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Steely Dan Sunday: Songs That Got Us Hooked on Steely Dan

Steely Dan Sunday: Songs That Got Us Hooked on Steely Dan

Our panel of Steely Dan fanatics reminisce about that magic moment when their minds were blown away by the artful brilliance of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

Remembering a drop-dead gorgeous tone poem that was so emblematic.

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, “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.

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles reunite! (Well, kind of)

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles reunite! (Well, kind of)

With Lennon and Harrison’s untimely passings, this is as close as we’ll ever get again.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Dallas/Sail The Waterway” (1972)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Dallas/Sail The Waterway” (1972)

At this point, they weren’t quite brilliant yet. But Steely Dan was on its way there.

War – Greatest Hits (1976; 2014 reissue)

A force in its day, the music of this seminal funk-jazz-rock combo remains very much potent today.

The Friday Morning Listen: Edgar Winter – White Trash (1971)

I still don’t really know the entire story, and maybe its better that I don’t.

The Friday Morning Listen: Angel – White Hot (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: Angel – White Hot (1978)

So we were standing around the Something Else! water cooler the other day, getting a lot of laughs from an absolutely ridiculous article we’d read about guitar players.