Katy Lied. Seventy minutes worth and no static at all. CDs arrived commercially in the Fall of ’82, and quickly became the medium of audio-blaring choice.Read More